“When Canadaa s scientists and engineers have the opportunity to succeed, theya re able to make the discoveries that lead to ground-breaking innovations, sustainable economic growth and a stronger middle class. The hard work of these researchers also helps new generations of students master the advanced skills they need for the jobs of tomorrow.

That is why the Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, announced today $515A million in support for fundamental research through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canadaa s (NSERC) 2017A competition for the Discovery Grants program, scholarships and fellowships. This is NSERCa s largest annual investment, and it assists researchers by offering financial support though scholarships, fellowships, research supplements, and equipment grants.

Todaya s announcement was made at the University of Victoria. It was also announced that Dr.A Stephanie Willerth, a prominent University of Victoria researcher and Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering, will receive a Discovery Grant worth $120,000A over fiveA years to support her work with stem cells.”

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