The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is a non-profit corporation that invests in research infrastructure at Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions.

Acadia University

Dr. Allison Walker
Project: Flow Cytometry Station for the examination of cells
RNS Contribution: $9,9376
CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

Dalhousie University


Dr. Graham Dellaire
Professor, Pathology
Project: Cancer risks of Arsenic and Radon environmental Exposures (CARE)
Funding Contribution: $1,727,595
CFI Innovation Fund


Dr. Katja Fennel
Professor, Pathology
Project: A BGC Argo Program for the NW North Atlantic Ocean
Funding Contribution: $3,111,591
CFI Innovation Fund


Dr. Michael Freund, Professor, Computer Science
Dr. Erin Johnson, Professor, Computer Science
Project: Advanced Sustainable Energy Technology (ASET) Research Program
Funding Contribution: $2,725,393
CFI Innovation Fund


Dr. Stan Matwin
Professor, Computer Science
Project: Artificial Intelligence meets Ocean Science (AIOS)
Funding Contribution: $1,157,188
CFI Innovation Fund


Dr. Kevin Plucknett, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Vincent Sieben, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Project: Next Generation Manufacturing of Advanced Ceramics (NG-MAC)
Funding Contribution: $3,305,714
CFI Innovation Fund


Dr. Alison Thompson
Professor, Chemistry
Project: Pyrrole Chemistry for Chemical Biology and Energy
Funding Contribution: $700,000
CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

Mount Saint Vincent University

Dr. Lori Borgal
Assistant Professor, Biology
Project: Context-dependent Stem Cell Spindle Assembly in Health and Disease
Funding Contribution: $281,686
CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)


Dr. Bohdan Luhovyy
Associate Professor, Applied Human Nutrition
Project: The Mount Food Research Centre
Funding Contribution: $122,326
CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

Nova Scotia Community College

Dr. Wayne Groszko
Research Scientist
Project: Clean Marine Propulsion Lab
RNS Contribution: $41,0954
CFI College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF)

Saint Francis Xavier University

Dr. Jantina Toxopeus, Assistant Professor, Biology
Project: Atlantic Canada Centre for the Biology of Insect Overwintering
Funding Contribution: $67,879
CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)