Canada Excellence Research Chairs

Canada Excellence Research Chairs

September 14, 2016 07:30 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada Announces New Canada Excellence Research Chair at the University of Saskatchewan

Attention: Assignment Editors (Education, Science, Agriculture)

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Sept. 14, 2016) - The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will announce the newest Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) during an official ceremony at the University of Saskatchewan. 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.

There will be media availability and photo opportunities following the announcement. Minister Goodale will then tour the university's phytotron.

DATE: September 15, 2016
TIME: Announcement - 10:00 a.m. (Central)
Tour of the Phytotron - 11:00 a.m. (Central)
PLACE: Atrium, Agriculture Building
51 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8

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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

    Kathryn Warden
    Director, Research Profile and Impact
    University of Saskatchewan
    306-966-2506