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Research project led by RI-MUHC scientist gets $1.65 M from NSERC for training project

CREATE project to prepare students for high-skills work in surgical-devices industry

Apr 14, 2016

A team led by Dr. Jake Barralet, professor at McGill University and scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) will receive $1.65 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to provide nearly 90 students with cross-disciplinary training to prepare them for high-skill jobs in the surgical devices industry.

The McGill-led project is among 13 new workplace-oriented training projects funded nationally through NSERC's Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) initiative. The announcement was made today at McGill University by Greg Fergus, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science. Read more