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Lakehead Receives Ontario Government Funding to Foster Waterway Research

The Ontario Government is investing $171,621 toward a Lakehead University research project by Drs. David Law, Peter Lee, and Joseph Carney.  These researchers are developing new technologies to protect the quality of Ontario’s waterways.

The funding comes from the Ontario Research Fund (ORF) – Research Infrastructure Program, which helps ensure that Ontario researchers have the tools they need to lead in their respective fields.  The funds will be used to buy equipment, identify problems with water quality, and more accurately measure discharge from the mining and pulp and paper industries, among others.

(L-R) Dr. Stevenson, Dr. Carney, MPP Gravelle, Dr. Lee, and Dr. Wang celebrate today's ORF funding announcement


Lakehead University's Aquatic Toxicity Research Centre is one of only four accredited aquatic toxicity testing facilities in Ontario, and our researchers have been testing effluent for over 30 years.  In fact, the main test that is used to measure water toxicity levels nationwide was developed right here at Lakehead University.  

 

 

The ORF funding is particularly timely given the new legislation that will be put in place in the near future, which will require all municipalities and first nations communities, in addition to major industries, to test and regulate their respective waterways through this testing process.  Essentially, this means our water will soon be safer.    

To learn more, visit MPP Gravelle's website to read More Research Funding for Lakehead University.  

Last updated August 11, 2010

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