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Industry Canada

May 17, 2013 18:19 ET

Media Advisory: Harper Government to Make an Announcement Regarding Scientific Discovery Research

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 17, 2013) - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will make an announcement regarding scientific research at universities across Canada.

Prior to the announcement, senior officials from the three granting councils (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR), the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and Genome Canada will deliver presentations regarding federal government support for discovery research. These presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m.-Presentations regarding Government of Canada support for discovery research
9:00 a.m.-Q&A session
9:20 a.m.-Funding announcement
9:40 a.m.-Q&A session with Minister of State Goodyear
Location: National Press Theatre
150 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Reporters can listen to the event via teleconference by calling 613-960-7526 or 1-877-413-4814. Conference code is 8686116.

Contact Information

  • Michele-Jamali Paquette
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
    Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    613-947-2956

    Media Relations
    Industry Canada
    613-943-2502

    Martin Leroux
    Media and Public Affairs Officer
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
    Council of Canada
    613-943-7618
    media@nserc-crsng.gc.ca