The University of Victoria has received almost $1.9M from the Government of Canada to embark on two projects that will help boost innovation and economic growth in British Columbia. $1.2M of this funding will go towards the purchase and installation of a flex mass spectrometer for UVic’s Proteomics Centre. This instrument will support efforts to advance drug development, cancer research, and personalized medicine for disease prevention and treatment. UVic’s Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery will use the remainder of the funding ($658K) to assess marine energy resources for generating electricity on Haida Gwaii. These investments are part of a broader federal investment into ocean technology, life sciences, and clean energy projects in the Greater Victoria region.