Canada Foundation for Innovation

Canada Foundation for Innovation

March 25, 2008 16:11 ET

Media Advisory: Major Investment Supports Canada's Research Capacity

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - On Wednesday, March 26, 2008, Mr Jac van Beek, Vice-president, Programs and Planning, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), will be joined by Mr. James Rajotte, MP Edmonton-Leduc, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the CFI, in Edmonton, to announce a new investment for cutting-edge research infrastructure at universities across Canada.

Date: March 26, 2008

Time: 10:00 MDT

Location: University of Alberta
Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall
1-040 Health Research Innovation Facility East
87 Avenue and 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta

Following the announcement, there will be a photo opportunity and media availability. Broadcast quality visuals will be available onsite.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI's mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians.

Contact Information

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
    Yves Melanson
    Coordinator, Media Relations
    Cell.: 613-447-1723
    Office of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry
    Deirdra McCracken
    Press Secretary