McGuinty Government Invests In World-Leading Research


For immediate release
July 25, 2011


Ontario is helping 531 leading-edge researchers in Toronto make new discoveries that will improve the lives of people around the world and continue to create jobs here at home.

Ontario’s investments in world-leading life sciences, clean technology, information technologies and other strategic areas of research at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University  ,the Hospital for Sick Children, Mount Sinai Hospital , St. Michael’s Hospital , Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre , Toronto Rehab , and the University Health Network include support for:

  • University of Toronto researcher Dr. Shana Kelley , who is developing a revolutionary device to detect prostate cancer at its earliest stages
  • Mount Sinai researcher Dr. Daniel Durocher , who is using next-generation microscopes to unravel the inner workings of the cell. The goal is to rapidly uncover relationships between genes and proteins, particularly those involved in cancer.

Supporting Ontario researchers is part of Ontario’s strategy to create the next generation of jobs and make innovation a driving force of economic growth.


“We’re proud of the exceptional work our Toronto researchers do. Their contributions are making the world a better place, starting right here with new ideas and jobs, which fuel job creation and economic growth, and our government is proud to support them.”
Glen Murray, Minister of Research and Innovation


  • The current round of Ontario Research Fund and Early Researcher Awards help support the work of 1,843 researchers at 26 institutions in 15 cities across the province.
  • More than 28,900 highly qualified people in Ontario have been trained as a result of Ontario Research Fund and Early Research Award funding.


Find out more the Early Researcher Awards recipients.
Read more about the Ontario Research Fund recipients.
Learn about Ontario’s Innovation Agenda.

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