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New Industrial Research Chair at the École Polytechnique de Montréal Accelerates Aerospace Research
Montréal, Quebec
December 12, 2013
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the École Polytechnique de Montréal and the Safran Group inaugurated the NSERC/Safran Industrial Research Chair on New 3D Composite Materials for the Aerospace Industry. This Chair is held by Professor Eduardo Ruiz and will receive investments totalling more than 2.4 million dollars.


Photosynthetic Machines – Why Nature is Astounding: NSERC-RCI Lecture with Dr. Gregory Scholes
Toronto, Ontario
November 26, 2013
Dr. Gregory Scholes, NSERC’s 2012 John C. Polanyi Award recipient, delivered the 2013 Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science (RCI) Foundation Lecture at Ryerson University to a full auditorium. The talk focused on the physical processes involved in the first picoseconds after light is absorbed in photosynthesis.

NSERC Funds Next-Generation Automotive R&D
Hamilton, Ontario
October 25, 2013
The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology), was at McMaster University to announce funding for 10 university-industry partnerships, a total project value of $52 million. This includes more than $30 million in federal funding through the Automotive Partnership Canada initiative, and more than $22 million from industry and other partners. This new research is being driven by the needs of the automotive industry to bring greener, better-performing vehicles on the road.

NSERC-Funded Research Partnership Celebrates Results
Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 23, 2013
Red River College, Manitoba Hydro, and the University of Manitoba partnered to develop a solar thermal parabolic trough system that concentrates energy, aiming to provide sustainable heating to the world’s cold-climate communities. The solar trough site is the latest in the College’s facilities and equipment dedicated to research into sustainable energy and infrastructure. Along with funding from Hydro and the University, this project is financially supported by funding from NSERC’s College Community Innovation Program.

Government of Canada Committed to Research and Innovation: Minister of State Rickford Announces Funding to Top Academics
Montréal, Québec
August 12, 2013
The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) initiative gives young researchers the opportunity for team-based training to learn the technical and professional skills that will prepare them for successful careers in science and engineering. The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology), and Isabelle Blain, Vice-President, Research Grants and Scholarships Directorate, were at McGill University to announce 15 projects that will receive more than $24 million over six years to help science and engineering graduates add job skills to their academic achievements.

The College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program National Announcement - New Research Partnerships Between Colleges, Universities and Local Businesses Foster Innovation
Cambridge, Ontario
June 21, 2013
New partnerships between colleges, working with businesses and universities will lead to innovation in the areas of information and communications technologies, environmental technologies, natural resources and energy, and health sciences. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), was joined by Janet Walden, Chief Operating Officer, NSERC, at Conestoga College in Cambridge, Ontario to announce over $18 million in support for 20 innovative partnerships between colleges, universities and business partners.


Footprints Research Project – Largest NSERC CRD Aims to Accelerate the Discovery of New Mineral Resources
Toronto, Ontario
May 14, 2013
The “Footprints” Project is the largest Collaborative Research and Development Grant ever awarded by NSERC. Drawing on the joint expertise of a Canadian university-based research team and the mining and mineral exploration industry, this project will give geologists the next generation of high-tech tools to identify the subtle markers or "footprints" of ore deposits far beneath the surface, to accelerate the discovery of new mineral resources.

NSERC Awards for Science Promotion 2012 (Group) National Announcement
Milton, Ontario
March 26, 2013
The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), was joined by Blair Dickerson, Vice-President, External Relations and Communications, NSERC and Dr. Robert Thirsk, Vice-President, Public, Government and Institute Affairs, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), and former Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut, to announce “Tomatosphere” as the group winner of the 2012 NSERC Awards for Science Promotion at the Chris Hadfield Public School in Milton, Ontario.

University Professor Receives Award for Science Promotion
Calgary, Alberta
March 21, 2013
Sumedha Chandana Wirasinghe, NSERC Council member, announces the latest individual recipient of the NSERC Awards for Science Promotion. Professor, Thomas (Tom) Keenan, from the University of Calgary was recognized for his dedication to science promotion.

Congratulations from the Prime Minister
Parliament of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
February 27, 2013
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, accompanied by Suzanne Fortier, President of NSERC, takes a moment to meet and congratulate some of the recipients of Canada’s top natural sciences and engineering prizes awarded by NSERC.


Celebrating Canada’s Top Natural Sciences and Engineering Researchers
Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario
February 27, 2013
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Suzanne Fortier, President of NSERC, announced the recipients of Canada’s top natural sciences and engineering prizes awarded by NSERC.

Automotive Partnership Canada National Announcement
February 22, 2013
The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), was joined by Janet Walden, Vice-President, Research Partnerships Programs at NSERC, at the University of Waterloo to announce five new projects to be supported by the Automotive Partnership Canada initiative. The projects advance research and development (R&D) in Canada's automotive industry by supporting new technologies to eliminate idling in service vehicles, optimize the fabrication of high-strength car components, develop lightweight electric drivetrains, and mass-produce plastic fuel tanks for hybrid vehicles.

Launch of the NSERC Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation (SPI) Interim Progress Report Toronto, Ontario
February 19, 2013
Suzanne Fortier and Daniel Muzyka, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Conference Board of Canada, launched the NSERC SPI Interim Progress Report during the Conference Board of Canada's Business Innovation Summit 2013.

NSERC Strategic Networks and Strategic Project Grants Announcement 2012
McGill University, Montréal, Quebec
February 8, 2013
Janet Walden, Vice-President, Research Partnerships Programs Directorate at NSERC and The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announce the latest NSERC Strategic Networks and Strategic Project grants to support 26 scientific teams at universities across the country.

College and Community Innovation Program Regional Announcement
Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario
January 30, 2013
Bert van den Berg, NSERC, attended the opening of the new Health and Wellness Centre at Algonquin College. The Centre was funded through the College and Community Innovation Program.

Industrial Research Chair Announcement
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
January 28, 2013
Pamela Moss, Director, Manufacturing, Communications and Technologies Division (RPP) at NSERC attended the launch of the NSERC/MCI Industrial Research Chair in Heavy Ground Vehicles and Transportation Equipment, to be held by Christine Wu at the University of Manitoba.