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NSERC recognizes 19 UNB researchers and students

Author: Communications

Posted on Jun 26, 2014

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage

Nineteen of UNB’s scientists, engineers and students received funding from the Government of Canada for discovery research and training.  UNB researchers received nearly $500,000 that will further discoveries in a full range of fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
 
The 3,796 awards announced today by Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), comprise the 2014 competition results for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Discovery Grants, Discovery Accelerator Supplements, Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships, Postgraduate Scholarships, and Postdoctoral Fellowships.

"By supporting over 3,500 researchers and students in Canada, our Government is providing the right kind of help to push the frontiers of knowledge in science and engineering and ensure Canada's leadership for years to come," said Mr. Holder. "In so doing, we are developing, attracting and retaining the world's most talented researchers who carry out the scientific research that creates jobs and prosperity and improves the quality of life of Canadians."
 
An integral component of the government’s efforts to develop, attract and retain the world’s most talented researchers at Canadian universities, the NSERC Discovery Grants Program funds discovery research in a multitude of scientific and engineering disciplines. Together, these awards build a broad base of research capacity across the country.