Banff math research hub gets $12.8M from Canada, Alberta, US, Mexico

Research funding to advance clean energy, advanced manufacturing and healthcare.

February 13, 2017   by PLANT STAFF

CALGARY — Mathematics research gets a boost with $12.8 million in funding for the Banff International Research Station (BIRS).

BIRS provides more than 2,000 researchers from 60-plus countries a place to network. Their collaboration leads to groundbreaking research ventures in clean energy technology, advanced manufacturing, computer science, climate science, a full range of biology areas from cell biology to ecology, and the prediction and mitigation of natural disasters.

Funding for this global math research hub comes from Alberta, the federal government, the US and Mexico. Here’s how it breaks down:

• $3,405,000 from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).


• $4,042,918 from Alberta.

• $5,086,000 from the US National Science Foundation.

• $250,000 from the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología in Mexico.

BIRS also received $400,000 in support from the University of British Columbia, plus in-kind support from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary.

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