U15 Welcomes Investment in Post-Secondary Infrastructure

OTTAWA, ON — April 6, 2016 — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes Science Minister Kirsty Duncan’s formal announcement today of the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, which will invest $2 billion into improving research and innovation infrastructure at post-secondary institutions across Canada.

“The U15 applauds the federal government’s support for post-secondary infrastructure,” says U15 Chair Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo. “These investments will strengthen Canada’s capacity for ground-breaking research, help us to attract and retain top talent, build strong research clusters, and foster the culture of innovation Canada needs to prosper in the globally competitive research environment.”