12 OCTOBER 2017 – NIAGARA, ON
Minister of Science announces $500 million for research infrastructure – Including $960,000 for Brock University
Today, Minister of Science, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, announced over $500 million in new funding which will be dedicated to research infrastructure in post-secondary institutions throughout Canada.
As part of this new $500 million investment, the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) program at Brock University will be receiving $960,099, which will be earmarked for researchers and their students as they expand the Fermentation, Wine Flavour and Consumer Behaviour facilities at the St. Catharines campus. This investment is just one of many that the Government of Canada has made at Brock University, and other post-secondary institutions, across Canada. In total Brock University has received over $24.9 million in new federal investment since October 2015.
These investments represent a renewed commitment by the Government of Canada to support and expand research-based decision making not just in government, but in the private sector from coast to coast to coast. These financial investments, along with the recent appointment of Dr. Mona Nemer as Chief Science Advisor to the Government of Canada, continue to deliver on promises made during election 2015.
“I am pleased to once again see that Brock University is the recipient of key infrastructure funds. The Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute is the first of its kind and world class program. Viticulture and winemaking are essential to the very fabric of Niagara. Brock University has been continued to be on the cutting edge of research as it relates to Cool Climate Viticulture. This investment is point proven, that Brock continues to be the central research institute regarding wine in Canada. Congratulations to all involved!”
-Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament, St. Catharines
“I would like to congratulate Brock University and the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) on their continued success. The innovative work performed by researchers at CCOVI is not only vital to the Niagara wine-making region, but the lessons learned at Brock help establish best practices for the industry, as a whole. This is just one more example of our Government’s commitment to free and open research, helping grow our economy by creating innovative jobs for today and into the future.”
– Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament, Niagara Centre
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