"Support for research and innovation is an important theme in this budget, with the federal government investing more than $1.5 billion in this area through increases to granting agencies and federal programs," said Barnhart. "Our researchers at the U of S will benefit greatly from that investment. It also signals the importance of post-secondary to the government."
Current and future Aboriginal students will also benefit from the 2015 budget, which included $12 million in support for post-secondary scholarships and bursaries for First Nations and Inuit students. The U of S has one of the highest proportions of Aboriginal students in the country.
"Our researchers need state-of-the-art equipment, tools and technology in order to conduct, partner and share their research results," said Vice-President Research Karen Chad. "This budget provides $1.33 billion in dedicated support for infrastructure through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation alone, which is one of the important programs that supports a number of our researchers at the U of S."
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