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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.


Celebrating Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation
December 5, 2014
Launched five years ago, the NSERC Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation has connected more businesses than ever to researchers at universities and colleges across Canada. NSERC President, Dr. B. Mario Pinto celebrated this innovation success with business and research leaders gathered at six events across Canada organized by the NSERC regional offices.

Getting “Function” Right: Why Genomics Needs Philosophy - NSERC-RCI Lecture with Dr. W. Ford Doolittle
Toronto, Ontario
November 27, 2014
Dr. Doolittle, professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Dalhousie University and winner of the 2014 NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal presented a public talk on how recent claims that there is no “junk” in the human genome have opened up new debate about the very nature of biology.

Dr. B. Mario Pinto at the L'Oréal Canada event
November 25, 2014
On November 25, 2014, NSERC announced that L’Oréal Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, will offer one $5,000 supplement to a woman scientist or engineer involved in promising research projects who has been awarded an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship.


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 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 8
Polytechnics Canada National Strategy Group dinner reception
November 28 to December 5
Celebrating Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation regional events
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

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