Canada Excellence Research Chairs

Canada Excellence Research Chairs

October 11, 2016 08:30 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada Announces Competition for New Canada Excellence Research Chairs

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 11, 2016) -

Attention: Assignment Editors (Education, Science)

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will announce the launch of the next competition for Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERCs) along with new criteria required for the selection of Chairs during an official ceremony at the University of Calgary.

The CERC program attracts some of the most talented and innovative researchers from around the world, and helps to further Canada's growing reputation as a leader in research, higher learning, and science and technology development.

Media availability and photo opportunities will follow the announcement.

DATE: October 12, 2016
TIME: Announcement - 10:00 a.m. (Mountain)
Lab Tour - 10:55 a.m. (Mountain)
PLACE: Energy Environment Experiential Learning (EEEL) Building
750 Campus Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4H9

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Contact Information

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

    Veronique Perron
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Science
    343-291-2600

    Sandra Robertson
    Director, External Communications (Research)
    University Relations
    University of Calgary
    403-210-6769
    Cell: 403-909-3753