ON â€“ (June 13, 2019) â€“ Fleming College will
receive $2,899,974 in research funding through the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canadaâ€™s (NSERC) College and Community
Innovation (CCI) Program. The funding announcement was made today at Georgian
College in Barrie, Ontario as part of a national announcement by the Honourable
Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport.
Fleming College will be home to Canadaâ€™s Industrial Research Chair for Colleges (IRCC) in Predictive Water Network Analytics, an increasingly essential field when it comes to solving critical challenges faced by cities around the world. The aim of the proposed program, to be carried out by Fleming Collegeâ€™s Dr. Reza Moslemi, P.Eng., will be to collaborate with partner companies on the development of a reliable predictive failure detection system that supports municipalities through pipeline asset management, planning, and maintenance services. This research will lead to expanded market opportunities for innovative service providers, improved protection of our shared water resources, and millions of dollars of savings by municipalities. NSERCâ€™s IRCC program attracts and supports the retention of preeminent scholars and subject-expert researchers. The award totals $1 million over five years with an equal amount of cash and in-kind from industry partners.
are proud to have some of the top researchers in Canada carrying out research
that empowers local and regional businesses to solve problems that are global
in reach and relevance,â€ť said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson.
addition to IRCC funding, Fleming Collegeâ€™s Centre for Advancement of Water and
Wastewater Technologies (CAWT), which became an NSERC Technology Access Centre
(TAC) in 2014, was awarded renewed five-year funding to continue its
world-class water research.
a time when water-related regulations across Canada are becoming more stringent,
these funds will advance the CAWTâ€™s capacity to provide the innovation support
services sought after by the water and wastewater industry,â€ť continued Adamson.
â€śThe awards solidify Flemingâ€™s well-established reputation as a leader in water
and wastewater applied research.â€ť
from the CCI Program Applied Research Tools and Instruments grant will be used
to acquire sophisticated laboratory equipment that will advance the Centreâ€™s
About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus
locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous
Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more
than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and
Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness,
Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and
Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000
part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.
About the Centre for Advancement of
Water and Wastewater Technologies
Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) is a unique
water research centre with advanced infrastructure and accredited on-site facilities.
Located in Lindsay, Ontario at the Frost Campus of Fleming College, the CAWT
works with industry, government, NGOs and other academic institutions to
develop and test innovative water and wastewater technologies. The CAWT is
comprised of a core group of project managers, scientists, faculty researchers,
and technologists passionate about driving innovation in the water and
wastewater sector, supporting small- to medium-sized companies, and helping
find new ways to protect, reuse, treat, and manage the world’s water.
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