Lakehead University Gets $171,621 in Research Funding


THUNDER BAY – The Ontario government is investing $171,621 towards a new research project at Lakehead University.  Drs. David Law, Peter Lee and Joseph Carney are developing new technologies to protect the quality of Ontario’s waterways.

“I’m pleased to see this support for another of Lakehead University’s innovative research teams, and I’m tremendously proud of the key role the University continues to play in growing our province’s knowledge-based economy.  This project will result in practical ways to protect our precious freshwater resources for the future,” enthused Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forests Michael Gravelle.

“Research is an integral element of the promotion of academic excellence, one of the four pillars of Lakehead University’s Strategic Plan. The role that funding agencies such as the Ontario Research Foundation play is crucial to the achievement of our research goals. Quite simply, without financial support from funding partners, Lakehead and other academic institutions would be hard pressed to seek new truths, innovate, or even challenge existing paradigms,” added the new Lakehead University President Dr. Brian Stevenson.

Bill Mauro, the MPP for Thunder Bay Atikokan stated, “This funding, intended to help develop new technologies to protect our waterways, continues to build and evolve the economy of Thunder Bay.  Lakehead University is a major economic driver in our community, and the research component is a significant part of that.”

The funding comes from the Ontario Research Fund–Research Infrastructure Program.

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