The Government of Canada is investing in innovation in Saskatchewan and Canada.
On Friday morning, Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale announced at the University of Regina around $11 million in funding, from Western Economic Diversification Canada, to 14 different projects.
Goodale remarked this investment will only help to continue funding the people whom are driving innovation at the provincial and national levels.
“Canada is just proud and pleased to invest in that,” he said. “To bring financial resources to expand the base, and to put that brain power to work to build the creative economy of Saskatchewan.”
The funding is devoted to projects with different focuses, including language based, health and science projects.
One of the science projects benefitting from the funding is the Canadian Light Source. They’ll be receiving just over $1 million to develop an innovative prototype generator to produce medical isotopes from a linear particle accelerator.
Goodale said by making investments in other project, they’re diversifying the economy, while helping Saskatchewan forge it’s way as a world leader in scientific innovation and research.
“The range of brain power is very impressive. It extends beyond the traditional, beyond what we know we’re good at to build a broader base, to create more jobs, develop a stronger economy, diversification, value added growth. It’s good for Saskatchewan, it’s good for Canada.”