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University of Regina receives $1.475 million in funding from the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation

The University of Regina has received substantial funding from the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation. (Fedoruk Centre) in the amount of $1.475 million. The funding total will go toward the Fedoruk Chair in Nuclear Imaging Technologies and equipment.

“This funding will advance the University of Regina’s research in nuclear imaging, but more importantly, it will benefit Saskatchewan’s health care system and the people of our province,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons. “I would like to thank the Fedoruk Centre for recognizing the expertise of our faculty members, and for providing the opportunity for us to work even more closely with the University of Saskatchewan in an area of applied research that will have such a positive impact on our communities.”

While the Fedoruk Centre is situated on the University of Saskatchewan campus, it is funded by Innovation Saskatchewan with a mandate to serve the entire province while placing Saskatchewan among national and global leaders in nuclear research, development, and training through investment in partnerships with academia and industry for maximum societal and economic benefit.

“This chair and the other investments the Fedoruk Centre is supporting such as the Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences are building a capacity in nuclear imaging in this province that will place us among global leaders in areas ranging from improved diagnostics and treatments for cancer to enhanced food security," said Neil Alexander, Executive Director of the Fedoruk Centre.

The announcement of the Fedoruk Chair aligns with the recently adopted University of Regina’s Strategic Plan, peyak aski kikawinaw, in which research impact and commitment to community are outlined as key priorities.

To read more about the Fedoruk Centre, visit: www.fedorukcentre.ca/index.php

To read more about the University’s Strategic Plan, visit: www.uregina.ca/strategic-plan/