University of Regina awarded nearly $450,000 in research grants

News Release Release Date: June 26, 2014 9:50 a.m.

Eleven researchers at the University of Regina have received federal funding of $445,350 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

The largest grant – $129,350 – has been awarded to Dr. Dena McMartin in Engineering and Applied Science to study watershed impacts related to agricultural water and climate extremes.

“What we want to determine is how agricultural water management can be more deliberately managed and linked with climate impacts, regional industrial water needs and management, particularly in Saskatchewan’s growth economy, and both animal and human health,” explains McMartin.

“The funding means that we have more capacity in the lab for graduate students to test their design and technology approaches to improve agricultural water management both in the lab and in the field under a variety of climate regimes and extremes,” she adds.

Funding announced for other projects at the University of Regina include looking at enhanced oil recovery, processes for carbon dioxide capture and separation, and computer animation.

“The competition for NSERC funding is becoming more and more difficult. The professors and graduate students who were successful in this latest round are to be highly commended as their research has been judged, from a national perspective, to be excellent and on the leading edge of international scholarship," says University of Regina Vice-President of Research, Dr. David Malloy. 

NSERC is a Canadian government agency that provides grants for research in the natural sciences and engineering.


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