Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science
Province Investing in Research Teams, Infrastructure and Operations
Toronto, ON – July 14, 2017
Ontario is supporting 62 research projects at the University of Toronto that will help drive discovery and innovation in the environment, life sciences, mining, manufacturing, computing and clean technology sectors.
Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science visited the Kelley Laboratory today, where he highlighted the province’s investments in research teams, infrastructure and operations, as well as in two projects focused on genomics.
Professor Shana Kelley is leading one of the genomics projects, aimed at developing a low-cost, made-in-Ontario test for Hepatitis C. More than 100 million people worldwide have Hepatitis C, a virus that can cause organ damage, cancer and death. This project aims to address this global health crisis, and could create technical and manufacturing jobs in Ontario.
Building our knowledge economy is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
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