The Université de Montréal has received $159M from Fondation Courtois in support of its natural science research. The university states that the funding is the largest donation ever made to the natural sciences in Canada. UMontréal will use the funds to accelerate the discovery of new materials and support research in areas such as chemistry, physics, computer science, and operations research. It will provide research teams with state-of-the-art facilities that can be used to transform science and develop greener and more sustainable technologies. “Advanced materials research is crucial to the green innovation strategy we, as a society, need in order to face the challenges of our time,” said UMontréal rector Daniel Jutras. “We now have the means to make a major contribution to finding the solutions of the future through scientific advances made here in Montreal.” UMontréal| CTV Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.