Canada Foundation for Innovation

Canada Foundation for Innovation

December 14, 2009 15:45 ET

Media Advisory: New Investment in Research Infrastructure Supports Canada's Research Capacity

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2009) - On December 16, 2009, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, will be joined by Dr. Eliot Phillipson, President and CEO for the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), to announce a significant new investment in cutting-edge infrastructure at research institutions across Canada.

Date: December 16, 2009

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

Location: Room 154/155, Stirling Hall
64 Queen's Crescent
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario

Following the announcement, there will be a photo opportunity and media availability. Broadcast quality visuals will be available onsite. There will be a tour of the Detector Testing Facility for SuperCDMS (Cryogenic Dark Matter Search) after the photo opportunity. Research at this CFI-funded infrastructure is conducted by members of the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy of Queen's University and focuses on direct search for dark matter using cryogenic detectors. CDMS is presently the world leading experiment in this active field of research.

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
    Yves Melanson
    Coordinator, Media Relations
    613-996-3160 or Cell.: 613-447-1723
    Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
    Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    Gary Toft, Director of Communications