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Media Advisory - Government of Canada to announce major investment in world-leading researchers and institutions

BURNABY, BC, Nov. 15, 2023 /CNW/ - The Honourable Terry Beech, Minister of Citizens' Services on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will be joined by Ted Hewitt, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Chair of the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat, at Simon Fraser University to unveil the results of the 2022 Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) program competition. Following the announcement, three meritorious CERCs will join the Minister and Dr. Hewitt for a fireside chat about the ambitious research programs they will establish at postsecondary institutions across Canada.

Media availability will follow the announcement and media are encouraged to attend the networking event to engage with the new CERCs.

Date: November 16, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (PT)

Presentation Studio, The Big Data Hub, Applied Sciences Building
8888 University Drive
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia

The Study Public House, Maggie Benston Student Service Centre
8888 University Drive
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia

The announcement will be livestreamed on the Simon Fraser University YouTube channel.

Participation on site

Members of the media wishing to take part in person are asked to RSVP at [email protected]. All are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in at the reception desk.

SOURCE Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat

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