OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 22, 2015) - The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), accompanied by Pat Perkins, Member of Parliament for Whitby-Oshawa, will make a national funding announcement supporting thousands of researchers at Canadian universities in a variety of disciplines, including in chemistry, physics, life sciences, mathematics, computer science, earth sciences, and the many branches of engineering.

Following the announcement at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Minister of State Holder and Ms. Perkins will join university representatives for a tour of laboratory facilities. Members of the media are invited to attend. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in at the reception desk.

Date: June 22, 2015
Time: Media Arrival-8:45 a.m.
Lab tour-9:30 a.m.
Location: University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Science Building (UA) Atrium 1st Floor
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4

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

Martin Leroux
Media and Public Affairs Officer
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

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