Project investigating how water moves through watersheds will help to protect freshwater resources
July 21, 2015 – North Bay, Ontario – Industry Canada
Three researchers at Nipissing University received a significant long-term investment from the federal government today. The announcement was made by Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing Timiskaming and the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) during a tour of university's laboratories.
Funding of $282,500 will go to researchers and students at Nipissing University, including Dr. April James. Dr. James is receiving $110,000 to support her project titled Stable Water Isotope Study of a Mesoscale Precambrian Shield Basin for Improved Model Predictions of Water Quantity and Quality. Studying the cycling of water through watersheds is critical to predicting the impact of human activity on freshwater resources as well as the future of freshwater resources on a broad scale.
This federal investment supports academic researchers, post-doctoral fellows and students at Nipissing University as they make new discoveries in science and engineering that push the boundaries of knowledge, create jobs and opportunities, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants Program is a foundation of the Government's efforts to develop and support talented researchers at Canadian universities. The program funds discovery in chemistry, physics, life sciences, mathematics, computer science, geoscience and the many branches of engineering. The broad base of research capacity built by these awards has given this country a strong reputation for research excellence around the world.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is the primary funding agency supporting Canada's science and engineering research community. The agency supports almost 30,000 postsecondary students and postdoctoral fellows in their advanced studies. NSERC promotes discovery by funding approximately 12,000 professors every year and works with over 3,000 Canadian companies that are participating and investing in postsecondary research projects.
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