Canada Excellence Research Chairs

Canada Excellence Research Chairs

May 21, 2015 16:06 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada Announces New Canada Excellence Research Chair at Polytechnique Montreal

Attention: Assignment Editors (Education, Science, Technology)

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 21, 2015) - The Honourable Senator Diane Bellemare, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will present the most recent Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) as part of an official ceremony at Polytechnique Montréal. 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.

Prior to the announcement, Senator Bellemare will join the Canada Excellence Research Chair and university representatives for a lab tour. Members of the media are invited to join the tour. There will be media availability and photo opportunities following the announcement.

DATE: May 22, 2015
TIME: Lab tour - 10:00 a.m. (eastern)
Announcement - 10:30 a.m. (eastern)
PLACE: Polytechnique Montréal
Pavillon J.-Armand-Bombardier (first floor)
5155, Avenue Decelles
Montréal, Québec

Contact Information

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

    Annie Touchette
    Senior Communications Advisor
    Polytechnique Montreal
    514-340-4415
    Cell.: 514-231-8133

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