OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 13, 2013) - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will make an announcement in support of research in the fields of social sciences and humanities.
Media representatives are invited to attend the news conference. There will be a photo opportunity and media availability following the announcement.

When: Monday, September 16, 2013
10 a.m. (Eastern Time)
Where: Social Science Centre 9438
Dean's Suite
Western University
London, ON
Who: The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology);
Ms. Susan Truppe, MP, North London Centre and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women;
Dr. Brent Herbert-Copley, Vice-President, Research Capacity of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Note to editors: SSHRC is the federal agency that promotes and supports postsecondary 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:

Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Greg Rickford
613-943-6177

Media Relations
Industry Canada
613-943-2502

David Holton
Communications Adviser
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
david.holton@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca
613-996-0520
Cell: 613-266-6441