UBCO gets $1 million for research

UBCO is getting a one million dollar boost in funding from the federal government.

The money will go towards 4 research projects at the school, including the Centre for Translational Research in Behaviour Change for People with Chronic Conditions, the Statistical Machine Learning Laboratory, the Facility for Molecular and Materials Simulation, and the Electromagnetics Testing and Characterization Laboratory.

Kelowna-Lake Country MP, Stephen Fuhr, says it adds to the close to $20 million invested at the school in the last year.

“There’s a number of places people could go to do research and, you know, the fact that we have resources here to bring them, to attract them to come to Kelowna to do research in Kelowna at UBC Okanagan, is a good thing”

It total, just over $51 million was given to 39 different universities.