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Science Odyssey Appreciation Event and NSERC Award for Science Promotion Announcement
May 15, 2017
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Dr. B. Mario Pinto hosted 18 Science-Based outreach groups at the Science Odyssey Appreciation event which was held in Ottawa on May 15. The event was attended by students, researchers, and science promoters. Guests were invited to explore the room and discover robots, interactive activities and a 13 foot high planetarium.

As well, Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Dr. B. Mario Pinto, President, NSERC presented the NSERC Award for Science Promotion (NASP) to Dr. Jeremy McNeil (Individual Award), and to the Ontario Network for Women in Engineering (Group Award).

Announcement of the College and Community Innovation Program: 37 projects that support university-college research collaboration
May 2, 2017
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science announced through the College and Community Innovation (CCI) program, close to $37 million awarded to 37 projects that support university-college research collaboration, equipment, technology access centres and partnerships between colleges and companies. NSERC’s CCI program is one of the largest vehicles for funding research at colleges and CÉGEPs across the country.

Announcement of the Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects: 94 new research projects to boost Canada’s leadership
February 15, 2017
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced over $50 Million for Strategic Partnerships to advance research in environment, information technology, energy and manufacturing. In all, 94 research projects will boost Canada’s leadership in areas like solar energy, data technology, alternative fuels and electric vehicles.

Celebrating Canada’s Top Natural Sciences and Engineering Researchers
February 7, 2017
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, joined NSERC President, Dr. B. Mario Pinto, to recognize some of Canada’s top researchers in the fields of natural sciences and engineering. This year, 20 recipients and 12 industry partners received 6vprestigious prizes totalling $3.72 million. These awards showcase some of the best and brightest scientists and engineers from across the country every year and the recipients represent the full spectrum of our country’s research talent, from students just embarking on their careers to seasoned researchers making internationally recognized discoveries.

Life in the deep Earth – NSERC-RCIS Lecture with Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar
January 25, 2017
Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar presented a public talk that enabled members of the scientific community and of the general public to journey with explorers past, present and future as she commented on some of the places on Earth where life ekes out an existence far from the energy of sunlight.

Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Toronto and Director of the Stable Isotope Laboratory, is the recipient of the 2016 NSERC John C. Polanyi Award, which is given for outstanding recent advances in the natural sciences or engineering.

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