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Discovery Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships National Announcement
June 22, 2015
Scientific discovery and training at over 70 universities received a significant, long-term investment from the Government of Canada. The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), Pat Perkins, MP for Whitby-Oshawa and NSERC President B. Mario Pinto announced $443 million in new grants, scholarships and fellowships. These investments will support academic researchers, students, and postdoctoral fellows across the country as they make new discoveries in science and engineering which will spark innovation, and foster economic and social benefits across Canada.

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 Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program National Announcement
May 20, 2015
More Canadian university graduates will have the job-ready skills required to hit the ground running in new emerging industries with civilian drone aviation through a new investment by the Government of Canada. The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), joined by Mark Adler, Member of Parliament for York Centre, announced an investment of $28 million in job-related training for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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.

College and Community Innovation National Announcement
April 8-10, 2015
The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and NSERC President B. Mario Pinto announced nearly $40 million in grants to colleges to support applied R&D projects with industry. The announcement, held at Mohawk College’s Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre, was followed by celebratory events at Algonquin College (Ottawa) and Centennial College (Toronto).

NSERC PromoScience Announcement
March 18, 2015
The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), joined by Susan Truppe, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Status of Women and Member of Parliament for London North Centre and Blair Dickerson, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), announced a major new investment by the federal government to help elementary and high-school aged Canadians to gain better opportunities for skills and careers in science-based fields later in life. The NSERC PromoScience Announcement took place at the London Children’s Museum.

Celebrating Canada’s Top Natural Sciences and Engineering Researchers
February 17, 2015
Some of Canada’s top researchers were celebrated on Parliament Hill and at an official ceremony at Rideau Hall for their outstanding contributions in the fields of natural sciences and engineering. The ceremony was hosted by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. He was joined by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and Dr. B. Mario Pinto, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Visit the video gallery to learn about the researchers and their work.

NSERC Strategic Project Grants Announcement
February 10, 2015
Strategic Project Grants allow researchers to work with companies and other organizations on long-term projects in areas that benefit Canadians and improve their quality of life. The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique—Mactaquac, were joined by Gordon Deveau, Manager, Atlantic Regional Office, NSERC at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, to announce $38 million in support for 78 scientific teams in universities across the country.

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