June 18, 2009
The PCIGR proposal led by D. Weis for the Leading Edge Fund (LEF) of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) was approved for full funding.
PCIGR will receive almost $3 million to expand and update its geochemical analytical equipment, centred around the purchase of a Nu 1700, a large geometry high-resolution multi-collector plasma mass spectrometer that is unique in Canada.
The results of a proposal for matching funds from BC-KDF are pending, which together with the in-kind contributions will represent a total investment of ~$7.5 million.
The CFI announcement and a complete list of projects funded this June
2009 can be found at: www.innovation.ca