2016 CFREF funding includes big support for two CAP members

(publié en anglais seulement)

Last week, the Canadian Government announced investments in Canadian University research programs totaling $900 million through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). Among the 13 successful postsecondary institutions were the University of Waterloo with the Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) program and Queen’s University with the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC).

“Today’s investment by the Government of Canada enables our leading postsecondary research institutions to capitalize on areas in which they excel. Indeed, it promises to make them world leaders in these areas, and strengthen Canada’s position as the destination of choice for innovation and cutting-edge research.”

—Ted Hewitt, President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Chair, Canada First Research Excellence Fund Steering Committee

The Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo received $76.3 million to help develop the TQT program. Under direction of CAP member David Cory, the program will integrate research in theoretical physics, computer science, experimental physics and device-engineering with the goal of connecting academic research with industry in such fields as medicine, health, environment, materials, and navigation. Read more …

Queen’s University received an investment of $63.7 million to support the creation of CPARC. Tony Noble, long-time member of the CAP,is the Interim Director of the new research centre collaboration involving University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, Carleton University, Laurentian University, McGill University, Université de Montréal, University of Toronto, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), The Institute of Particle Physics (IPP), The Perimeter Institute, SNOLAB, and TRIUMF. Read more …