posted on May 10: 111 McMaster researchers share about $14 million in new federal research money


More than $14 million in new federal research money has been awarded to 111 McMaster professors.

The research grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) were announced in Ottawa yesterday by Industry Minister Brian Tobin.

“McMaster has maintained its standing as one of the country's top
research institutions,” said Gerhard Gerber, McMaster's vice-president research and international affairs. “The NSERC funding will help to ensure that our professors continue to make new discoveries and remain at the leading edge of the Canadian research community.”

McMaster research funded by the NSERC grants ranges from the origins of antibiotic resistance and applied nuclear and radiation physics, to the development of visual processing.

For a complete list of McMaster recipients and their project titles click on

Tobin announced new research grants worth $346 million over
five years to more than 2,500 university professors across Canada.

“NSERC-funded professors contribute the ideas that fuel tomorrow's
innovations,” Tobin said. “They are moving Canada towards its
goal of becoming one of the top five R&D performers in the world.”