Government of Canada

Government of Canada

June 07, 2007 13:10 ET

Media Advisory: Canada's New Government Honours Career Trek with National Award for Promoting Science

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - On Friday, June 8, 2007, Joanne Keselman, Vice-President (Research), University of Manitoba, and Vice-President of NSERC Council, on behalf of Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), will honour Career Trek, a local organization that reaches out to children with potential barriers to post-secondary education success, as the winner of the Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion. The organization will receive a medal and a $10,000 prize.

Career Trek works with students as young as age 10, who show a real potential to succeed at the post-secondary level, but are at risk of missing that opportunity. One-third of the students self-identify as being of Aboriginal ancestry.

Date: Friday, June 8, 2007

Time: 10:00 a.m. (CDT)

Location: Engineering and Information Technology Complex
Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba
75 Chancellor's Circle
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Contact Information

    Michael Dwyer, Media and Public Affairs Officer
    Communications Division
    Cell: 613-794-9170