Fleming College will receive $2,899,974 in research funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program. The majority of this funding was awarded to the Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT), which became an NSERC Technology Access Centre (TAC) in 2014.
“We are proud to have some of the top researchers in Canada carrying out research that empowers local and regional businesses to solve problems that are global in reach and relevance,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “At a time when water-related regulations across Canada are becoming more stringent, these funds will advance the CAWT’s capacity to provide the innovation support services sought after by the water and wastewater industry,” continued Adamson. “The awards solidify Fleming’s well-established reputation as a leader in water and wastewater applied research.”
Funding from the CCI Program Applied Research Tools and Instruments grant will be used to acquire sophisticated laboratory equipment that will advance the Centre’s service offerings.