THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2011) - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) joined by Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora, will announce research that will bring economic benefits to Canadians living in northern communities.

Media representatives are invited to attend the announcement.

Who:    The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology)
Dr. Chad Gaffield, President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora
Dr. Chris Southcott, MCRI Project Director and Professor, Department of Sociology, Lakehead University
Members of the research community
   
When:   February 25, 2011
10:00 a.m.
   
What:   Announcement of the SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiatives grants
   
Where:  Lakehead University
Faculty Lounge
Located in the University Centre (Agora) Building
UC 1029G, 955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 5E1

SSHRC is the federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its three funding programs—Talent, Insight and Connection—SSHRC enables the highest levels of research excellence in Canada, and facilitates knowledge-sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and all sectors of society.

Contact Information: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Trevor Lynn
Manager, Communications
613-992-7302
Cell: 613-302-9879
trevor.lynn@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
or
Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
Minister of State (Science and Technology)
Gary Toft
Director of Communications
613-943-7599
or
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Yves Melanson
Coordinator, Media Relations
613-996-3160
Cell.: 613-447-1723
yves.melanson@innovation.ca
or
Industry Canada
Media Relations
613-943-2502