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BU's Micro-analytical facility receives federal funds

13.02.2020 09:07
By: Harry Callaghan

Upgrades to research facility will support clean technology in Manitoba


Image: L-R - Brandon University Dean of Science Bernadette Ardelli, BU President and Vice Chancellor David Docherty,Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Western Economic Diversification Canada),Terry Duguid, Micro-analytical facility director Ayat Baig,and Department of Geology Chair Hamid Mumin for Wednesday's announcement.

Brandon University is receiving $335,000 in federal funding for its Micro-analytical facility to upgrade its equipment and create upto 16 jobs.

As a result of the funding, the facility will offer more services to industry, provide assistance to approximately five small and medium-sized enterprises and stimulate sustainable economic development in Manitoba.

BU and the Micro-analytical facility work closely with industry on projects from converting waste to liquid biofuels to stabilizing rural roads and more. BU is currently upgrading the Micro-analytical facility’s building, equipment, and software to expand its analytical testing services and other supports to industry. In particular, upgrades will further support the environmental, construction, and mining resource industries to test and research sustainable clean technology solutions.

The facility, established in 2008, also provides training and skills development for highly qualified personnel at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.