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Government of Canada announces a $21.4 million investment for training of science and engineering graduates for jobs

April 14, 2016

Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows looking to combine technical research training with professional workplace-oriented skills received a boost today, with new funding announced by Greg Fergus, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.

The funding comes from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) initiative. CREATE projects, including the 13 new ones, support training environments that allow young researchers to make the transition from trainees to productive employees. Courses emphasize professional skills development to complement collaborative and integrative research environments and internships with potential employers.

Photo credit: Graham Hughes, Canadian Press