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Dr. B. Mario Pinto. November 17, 2014

Message from Dr. B. Mario Pinto

About our President

Learn more about Dr. B. Mario Pinto by having a look at his biography.

Events

Get the Full Picture: Women, Diversity and Research Excellence
June 8, 2015
On June 8, NSERC hosted a day of activities to raise the profile of women in science and engineering. Get the Full Picture: Women, Diversity and Research Excellence was co-hosted by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), and the Honourable K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Status of Women, together with NSERC president, Dr. B. Mario Pinto. The 16 researchers and students featured at the event presented on topics such as mind-controlling parasites, human-robot interaction, and water-cleaning bacteria. A video of the event is available for view on the NSERC YouTube channel.
Two new chairholders will encourage women in science and engineering
May 22, 2015
Dr. B. Mario Pinto announced the two new chairholders for Women in Science and Engineering during the Creating Connections 4.0 conference at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. Dr. Lesley Shannon and Dr. Eve Langelier were announced as the new chairholders for the regions of B.C./Yukon and Quebec, respectively. These leading Canadian women researchers will push the boundaries of traditionally male disciplines and will encourage the participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

NSERC launches three significant research projects between Manitoba Hydro and the University of Manitoba
May 7, 2015
On May 7, 2015, NSERC President, Dr. B. Mario Pinto, launched three significant research projects between Manitoba Hydro and the University of Manitoba. NSERC will invest $6.5 million in support. Manitoba Hydro and other industrial partners are contributing $6.8 million. Dr. Shawn Clark was named NSERC Manitoba Hydro Industrial Research Chair in River Ice Engineering and Dr. Gary Anderson the NSERC Manitoba Hydro Industrial Research Chair in Conservation Aquaculture of Lake Sturgeon. Dr. David Barber who is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Arctic-System Science also received a Collaborative Research and Development Grant. Hydroelectric energy production is one of the largest industries in Manitoba, and these projects will strengthen hydro-electric energy research in the province.

Engagements

August

August 24-28
Dr. Pinto to attend the Gender Summit 6 Asia Pacific 2015 (Seoul, South Korea)

July

July 20-24
Dr. Pinto to attend German Research Foundation (DFG) meetings in Germany
July 13
Dr. Pinto to speak at NSERC Leaders Inaugural Meeting (Ottawa, Ontario)
July 9
Dr. Pinto to be keynote speaker at Genome BC Board Retreat (Whistler, British Columbia)

June

June 26
Dr. Pinto and Minister Ed Fast to make National Announcement of Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) (Vancouver, British Columbia)
June 22
Dr. Pinto and Minister Holder to make National Announcement of Discovery Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships (Oshawa, Ontario)
June 17
Dr. Pinto to announce the NSERC Award for Science Promotion (Individual) (Ottawa, Ontario)
June 14
Dr. Pinto speaking at the Canadian Chemistry Conference (Ottawa, Ontario)
June 9
Dr. Pinto and Mitacs to sign a memorandum of understanding (Ottawa, Ontario)
June 8
Dr. Pinto to attend the event Get the Full Picture: Women, Diversity and Research Excellence on Parliament Hill (Ottawa, Ontario)
June 2-4
Dr. Pinto to attend the 4th isirv-Antiviral Group Conference. Dr. Pinto to speak on June 2. (Austin, Texas. United States of America)

May

May 25-29
Global Research Council Annual Meeting (Tokyo, Japan)
May 22
Dr. Pinto to attend the announcement of the two new Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering Program at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia)
May 20
University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) (NSERC 2020)
May 13
Université Laval (Quebec, Quebec) (NSERC 2020)
May 13
Meeting between Quebec’s university presidents (Québec, Quebec)
May 12
Killam Prizes Ceremony at Rideau Hall (Ottawa, Ontario)
May 11
University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario) (NSERC 2020)
May 7
University of Winnipeg (Winnipeg, Manitoba) (NSERC 2020)
May 7
Dr. Pinto to announce two University of Manitoba Industrial Research Chair and one Collaborative Research and Development Grants at Manitoba Hydro (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
May 6
University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta) (NSERC 2020)
May 5
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Calgary, Alberta)
(NSERC 2020)
May 5
University of Calgary (Calgary, Alberta) (NSERC 2020)

April

April 30
U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, Vice-Presidents of Research Meeting, in Québec, Quebec
April 29
Conference Board of Canada’s Business Innovation Summit (Toronto, Ontario)
April 16
State dinner in honour of Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, during a visit to Canada (Vancouver, British Columbia)
April 14
Concordia University roundtable discussion on university-based research (Montreal, Quebec)
April 14
McGill University (Montréal, Quebec) (NSERC 2020)
April 13
Université de Montréal (Montréal, Quebec) (NSERC 2020)
April 8
Announcement of the results of the Winter/Spring 2015 College and Community Innovation Program Competition at Mohawk College (Hamilton, Ontario)

March

March 31 - April 1
RE$EARCH MONEY Conference in Ottawa, Ontario
March 30
Networks of Centres of Excellence Annual Best Practices Sessions in Ottawa, Ontario
March 26
Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia (NSERC 2020)
March 25
The University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia) (NSERC 2020)
March 25
The University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus video conference (Kelowna, British Columbia) (NSERC 2020)
March 25
Douglas College (New Westminster, British Columbia) (NSERC 2020)
March 24
University of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia) (NSERC 2020)
March 16
Announcement with the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario
March 13
Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) (NSERC 2020)
March 12
University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario) (NSERC 2020)
March 11
Western University (London, Ontario) (NSERC 2020)
March 3
Official launch of Conestoga College’s Centre for Smart Manufacturing with the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario) in Cambridge, Ontario
March 2
Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario) (NSERC 2020)

February

February 26
Bacon and Eggheads breakfast lecture with Ted Sargent (University of Toronto) on Bio-inspired solar energy in Ottawa, Ontario
February 17
Celebrating Canada’s Top Natural Sciences and Engineering Researchers Awards in Ottawa, Ontario
February 6
Pan-Quebec Meeting of Vice Presidents of Research in Montréal, Quebec
February 2
Towards a Blue Economy: The Science Behind Ocean Research in Canada—kiosk presentations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario

January

January 28
Council of Ontario Universities “Pop-up Research Fair” in Ottawa, Ontario
January 19
Tri-Council Research Support Fund Announcement with the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) in Edmonton, Alberta

December

December 8
Polytechnics Canada National Strategy Group dinner reception
November 28 to December 5
Celebrating Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation regional events
December 4
Launch of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund with the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister, in Markham, Ontario

November

November 27
Getting “Function” Right: Why Genomics Needs Philosophy—NSERC-RCI Lecture with Dr. W. Ford Doolittle in Toronto, Ontario
November 25
L’Oréal Canada event for Women in Science
November 21
Royal Society of Canada inauguration of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
November 20
Meeting and gala with ADRIQ and members of the business community in Montréal, Quebec
November 18
Canada-Brazil Research Collaboration Event in Ottawa, Ontario
November 17
Fields Medal Symposium in Toronto, Ontario
November 7
Meetings at Acadia University with academic administrators, faculty and innovation stakeholders
November 6
Presentation to academic researchers at the 2014 International Conference on Ocean Energy in Halifax
November 5
Meetings at University of New Brunswick with Vice-President Research, academic faculty and innovation stakeholders then tour of New Brunswick Community College facilities
November 4
Meetings at Memorial University Newfoundland with President, academic faculty and innovation stakeholders
November 3
Meeting with NSERC’s Atlantic Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, Tamara Franz-Odendaal and representatives from Dalhousie, Saint Mary’s and Mount Saint Vincent universities

To contact the President’s Office, send an email to: exec@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

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