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Mitacs Event in Ottawa Celebrates Canada's Brightest Up-And-Coming Researchers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2012) - Their research is creating new jobs, encouraging industry innovation and shaping the lives of Canadians for years to come. On Wednesday, November 28th, five promising up-and-coming innovators at Canadian universities will be recognized for their research and commercialization contributions at the 2nd annual Mitacs Awards Reception.

Last year, in partnership with government and industry, Mitacs co-funded more than 1,300 research internships with over 580 companies, placed 250 international students with Canadian universities, and connected 200 PhDs to joint industry-academia research projects. Join us in celebrating excellence in research and the work of these emerging innovators.

What: 2nd Annual Mitacs Awards Reception
Celebrating research innovation in Canada
When: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.
Program: 7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Award recipients
Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology
Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification
Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and the Asia-Pacific Gateway
Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue
Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism
Where: The Rideau Club
Main Dining Room
99 Bank Street, 15th floor
Ottawa, ON

About Mitacs

Through unique research and training programs, Mitacs is developing the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills. In partnership with companies, government and academia, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada's most valuable resource - its people. For more information, visit

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Anna Lucarino
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