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$3.7M to fund research partnerships and leading-edge facilities

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funds professor Petra Ruthman, professor, anthropology for a Sensory Ethnography Research Laboratory.

Jan 10, 2014

Nineteen researchers from five faculties are leading projects and research programs awarded funding boosts from the CFI’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund and NSERC’s Strategic Project Grants (SPG).

Mo Elbestawi, vice-president, research and international affairs, welcomed this latest investment from CFI and NSERC.

“The 19 investigators awarded funding reflect the depth and breadth of McMaster’s strength in developing novel technologies, mining big data and ensuring our country’s health and welfare,” said Elbestawi. “Whether it’s new lab equipment that will help develop the next knowledge breakthrough,  students trained in the latest research techniques or key technologies that will be transferred to industry to strengthen our economy, this federal investment in our University helps us retain today's best research talent and train tomorrow’s researchers and highly qualified personnel.”

One of the researchers awarded infrastructure funding from the CFI’s JELF program is Petra Ruthman, professor, anthropology, who has been awarded $108,735 for a Sensory Ethnography Research Laboratory