Seventeen research projects across the country have been granted more than $328 million in total funding from the federal government, including three at the University of Saskatchewan.
Almost $69 million dollars has been given to the U of S’s VIDO-Intervac, Canadian Light Source, and SuperDARN Canada research centres.
VIDO-Intervac looks into vaccines for infectious diseases like tuberculosis and pandemic influenza.
Canadian Light Source uses biomedical imaging and therapy to research advancing cancer therapy and to treat osteoporosis.
SuperDARN Canada continues studies via radar on how solar wind influences the earth’s upper atmosphere.
According to U of S President Peter Stoicheff, these research centres support the work of hundreds of scientists and graduate students, bolstering the success of the U of S as one of Canada’s top research universities.
(With files from CJWW)