Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

May 24, 2012 16:37 ET

Government of Canada to Announce Investment in Research Partnerships

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 24, 2012) -

Attention: Assignment Editors (Education, social sciences, digital media)

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, will make an announcement related to funding for new research partnerships in the social sciences and humanities among the academic, private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. The announcement is taking place at the opening of the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, which this year is being held at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, May 26 until June 2.

There will be a photo opportunity and media availability following the announcement.

DATE: Friday, May 25, 2012
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: The Communitech Hub, The Tannery
151 Charles Street West, Suite 100
Kitchener, Ontario
PARTICIPANTS: --The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology
--Peter Braid, Member of Parliament, Kitchener-Waterloo
--Carmen Charette, Executive Vice-President, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
--Dr. Neil Randall, University of Waterloo
--Dr. Max Blouw, President and Vice Chancellor, Wilfrid Laurier University
--Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo
--Dr. Graham Carr, President, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
--His Worship Carl Zehr, Mayor, City of Kitchener
--Karen Scian, Councillor, Northwest Ward Two, City of Waterloo
--Ken Seiling, Regional Chair, Region of Waterloo

Contact Information

  • Michele-Jamali Paquette
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
    Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    613-947-2956

    Media Relations
    Industry Canada
    613-943-2502

    David Holton
    Communications Advisor
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    david.holton@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
    613-996-0520
    Cell: 613-219-7523

    Pamela Smyth
    Media Relations
    University of Waterloo
    psmyth@uwaterloo.ca
    519-888-4777

    Kevin Crowley
    Director: Communications and Public Affairs
    Wilfrid Laurier University
    Office: 519-884-0710 ext. 3070
    Cell: 519-573-1084
    kcrowley@wlu.ca