Brock in the World - Greece

Brock in the World - Greece

The CFI Funds Brock Researcher for Excavation Equipment - June 21, 2006

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced today that it has awarded $8,929 to support a project led by Professor R. Angus Smith, in the Department of Classics.

The project will use the funds to purchase survey, photography and computer equipment for use in the excavation of an endangered Mycenaean cemetery located on the hillside of Ayia Sotira in the township of Nemea, Greece.

"This award represents a boost to the research capacities of Brock University," said Dr. Eliot Phillipson, President and CEO of the CFI. "Today's announcement exemplifies what the CFI is all about: providing institutions with the means to attract and retain the world-class researchers that this country needs to remain at the forefront in terms of both quality of life and economic competitiveness."

The CFI announced today a total of $20.5 million in new funds to support 132 researchers at 33 institutions across Canada. These funds were awarded under the CFI's Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF), a program designed to reflect Canada's fast-evolving research environment. The LOF was designed to give Canadian universities the added flexibility they need to both attract and retain the world's finest researchers at a time of intense international competition for leading faculty.

A complete list of LOF projects, by university, can be found at: www.innovation.ca

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI's mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians.

For more information, contact Kevin J. Grout, Communications Officer, at 905-688-5550, ext. 4690; e-mail: kgrout@brocku.ca