In an official announcement from the Province of Ontario today at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, The Honourable Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities addressed researchers and community leaders.
“Ontario is committed to supporting trailblazing work that will help ensure the province remains a leader in advanced science, technology and innovation, and is a jurisdiction of choice for scientific research,” said Minister Dunlop. “With this investment, the province will be in a better position to attract, develop and retain talented researchers so we can continue making major advances and solving the complex problems facing us today, right here in Ontario.”
Dr. Clarence Virtue, Interim Executive Director of SNOLAB was in attendance and celebrated the support of the science and research sector from the province. “The Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities has been a steadfast partner of SNOLAB and the Province’s ongoing support helps to ensure a bright future for SNOLAB as we prepare to launch our 2023-29 Strategic Plan, with the vision to be the leading international laboratory in deep underground science, hosting the world’s most advanced experiments that provide insight into the nature and evolution of the universe. This investment provides opportunity and value to not only Sudbury, but all of Ontario, creating jobs and attracting the best and brightest minds to Canada.”
This investment will support ground-breaking work at leading research institutes and universities across the province. The funding will help keep ideas, expertise and intellectual property in Ontario and support long-term economic growth. In addition to support for SNOLAB, this announcement included investments in the Perimeter Institute, Compute Canada, and for Advanced Research Computing.