Money from the Strategic Investment Fund for Post-Secondary Institutions will help both Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and the Montreal Heart Institute expand their operations.
The federal government said today it will invest $15.74 million to support research and innovation at Université de Montréal.
Making the announcement at UdeM, David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Singh Bains, said the funding is part of the government's Strategic Investment Fund for Post-Secondary Institutions to upgrade and modernize research infrastructure and enhance environmental sustainability. The fundng will help UdeM continue to innovate and to train health professionals.
Thanks to this investment, UdeM will be able to expand the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre to accommodate some 50 scientists specializing in cellular and molecular therapy and regenerative medicine. The money will also be used to create a global training centre in cardiovascular health and prevention, as well as to expand the Montreal Heart Institute's Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Clinic (part of the Institute's EPIC Centre).
"The investments of the Government of Canada in projects such as these at Université de Montréal will create high-quality, well-paying jobs that will help the middle class grow and prosper while stimulating economic growth for years to come," Lametti said.
Added UdeM Rector Guy Breton: "The innovations made by our wonderful network of affiliated institutions affect all sectors of the healthcare system and have a positive impact on the lives of patients and their families. With the new investments announced today by the Government of Canada, we will be able to continue this essential mission."
Read the release on the website of the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
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