Minister Announces $4.6 million to Queen’s Researchers, $141 Million Nationally

Published on: 2019/01/30 - in Science & Tech

Stauffer Library, Queen's University

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, was at Queen’s University today to announce that the Government of Canada is investing $141 million to support nearly 3,000 of our country’s scholars.

That funding includes $4.6 million to support 92 researchers at Queen’s, some of whom joined the Minister at the announcement, which is one of 79 universities to benefit from this support.

“Researchers in the social sciences and humanities community play a key role in all innovation,”said Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor at Queen’s. “We are facing serious global challenges related to climate change, increased migration, inequality, faltering economies, health, food and water insecurity, and cyber security. The work of Canadian social sciences and humanities graduate students, scholars and researchers is contributing to addressing these problems for a brighter future.”

18 recipients of this year’s Canada Graduate Scholarships to Honour Nelson Mandela were also announced at the event.

“Social sciences and humanities research is at the heart of understanding the challenges and opportunities facing our communities and our people,” said Minister Duncan. “Nurturing young talent in these disciplines is one of the best ways to build a healthier, stronger and more prosperous Canada.”

Read more about this announcement at the Queen’s Gazette

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