OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2012) -

Attention: Assignment Editors (Education, Science)

Dr. Kellie Leitch, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, will make an important announcement related to the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, which will help Canada develop, attract and retain some of the world's best doctoral candidates.

There will be a photo opportunity and media availability following the announcement.

DATE: Thursday, August 30, 2012
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Room CRI 100, Cancer Research Institute Building
10 Stuart Street, entrance on the left side of Botterell Hall
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario

Contact Information:

Michele-Jamali Paquette
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
Minister of State (Science and Technology)

Media Relations
Industry Canada

Michael Adams
Communications Advisor, Tri-Agency Programs
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
613-219-7523 (Cell)