Government of Canada invests in laboratories to support science and research in Canada
HAMILTON, ON, April 15, 2021 /CNW/ - Through Laboratories Canada, the Government of Canada is providing federal scientists with world-class, innovative and collaborative facilities to ensure they can keep pace with the transformative changes facing science today and into the future.
Today, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced $58.9 million in investments to support new laboratory space for the National Research Council of Canada and Natural Resources Canada's centres of expertise for advanced materials in Mississauga and Hamilton. The new facilities will support collaborative deployment of materials acceleration platforms (MAPs), a new approach to clean energy materials discovery and development, their scale-up and their commercialization, all of which will help Canada meet its emission reduction targets and grow the clean energy and manufacturing sectors.
Construction at the Hamilton laboratory facility is expected to be completed in May 2021 while construction at the Mississauga facility is expected to be completed in summer 2023.
The Laboratories Canada strategy aims to provide federal scientists with leading-edge, green, collaborative facilities to position Canada to be at the forefront of new discoveries and delivering on research priorities, while supporting Canadian jobs. Additional Laboratories Canada sites across the country will be announced over the coming months.
"Science plays a crucial role in improving the lives of Canadians. Providing modern, sustainable and collaborative facilities will best position our scientists and researchers to tackle the critical challenges of our time, including health protection, sustainable resource development and transportation safety."
The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement
"Supporting science and the important work of federal researchers is a priority for our government. Our long-term vision for Laboratories Canada is to provide modern collaborative facilities where Canada's most creative minds can come together to solve today's biggest challenges and make the discoveries of the future. With these investments, federal scientists will be better equipped to collaborate with diverse talent from academia and industry across Canada."
The Honourable François–Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry
"Laboratories are where the next generation of Canadian scientists find solutions to tomorrow's problems. Supporting science creates jobs. Science drives innovation, lowers emissions and builds renewables. Science gets us to net-zero."
The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Natural Resources
"Shared Services Canada is pleased to support Laboratories Canada by providing modern IM/IT services to meet the Government of Canada's evolving science and technology needs. SSC empowers the federal science community through information technology, data management, and collaboration services that are secure, reliable and easy to use. We're working closely with Laboratories Canada to plan and deliver IM/IT infrastructure and services for new laboratories and science hubs."
The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government
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