Government of Canada

Government of Canada

February 10, 2011 10:16 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada Celebrates Canada's Top Natural Sciences and Engineering Researchers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2011) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, with Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), will announce the recipients of six NSERC prizes at a morning news conference. The prizes recognize the very best in natural sciences and engineering research in Canada, including NSERC's most prestigious award—the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering.

Media are also invited to an evening ceremony where all the prizes will be presented. Recipients of NSERC's Synergy Awards for Innovation, who were announced in late 2010, will also be recognized at the ceremony.

Date: Monday, February 14, 2011
   
NEWS CONFERENCE  
   
Time: 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum
  1867 St-Laurent Boulevard
  Ottawa, ON
   
AWARDS CEREMONY  
   
Time: 5:30 p.m. (EST)
Location: Rideau Hall
  1 Sussex Drive
  Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Lynn Meahan
    Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    or
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations
    613-943-2502
    or
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
    Danielle Nasrallah
    Senior Communications Advisor
    613-996-3861
    danielle.nasrallah@nserc-crsng.gc.ca