April 22, 2008 12:08 ET

Media Advisory: Honda Canada Student Exchange Established Between Japan's Kamioka Observatory and Canada's SNOLAB

SUDBURY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - On April 23, 2008, officials at the SNOLAB underground laboratory will announce the establishment of a student-exchange program between SNOLAB near Sudbury, Ontario, and the Kamioka Observatory in Mozumi, Hida Prefecture, Japan. This exchange is fully supported by Honda Canada Inc. The students will be known as 'Honda Fellows.'

A press release outlining details of this exchange program will be provided on that day. There will be underground tours and a press conference at the SNOLAB surface facility at INCO's Creighton mine attended by officials from Honda Canada, The first Canadian and Japanese students chosen as Honda Fellows will be introduced at that time.

SNOLAB is an international facility operated by a group of Canadian universities including Carleton University, Queen's University, Laurentian University, the University of Guelph, the University of British Columbia and the University of Montreal. More information about SNOLAB is available at The English-language webpage of the Kamioka Observatory is

Honda is the world's preeminent maker of engines for automobiles, motorcycles, power equipment and marine products. With 134 manufacturing facilities in 28 countries worldwide, Honda now attracts 23 million customers annually. Honda Canada manufactures the Honda Ridgeline and Civic sedan and coupe, and the Acura CSX and MDX at its two plants in Alliston, Ontario.

Representatives of the media who would like to accompany the Honda Fellows and Honda officials on a tour of the ultra-clean SNOLAB facility 2 kilometers underground in Vale-INCO's Creighton mine are requested to contact Dr. Chris Jillings of SNOLAB for further details of the tour (see below). Media representatives planning to participate in the tour are requested to be at the SNOLAB surface facility at the Creighton mine at 7 am on April 23. The tour will be completed by about 1 pm and the press conference will take place at 2 pm. Media are welcome to attend the press conference even if they do not wish to participate in the tour in the morning.

Laboratory Site
SNOLAB Project Operations Control Building
Creighton #9 Mine
P.O. Box 159
Lively, ON P3Y 1M3
Tel: (705) 692-7000
Fax: (705) 692-7001

Member Institutions

University of British Columbia, Carleton University, University of Guelph, Laurentian University, University of Montreal, Queen's University

Contact Information

  • SNOLAB - Creighton Mine
    Dr. Chris Jillings, SNOLAB Research Scientist
    Adjunct Professor, Laurentian University
    (705) 692-7000 x2266
    Queen's University at Kingston - Department of Physics
    Professor Art McDonald
    SNO Institute Director
    (613) 533-2702
    Honda Canada
    Todd Fowler
    Manager of Corporate Affairs
    (416) 268-9302
    Carleton University
    Lin Moody
    Media Relations
    (613) 520-2600 ext. 8705
    Queen's University
    Nancy Dorrance, Senior Communications Officer
    Communications and Public Affairs
    (613) 533-2869
    Laurentian University
    Guylaine Tousignant
    Media relations officer
    (705) 675-1151, ext. 3406
    Laurentian University
    Professor Doug Hallman
    Physics Department
    (705) 675-1151, ext. 2202