MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2014) -

Attention: Assignment Editors (Education, Science)

Senator Larry Smith, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will introduce the newest Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) as part of an official ceremony at McGill 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, Senator Smith will tour a laboratory at the Otto Maass Chemistry Building. Media are invited to join the tour.

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

DATE: September 29, 2014
TIME: 9:15 a.m. ET. Tour at the Otto Maass Chemistry Building
10:00 a.m. ET. Announcement
PLACE: McGill Executive Institute, Room 627; Desautels Faculty of Management
McGill University; 1001 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, Québec

Contact Information:

Michael Adams
Communications Advisor
Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program
613-944-1758
Cell: 613-219-7523

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

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

Chris Chipello
Senior Communications Officer
McGill University
514-398-4201