Ontario Investing in Research at McMaster

Published on September 04, 2019

Province Advancing New Knowledge to Strengthen Economy and Create Jobs

Hamilton – Today Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook, announced more than $2.2 million in new provincial investments in local research projects, demonstrating the government’s commitment to making Ontario open for business and open for jobs.

“We want to make sure the people who are learning how to cure diseases, who are inventing new technologies, and who are creating whole new industries and jobs, have the support, tools and facilities they need to do their work,” said MPP Skelly. “Research leads to new knowledge that can deliver advances in health care, make our businesses more competitive, and lead to new products and services, companies and jobs.”

Projects to receive funding include:

  • $200,000 for Liquid Metal Engineering of Lightweight High Strength Low Alloy Steels and Aluminum-Zinc Alloys
  • $200,000 for Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry Platform for Antimicrobial Drug Discovery

Province wide, Ontario is investing $41 million in 174 research projects through three separate funding programs. Ontario’s investments are helping newly appointed researchers build their teams; making sure colleges and universities have up-to-date labs and equipment and supporting key projects in the field of genomics.


  • Research projects were selected for funding through a rigorous and competitive peer review process.
  • The Ontario Research Fund – Research Infrastructure program provides research institutions with funding to help support infrastructure needs, such as modern facilities and equipment.
  • The Early Researcher Awards program helps new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions build their research teams.
  • Through the Ontario Research Fund – Genomics Programs, the government is investing in advancing our knowledge of genomics. Genomics, the study of the building blocks of life, promises many benefits, including speeding up the discovery of new drugs.