The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is investing more than $8 million into areas ranging from climate change and marine biodiversity to agricultural management to learning and forgetting in extreme environments.
Researchers in the faculties of Science; Medicine; Engineering and Applied Science; the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation; Grenfell Campus; and the Marine Institute are benefitting from the investment.
Here at Grenfell Campus, research funding has been allocated to:
- Lakshman Galagedara, School of Science and Environment, Integrated EMI-GPR surveys can support precision agriculture by monitoring and evaluating the effects of land uses and agricultural management
- Telex Magloire Ngatched Nkouatchah, School of Science and Environment, Design, Analysis, and Optimization of Energy-Efficient and Secure Next-Generation Wireless Systems and Beyond
"This significant investment by the federal government ensures established and early-career researchers have the support they need to succeed," said Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research). "The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada remains one of our university's most important funding partners. I thank the agency and the Government of Canada for their continued investments. I also offer congratulations to each of our awardees as they move forward with their innovative research."
The new funding comprises the 2019 competition results for NSERC's Discovery Grants, Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program, Discovery Launch Supplements, Research Tools and Instruments Grants, as well as Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral Scholarships, Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral and Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master's Scholarships.