Canada Excellence Research Chairs

Canada Excellence Research Chairs

September 26, 2014 13:58 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada Announces Canada Excellence Research Chair at McGill University

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2014) -

Attention: Assignment Editors (Education, Science)

Senator Larry Smith, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will introduce the newest Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) as part of an official ceremony at McGill University. The CERC Program attracts talented researchers who are world leaders in their respective scientific fields, strengthening Canada's own leadership in research, post-secondary education, and science and technology development. Before the announcement, Senator Smith will tour a laboratory at the Otto Maass Chemistry Building. Media are invited to join the tour.

There will be media availability and photo opportunities following the announcement.

DATE: September 29, 2014
TIME: 9:15 a.m. ET. Tour at the Otto Maass Chemistry Building
10:00 a.m. ET. Announcement
PLACE: McGill Executive Institute, Room 627; Desautels Faculty of Management
McGill University; 1001 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, Québec

Contact Information

  • Michael Adams
    Communications Advisor
    Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program
    613-944-1758
    Cell: 613-219-7523

    Michael Bhardwaj
    Media Relations Specialist
    Canada Foundation for Innovation
    613-943-5346

    Scott French
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Ed Holder
    Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    613-943-6177

    Chris Chipello
    Senior Communications Officer
    McGill University
    514-398-4201