Canada Research Chairs

Canada Research Chairs
Canada Foundation for Innovation

Canada Foundation for Innovation

November 29, 2007 10:11 ET

Media Advisory: The Government of Canada Invests in Canada Research Chairs

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2007) - On Thursday, November 29, the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canada Research Chairs Program, will announce the latest round of Canada Research Chair appointments.

These prestigious faculty positions at universities across Canada will contribute to developing world-class expertise in many vital areas of research, including health and the economy.

This event will highlight the work of Dr. Mohamad Sawan, who has held the Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Medical Devices at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal since 2001.

DATE: Thursday, November 29, 2007

TIME: 2:30 p.m. (EST)

PLACE: Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
Pavillon principal, salle B-203

Note to editors: The Canada Research Chairs program is designed to attract the best talent from Canada and around the world to help universities achieve research excellence in natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities. Chairholders improve Canadians' depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen the country's international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly-skilled people. Since the Chairs program was launched in 2000, it has created more than 1,851 research professorships at 70 universities across Canada. 584 of these positions have been filled by researchers recruited from abroad, including over 267 Canadian expatriates. When fully implemented, the program will support 2,000 Chairs across the country.

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