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Shipbuilding contract leads to research funding in North

By Denis Calnan      

The funding comes from Irving Shipbuilding, which was required to spend 0.5 per cent of revenues from its shipbuilding contract with the government to help create a sustainable marine industry in Canada.

Among the research project taking place in the North, academics will accompany seal hunters to monitor possible pathogens in the animals. Photograph courtesy of Todd Flynn/Todd Russell
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The federal government is hoping that its shipbuilding program will help nurture a sustainable marine industry across the country, and through its shipbuilding contracts is investing in northern research. The Nunavut Research Institute at Nunavut Arctic College has just awarded $2-million in funding to nine scientific projects that range from industry research to wildlife health monitoring. One of the main goals of the funding is to build capacity in the North to deal with new industries and the

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