Canada Foundation for Innovation

Canada Foundation for Innovation

January 20, 2011 09:15 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada to Announce Important Investment in Canada's Knowledge Economy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2011) - On January 21, 2011, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will be joined by Dr. Gilles G. Patry, President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, to announce a significant new investment in cutting-edge infrastructure at research institutions across Canada.

Date: January 21, 2011
Time: 1:30 p.m. (EST)
Location: McNabb Room - OVC Learning Commons
  Ontario Veterinary College
  (corner of College Ave. W. and Gordon St.)
  50 Stone Road
  University of Guelph
  Guelph, Ontario.

Following the announcement, there will be a photo opportunity and media availability. Broadcast quality visuals will be available onsite. The photo opportunity will be followed by a tour of the "Metastasis, Angiogenesis and Tumor microenvironment group" lab, led by Professor Alicia Viloria-Petit.

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
    Cell.: 613-447-1723
    Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
    Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    Gary Toft
    Director of Communications