Mentoring and training programs by uOttawa professors get a boost
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has announced funding for two University of Ottawa professors as part of its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program. Daniel Figeys and Karin Hinzer will each receive $1.65 million for their mentoring and training programs to prepare the researchers of tomorrow.
Daniel Figeys is the chair of the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology.His TECHNOMISE project—TECHNOlogies for MIcrobiome Science and Engineering—provides trainees from the University of Ottawa, the Université de Montréal and Université Laval with opportunities to work with academic experts, industry, the federal government, provincial governments and international leaders. They will work to address significant scientific challenges focusing on water treatment and human microbiomes, while enriching the Canadian workforce.