CFI: Confusing F***ing Initials

I can never remember what the initials of one of Canada’s major funding bodies stand for.
Today’s first attempt was the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.
Canadian Fund for Innovation?
Wrong again.
Oh, I remember, it’s the Canada Fund for Innovation.
Nope, sorry. Try the last possible combination:
the “Canada Foundation for Innovation”:
Got there in the end.

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4 Responses to CFI: Confusing F***ing Initials

  1. Bob O'Hara says:

    So? CFI care.

  2. Heather Etchevers says:


  3. Richard Wintle says:

    Hah! I’ve seen this mis-named even in applications to the agency in question.
    “Canadian Foundation for Innovation” seems to be the most popular mistake (n=small, study=unscientific).

  4. Cath Ennis says:

    Richard, that’s hilarious! It serves them right though for having such an unusual name. “Canadian” just sounds more logical than “Canada” in that context!
    I will be using Bob’s joke a lot from now on. I can’t believe I’ve never heard anyone here use it before.

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