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CFI-JELF success for two UVic-led research projects

November 16, 2022

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced on November 16, 2022 more than $64 million to support 251 research infrastructure projects at 40 universities across the country. 

Funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) included support for 25 projects across BC to help universities recruit and retain outstanding researchers through the state-of-the-art labs, equipment and facilities. 

Two UVic-led projects have received a total of $300K in infrastructure funding. Marianne Black has received $125,000 to build assistive technology for osteoarthritis management. Mariya Goncheva received $175,000 to investigate molecular events that contribute to viral-bacterial co-infection. 

These CFI-funded projects underscore UVic’s commitment to health. With these innovative, responsive projects our researchers address complex factors that contribute to disease and to wellness for people in Canada and around the world. 

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UVic-led research projects

Assistive Technology for Osteoarthritis ManagementMarianne Black, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) Assistive Technologies, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science (Mechanical Engineering)  

Investigating Molecular Events Contributing to Viral-Bacterial Co-infectionMariya Goncheva, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) Virology, Faculty of Science (Biochemistry and Microbiology)