Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program celebrated in Ottawa

2011-02-08 - On February 8, 2011, Canada Excellence Research Chairs, university presidents, business leaders and cabinet ministers came together to celebrate the world-leading research funded through the Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program.

Held at Ottawa’s Château Laurier hotel and hosted by the University of Alberta, “An Evening with the Canada Excellence Research Chairs” was also an opportunity for university leaders to thank the Government of Canada for their commitment to nurturing Canadian research and talent.
Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program celebrated in Ottawa

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New Government of Canada Investment Attracts Top Minds to Canadian Universities

2010-05-17 - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today welcomed some of the world’s most renowned researchers, who have chosen to pursue their leading-edge research at universities across Canada. As part of a welcoming ceremony held at the University of Toronto, the Minister announced the 19 inaugural recipients of the prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program (CERC).

For each Chair, universities will receive up to $10 million over seven years to support chairholders and their research teams in undertaking ambitious research programs. The complete list of chairholders, including the 13 universities where they will be working, is available at http://www.cerc.gc.ca/cpch-pctc-eng.shtml.

New Government of Canada Investment Attracts Top Minds to Canadian Universities

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Minister Clement Acts to Advance Automotive Research in Canada

2009-04-16 - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, announced the establishment of an automotive research fund designed to keep the Canadian auto industry competitive and sustainable.

“Automotive Partnership Canada will enhance our automotive research capacity, fuelling made-in-Canada innovation, increasing our ability to compete internationally and bringing long-term benefits to this important sector,” said Minister Clement. “Our government is investing in research and development (R&D) not only because it will lead to greener, better-performing vehicles, but because it will create jobs and strengthen the economy for future generations.”

The program will support R&D projects in specific areas, including alternative fuels, next-generation manufacturing, advanced power trains and lighter or more sustainable materials. Proposals will be selected through rigorous, independent peer review.

Minister Clement Acts to Advance Automotive Research in Canada

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