Three projects at the University of Regina have been given a total of $3.7-million.
The funding is going toward research into the genes linked to Parkinson's Disease, internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for more accessible mental health care, and a project looking adopting culturally appropriate ways to promote physical activity for Indigenous youth. Thomas Chase is the U of R's Provost and V.P of Academic. He says just receiving the funding is a tremendous accomplishment that shows the national recognition of the three researchers and how valuable the work is. It has been close to ten years since the U of R has received federal funding of this nature. Chase says researchers from across the country ultimately decide which projects get the funding, not the government itself.