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Canada and Manitoba invest in research at Canadian Mennonite University

$1.7 Million Investment in State-of-the-Art Incubator Facility in Winnipeg

                   

For Immediate Release
April 13, 2018

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) has unveiled the completion of a $1.7 million Centre for Resilience today, thanks in part to investments by the governments of Canada and Manitoba.

"This investment at Canadian Mennonite University will lead to collaborative research among centre partners and provide educational and research seminars and opportunities for students to interface with industry partners. This partnership with CMU sets up our students to become leaders in science and technology and creates a place for students in Manitoba to thrive and spur economic resilience and innovation."
Honourable Ian Wishart, Minister of Education and Training

The project involved the renovation of unused space to create a Centre for Resilience. The Government of Canada provided $745,906 through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, the Government of Manitoba invested $418,504 and the Canadian Mennonite University provided $522,605.

"This once-in-a-generation investment by the Government of Canada is a historic down payment on the government's vision to position Canada as a global centre for innovation. That means making Canada a world leader in turning ideas into solutions, science into technologies, skills into jobs and start-up companies into global successes. This investment will create conditions that are conducive to innovation and long-term growth, which will in turn keep the Canadian economy globally competitive."
Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley

The Centre will support the university's research and provide incubator facilities to bridge research with community-based industry partners and social enterprises committed to moving to a green economy.

"The Centre for Resilience is a co-working lab for social entrepreneurs—for businesses and non-profits working at social and ecological challenges. We're thankful for the opportunity to create a space designed to meet the needs of the 21st century that will maximize the impact of social entrepreneurs, and allow students to work on complex, real-world problems."
James Magnus-Johnston, Director of the Centre for Resilience, Canadian Mennonite University

 

Contacts:

Media Relations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
343-291-1777
ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca

Andrea Slobodian
Press Secretary
Manitoba Government – Communications and Stakeholder Relations
204-945-1495
Andrea.Slobodian@leg.gov.mb.ca

Kevin Kilbrei
Director, Communications & Marketing
Canadian Mennonite University
204-594-0522
kkilbrei@cmu.ca

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