KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 25, 2014) - The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will introduce the newest Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) as part of an official welcoming ceremony at Queen's University. The CERC Program attracts talented researchers who are world leaders in their respective scientific fields, strengthening Canada's own leadership in research, post-secondary education, and science and technology development. Before the announcement, Minister of State Holder will tour the Physics Museum in the Physics Department (Stirling Hall, 64 Bader Lane). Media are invited to join the tour.

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

DATE: September 26, 2014
TIME: 10:00 a.m. ET. Tour at the Physics Museum
10:30 a.m. ET announcement
PLACE: Lougheed Room (Room 340)
Richardson Hall, Queen's University
74 University Avenue
Kingston, ON

Contact Information:

Michael Adams
Communications Advisor
Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program
613-944-1758

Michael Bhardwaj
Media Relations Specialist
Canada Foundation for Innovation
613-943-5346

Scott French
Director of Communications and Parliamentary Affairs
Office of the Honourable Ed Holder
Minister of State (Science and Technology)
613-943-6177

Anne Craig
Communications Officer
Queen's University
613-533-2877