Bespoke microbial communities, improved cancer therapies and new carbon capture solvents are among the topics U of G researchers will explore with more than $31.8 million in new funding from the federal government.

The funding is part of a more than $1.7-billion investment announced by Pablo Rodriguez, minister of transport on behalf of François-Philippe Champagne, minister of innovation, science and industry, and Mark Holland, minister of health.

In total, U of G researchers will receive funding as follows:

For a look at some of the U of G projects this funding will support, read the stories below:

“This generous federal investment recognizes the significance of our research enterprise and the University of Guelph’s global impact on research and scholarship,” said Dr. Rene Van Acker, interim vice-president (research). “It will equip our researchers with the financial support and state-of-the-art equipment they need to pursue innovative and necessary research.”

“Our government supports the innovative research that is happening here in Guelph at one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities,” said Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph. “This $31-million federal investment will advance University of Guelph research that will improve life for people across Canada.”