Ottawa announces $7.9m for research at four Atlantic universities

Dalhousie University set to get $5.2 million for five renewed research chairs

Four universities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador are getting $7.9 million from Ottawa to fund eight research chairs.

The money is part of a $5.1-billion spending package for science and technology announced in the federal budget.

Minister of State for Science and Technology Gary Goodyear says $1.4 million will go toward one new chair at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

Professor Kevin Kelloway is studying effective workplace leadership and what can be done to predict and prevent workplace violence and aggression.

Meanwhile, Dalhousie University will get $5.2 million for five renewed research chairs, Acadia $500,000 for one new chair and Memorial University will get $500,000 for one new chair.

Goodyear says two chairs will also get more than $321,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

– The Canadian Press