OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2011) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, with Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), will announce the recipients of six NSERC prizes at a morning news conference. The prizes recognize the very best in natural sciences and engineering research in Canada, including NSERC's most prestigious award—the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering.

Media are also invited to an evening ceremony where all the prizes will be presented. Recipients of NSERC's Synergy Awards for Innovation, who were announced in late 2010, will also be recognized at the ceremony.

Date: Monday, February 14, 2011
   
NEWS CONFERENCE  
   
Time: 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum
  1867 St-Laurent Boulevard
  Ottawa, ON
   
AWARDS CEREMONY  
   
Time: 5:30 p.m. (EST)
Location: Rideau Hall
  1 Sussex Drive
  Ottawa, ON

Contact Information: Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
Minister of Industry
Lynn Meahan
Press Secretary
613-995-9001
or
Industry Canada
Media Relations
613-943-2502
or
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Danielle Nasrallah
Senior Communications Advisor
613-996-3861
danielle.nasrallah@nserc-crsng.gc.ca