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Ƶ to expand North Hill Campus greenhouse facility with $2 Million from Canada Foundation for Innovation and Research Manitoba

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Ƶ’s existing greenhouse facility at the North Hill campus.

Ƶ College is the recipient of a $1 million investment through the and an additional $1 million from . The funding will support the expansion of horticultural applied research capacity to address climate change and food security.

As part of the college’s Applied Research Strategy, the Russ Edwards School of Agriculture & Environment is consistently working to respond to sector challenges and industry needs. This investment will help the school expand on greenhouse operations, allowing faculty and students to research the roles greenhouses can play in addressing food production, and improve food security.

“We are proud to be recognized as a premier applied research institution in Manitoba, and we are grateful for this investment made by CFI’s College Fund and Research Manitoba,” said Ƶ President, Mark Frison. “This funding will enable Ƶ to acquire the equipment and build the necessary spaces for our faculty researchers and students to expand on their work and help us in our goal to become a top 50 research college in Canada.”

Over recent years, the applied research being conducted at Ƶ has had significant contributions to advancements in agricultural practices, sustainable horticulture, and environmental stewardship. The research focuses on crop sustainability, pest management, soil health, and clean technologies, addressing industry and regional food production challenges.

“The Edwards School is consistently working to address industry demands and challenges we experience at a local and global level,” said Tim Hore, Dean, Russ Edwards School of Agriculture and Environment at Ƶ College. “Collaborative efforts and support from industry partners help Ƶ continue to conduct research that will enhance food self-reliance, environmental sustainability, and economic growth.”

For more on the applied research being conducted at Ƶ College, visit Ƶ.net/appliedresearch.