Canada Foundation for Innovation

Canada Foundation for Innovation

June 06, 2007 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: CFI to Announce New Funding for Leading-Edge Infrastructure

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - On Friday, June 8, 2007, Dr. Eliot Phillipson, President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), will be joined by the Honourable Michael M Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister responsible for the Montreal region, on behalf of the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the CFI, to announce major funding for new leading-edge infrastructure at Canadian universities and colleges.



Date: Friday, June 8, 2007
Time: 11:00 a.m. EST
Location: Agora Morris et Rosalind Goodman du Pavillon Jean-Coutu
2940, chemin de Polytechnique
Campus de l'Universite de Montreal


Following the announcement there will be a photo opportunity and media availability. Broadcast quality visuals will be available on site.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI's mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians.

Contact Information

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
    Angus McKinnon
    Coordinator, Media Relations
    613-996-3160 or Cell.: 613-447-1723
    angus.mckinnon@innovation.ca
    or
    Office of the Honourable Maxime Bernier
    Minister of Industry
    Isabelle Fontaine
    613-995-9001