Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

March 13, 2009 19:35 ET

Media Advisory: NSERC announces recipient of Canada's Gold Medal for Science and Engineering and names six more rising stars in research

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 13, 2009) - On Monday, March 16, 2009, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) will join Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), to present the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering and the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships.

The winners will be honoured at the NSERC Tribute to Research Excellence Celebration and will be available for media interviews. A photo opportunity will also be available.



Date: Monday, March 16, 2009

Time: 6:00 p.m. Reception

6:30 p.m. Awards ceremony
The Honourable Gary Goodyear and Dr. Suzanne Fortier will
deliver remarks, congratulate the Steacie fellows and present
the Herzberg Gold Medal to the winner

7:00 p.m. Photo opportunity

Location: Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Drawing Room, Main Floor
1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 8S7

Business attire mandatory


Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    Gary Toft
    Director of Communications
    613-943-7599
    or
    NSERC
    Natasha Gauthier
    Senior Advisor, Media Relations
    Mobile: 613-878-8048