TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 19, 2015) - The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), accompanied by Mark Adler, Member of Parliament for York Centre, will make a national funding announcement promoting university-industry collaborations to better train scientists and engineers for jobs.

Prior to the announcement, Minister of State Holder and Mr. Adler will join university representatives for some drone and robot demonstrations. Members of the media are invited to attend the demonstrations. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in at the reception desk.

Date: May 20, 2015
Time: Media Arrival-9:30 a.m.
Drone and robot demonstration-9:45 a.m.
Announcement- 10:30 a.m.
Location: University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
Lecture Hall
4925 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario

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Scott French
Director of Communications and Parliamentary Affairs
Office of the Honourable Ed Holder
Minister of State (Science and Technology)
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Martin Leroux
Media and Public Affairs Officer
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
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