November 18, 2013 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: 3rd Mitacs Awards Reception in Ottawa to Celebrate Canada's Brightest Up-and-Coming Innovators

Five federal government ministers to present awards

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2013) - Their research is encouraging industry innovation, accelerating the development of new products and services and improving the lives of Canadians. On Tuesday, November 19, five promising up-and-coming innovators will be recognized for their outstanding research and commercialization contributions at the 3rd annual Mitacs Awards Reception.

The media is invited to attend.

What: 3rd Annual Mitacs Awards Reception
Celebrating Research Innovation in Canada
When: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.
Awards Presentations: 7:20 p.m.
Presenters: Hon. Greg Rickford, Minister of State for Science and Technology, and Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario
Hon. Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade
Hon. Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Hon. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
Hon. Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification
Where: The Rideau Club
Main Dining Room
15th floor, 99 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario

About Mitacs

Through unique research and training programs, Mitacs is developing the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills. In partnership with companies, government and academia, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada's most valuable resource - its people. For more information, visit

Contact Information

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    Christine Gillies, Vice-President, Marketing Communications
    Cell: 403.829.1809

    General inquiries:
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    Cell: 604.349.6092
    Office: 604.822.3982