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Harper Government Invests in Establishment of New State-of-the-Art Facility at the University of Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/24/14 -- Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $3.5 million toward the purchase of three high performance electron scanning microscopes required to establish an advanced materials characterization facility in the Manitoba Institute for Materials (MIM) at the University of Manitoba.

This state-of-the-art facility will enable academia and industry to fully engage in the aerospace research and development undertaken in Western Canada, while capitalizing on the growing emphasis on composites and new materials.

Electron scanning microscope technology creates high-resolution three-dimensional images at a microscopic level to analyze chemical and molecular structures. Testing can be done without damage to a wide range of solids to determine if the chemical composition or structure of the item was changed during use. The research data can then be used to develop new process solutions or materials to meet manufacturing challenges across many industries.

Quick Facts


--  The increased imaging and compositional data electron microscopy at the
    MIM supports the long-term strategic research focus in materials science
    and engineering by the University of Manitoba.
--  The MIM is an interdisciplinary facility that enhances basic and applied
    materials science research conducted by the facilities of Engineering,
    Chemistry and Earth Sciences at the University of Manitoba.
--  The electron scanning microscopes are world class-the Talos instrument
    is the first of its kind sold in North America.
--  The research engine supplied by General Electric (GE) will be located at
    the Red River College Stevenson Aviation campus and will support
    training at the University of Manitoba, Red River College and the
    Neeginan Institute of Applied Technology. It will be shared for joint
    aerospace training and research projects with industry that will benefit
    from the research conducted with the new equipment at the MIM lab.
--  It is expected that this investment will result in training for 40 new
    researchers and leverage an additional $2 million in private investment
    for research and development over the next two years.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud support the establishment of this state-of-the art facility. The industrial research undertaken on new materials like composites, super alloys, and microfibers, which will help create jobs and new economic opportunities."

Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification

"Investing in the Manitoba Institute for Materials will strengthen our University's and our province's position at the national forefront of material-related research and development. This promising new laboratory will empower our researchers to make discoveries that impact lives here and around the world."

Dr. David T. Barnard, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Manitoba.

"GE is pleased to play its part in developing the next generation of young technology leaders in aviation. This is a great example of how collaboration between government, academia and the private sector can create the right business environment for industrial growth and high-tech skills development."

Daniel Verreault, Country Director for Canada, Military Systems Operations, GE - Aviation

Additional Links


--  University of Manitoba: http://umanitoba.ca/materials
--  General Electric (GE): www.ge.com/ca
--  FEI: www.fei.com/
--  Systems for Research Corp (SFR): www.sfr.ca/

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Contacts:
Emily Goucher
Office of the Minister
Western Economic Diversification
613-954-8097
[email protected]

Janine Harasymchuk
Client Relations Coordinator
Office of the VP (Research & International)
University of Manitoba
204-474-7300
[email protected]

Rahim Ladha
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
GE Global Operations
647-281-7073
[email protected]

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