Liam Butler

Lassonde researchers receive $420,000 CFI awards in research infrastructure funding

Excerpts from this article originally appeared in an article on YFile. 


Researchers at York University will receive more than $1.5 million in funding from the Government of Canada as part of a $77 million investment to support 332 research infrastructure projects at 50 universities across the country. Of that $1.5 million, $420,000 will be going to three researchers at the Lassonde School of Engineering.

Through this initiative, Lassonde Professors Marcus Brubaker, Solomon Boakye-Yiadom and Liam Butler are the recipients of funding for their infrastructure projects. These projects will facilitate the amplification of the scope and scale of each of these emerging researchers’ research programs.

Announced on Aug. 11 by Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne, the contribution comes from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) program, a tool designed to invest in state-of-the-art labs and equipment researchers need to turn their visions into reality.