PREMIER CLARK ANNOUNCES RESEARCH FUNDING FOR VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITIES
Published by BC Newsroom
October 30, 2014
NANAIMO - Premier Christy Clark, speaking at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit, today announced $2.6 million for research projects at Vancouver Island’s three public universities.
“So much of what we take for granted in our daily lives was made possible by groundbreaking research,” said Premier Clark. “Funding research at public post-secondary institutions on Vancouver Island supports a vibrant innovation sector, creates jobs and has the potential to improve lives in B.C. and around the world.”
The research ranges from recording important First Nations’ knowledge about the health of coastal estuaries at Vancouver Island University, to research at Royal Roads University that benefits B.C. municipalities, to research at the University of Victoria into unmanned air vehicles that can help manage natural resources.