Government of Canada

Government of Canada

March 03, 2008 09:16 ET

Media Advisory: Revenue Minister Gordon O'Connor and Dr. Suzanne Fortier to Present Leading Scientists With NSERC John C. Polanyi Award

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - On Monday, March 3, 2008, the Honourable Gordon O'Connor, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, will join Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), to present two leading Canadian scientists with the NSERC John C. Polanyi Award. The award, worth $250,000, recognizes recent outstanding advances in the natural sciences and engineering.

The two scientists will be honoured at a dinner for their work as world leaders in studying the behaviour of atoms and molecules.

The scientists will be available during the day for media interviews. Their photos will also be available.



Date: Monday, March 3, 2008

Time: 6:30 p.m. (interviews with winners, Minister O'Connor,
Dr. Polanyi and Dr. Fortier)

Location: Rideau Club
Main Dining Room
99 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Business attire mandatory


Contact Information

  • To arrange interviews or photos, please contact:
    NSERC
    Martine Perreault, Media and Public Affairs Officer
    613-996-7238
    Cell.: 613-794-9170
    martine.perreault@nserc.ca
    or
    Office of the Honourable Jim Prentice
    Minister of Industry
    Deirdra McCracken
    Press Secretary
    613-995-9001