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Media Advisory - Minister Bibeau to announce funding for researchers to pursue science without boundaries

SHERBROOKE, QC, Sep. 13, 2017 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will announce major funding for research in the fields of health sciences, natural sciences, engineering and social sciences.

The funds include grants to established and early-career researchers as well as scholarships to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows across Canada. The investment will provide researchers with the foundation they need to push the boundaries of discovery and innovation while strengthening a culture of curiosity and diversity in Canadian science.

Media are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in at the reception desk.

    Date:      Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Time:      1:30 p.m. (ET)

    Location : Université de Sherbrooke, Main Campus

                Georges-Cabana Pavilion, Hall du rectorat, 3rd

               2500 de l'Université Boulevard

               Sherbrooke, Quebec

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SOURCE Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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SOURCE: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

SOURCE: Government of Canada

Ann Marie Paquet, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Science, Tel.:
613-404-2733, ann-marie.paquet@canada.caL; Michael Bhardwaj, Director of
Communications, Office of the Minister of Science, Tel.: 343-291-3966,; Lucy Lai, Media Relations Officer, Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada, Tel.: 613-996-2341,;
Media Relations, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Tel.:

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