St.FX University has received funding to help improve high level research that is happening, thanks to a federal program. Two research departments are receiving a combined $156,730 through the John R Evans Leaders Fund, which helps exceptional researchers across the country.
There’s also an additional 47-thousand dollars from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation to assist with operating costs associated with the research grants.
Dr. Shah Razul is receiving 67 thousand for research equipment used to study the relationship of cryoprotectants in seafood. Razul says investments such as this spin into long term benefits for the university and province:
Chemistry Professor Dr. Geniece Hallett-Tapley is receiving more than 89 thousand dollars for her research project which studies the applications of modified perovskite photocatalysts in fundamental organic transformations. This funding announcement goes hand in hand with a national commitment from the federal government to invest 52 million dollars in 220 new infrastructure programs at universities across Canada