This week at Laurentian University the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) 

Classified as: Research, path, obel, CFI
Published on: 17 Aug 2017

At Laurentian University today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally. Among the 51 universities across the country with funded projects, McGill leads the pack with an impressive number—23 projects totaling $4.2 million—in this latest round of the funding competition.

Classified as: Canada Foundation for Innovation, CFI, infrastructure, McGill’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rosaire Mongrain, funding, External, staff, faculty
Published on: 15 Aug 2017
McGill University will receive more than $1.1 million for CBRAIN, one of the world’s most advanced computing platforms for brain research, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Cyberinfrastructure Initiative.
Marc Miller, Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie — Le Sud-ouest — Île-des-sœurs, made the announcement at McGill on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, the Minister of Science.
Classified as: neuroscience, brain, CBRAIN, CFI, science and technology, Canada Foundation for Innovation, cyberinfrastructure, Evans, marc miller, kirsty duncan
Published on: 15 Sep 2016

Normally when you drop a drinking glass on the floor it shatters. But, in future, thanks to a technique developed in McGill’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, when the same thing happens the glass is likely to simply bend and become slightly deformed. That’s because Prof. François Barthelat and his team have successfully taken inspiration from the mechanics of natural structures like seashells in order to significantly increase the toughness of glass.

Classified as: mechanical engineering, NSERC, CFI, Barthelat, glass
Published on: 29 Jan 2014

The temperature in the permafrost on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian high Arctic is nearly as cold as that of the surface of Mars. So the recent discovery by a McGill University led team of scientists of a bacterium that is able to thrive at –15ºC, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, is exciting.  The bacterium offers clues about some of the necessary preconditions for microbial life on both the Saturn moon Enceladus and Mars, where similar briny subzero conditions are thought to exist.

Classified as: Bacterium, Canada Research Chairs Program, Canadian Space Agency, High Arctic, Mars, Polar Continental Shelf Program, CFI, NSERC CREATE Canadian Astrobiology Training Program
Published on: 22 May 2013