OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2013) - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today issued the following statement:
"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to thank Dr. Suzanne Fortier for her unwavering pursuit of excellence. Her efforts in bringing together industry, academia and other government agencies, both here and around the world, helped advance research and development projects of critical importance to Canadians.
"Her leadership and many contributions as President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada over the last seven years have helped solidify Canada's long tradition of scientific distinction.
"I want to personally thank her for her dedication and passion, and wish her the best in her future endeavours."