Government of Canada to Announce Support for Top Researchers at Canadian Postsecondary Institutions

Attention: Assignment Editors (Education, Technology, Science, Health) and Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery

Vancouver, B.C., February 5, 2016 — The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will make an announcement in support of research and innovation at Canadian postsecondary institutions.

Prior to the announcement, Minister Duncan will tour a sustainable chemistry research lab at The University of British Columbia. Media are invited to join the tour.

Media availability and photo opportunities will take place following the announcement.

DATE:  Tuesday, February 9, 2016

TIME:   Tour at 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Announcement at 8:30 a.m. (PT)

PLACE:   Tour:  Chemistry D Block (old building)

2036 Main Mall,
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Meet: South entrance, 4th floor 

Announcement: Earth Sciences Building Atrium
                        2207 Main Mall
                        The University of British Columbia
                        Vancouver, British Columbia

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Camille Martel
Office of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan
Minister of Science

Anne-Marie Cenaiko 
Communications Advisor   
Canada Research Chairs Program and Research Support Fund
Tel.:     613-996-8373 / Cell: 613-668-9865

Malorie Bertrand
Media Relations and Communications   
Canada Foundation for Innovation   
Tel.: 613-943-2580 / Cell: 613-447-1723