MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 24, 2013) -

Attention: Assignment Editors (Education, Science)

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will introduce the newest Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) as part of an official welcoming ceremony at McGill University. The CERC program attracts talented and innovative researchers from around the world and helps to further Canada's growing reputation as a leader in research, higher learning and science and technology development.

There will be media availability and photo opportunities following the announcement.

DATE: September 25, 2013
TIME: 10 a.m. (EDT)
PLACE: Francesco Bellini Life Sciences Building - Atrium
3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler
McGill University
Montréal, Québec

Contact Information:

Francine Charbonneau
Communications Advisor
Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program
613-944-1758

Yves Melanson
Coordinator, Media Relations
Canada Foundation for Innovation
613-996-3160

Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Greg Rickford
Minister of State (Science and Technology)
(613) 943-6177

Cynthia Lee
Media Relations Office
McGill University
514-398-6754