New centre will help spark research and partnerships with Winnipeg's construction industry
July 7, 2015 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Lawrence Toet, Member of Parliament for Elmwood–Transcona, accompanied by the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, and on behalf of Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), was at Red River College today to highlight a new investment to build a construction research centre that will spark partnerships with Winnipeg's construction industry.
Red River College is receiving a Technology Access Centres Grant of $1.75 million—allocated over five years under the College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program—to build the Centre for Building Envelope Performance. Red River College will work with the local construction industry to support innovation in building envelope design and construction, conduct applied research, and provide specialized education and training.
The CCI Program is managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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NSERC is a federal agency that helps make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for all Canadians. The agency supports almost 30,000 post-secondary students and post-doctoral fellows in their advanced studies. NSERC promotes discovery by funding approximately 12,000 professors every year and fosters innovation by encouraging over 2,400 Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects.