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February 27, 2018

Government of Canada’s 2018 Budget includes historic investment to support the next generation of innovators

Federal Government invests $1m in Gairdner Foundation

February 27, 2018 [OTTAWA] The Gairdner Foundation is pleased with the Government of Canada’s historic investment of nearly $4 billion over five years in Budget 2018 to support the next generation of researchers through investments in Canada’s granting councils, the Canada Research Chairs and in essential equipment and infrastructure to support innovative research discoveries. We commend the Government’s recognition of the importance of fundamental research in driving innovation and improved health outcomes for Canadians.

Gairdner is also thrilled that the government will continue to support our activities both within Canada and internationally, with a focus on expanding the diversity of our laureates, through an investment of $1 million over the next five years. Our outreach programs celebrate biomedical and global health research and also play a key role in inspiring the next generation to pursue careers in STEM.

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