SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA

March 13, 2009 17:30 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada to Announce Major New Research Initiatives

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 13, 2009) - Media representatives are invited to attend a news conference where Andrew Saxton, Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board will make a funding announcement in support of major new research initiatives.



Who: - Andrew Saxton, Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the
Treasury Board
- Chad Gaffield, President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council (SSHRC)
- David Turpin, President, University of Victoria

When: Monday, March 16, 2009
1:00 pm -2:00 pm (PDT)

Where: University of Victoria
MacPherson Library Atrium
Victoria, BC


Note to editors: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its programs and policies, the Council enables the highest levels of research excellence in Canada, and facilitates knowledge sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and all sectors of society.

Contact Information

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    Trevor Lynn
    Manager, Communications
    613-992-7302
    trevor.lynn@sshrc-crshc.gc.ca
    or
    Office of the Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    Gary Toft
    Director of Communications
    613-943-7599