MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 21, 2015) - The Honourable Senator Diane Bellemare, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will present the most recent Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) as part of an official ceremony at Polytechnique Montréal. The CERC Program attracts some of the most 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.

Prior to the announcement, Senator Bellemare will join the Canada Excellence Research Chair and university representatives for a lab tour. Members of the media are invited to join the tour. There will be media availability and photo opportunities following the announcement.

DATE: May 22, 2015
TIME: Lab tour - 10:00 a.m. (eastern)
Announcement - 10:30 a.m. (eastern)
PLACE: Polytechnique Montréal
Pavillon J.-Armand-Bombardier (first floor)
5155, Avenue Decelles
Montréal, Québec

Contact Information:

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

Annie Touchette
Senior Communications Advisor
Polytechnique Montreal
514-340-4415
Cell.: 514-231-8133

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