TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 27, 2015) - The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), accompanied by Bernard Trottier, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, will announce the first recipient of the inaugural competition of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund during an official ceremony at the University of Toronto. This legacy health research investment will help save lives while creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians.

Prior to the announcement, Minister of State Holder and Mr. Trottier will join Dr. Peter Zandstra on a tour of his lab in the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research. Members of the media are invited to attend. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in at the reception desk.

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

DATE: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
TIME: Media arrival - 9:45 a.m. (eastern)
Lab tour - 10:00 a.m. (eastern)
Announcement - 10:30 a.m. (eastern)
PLACE: David Naylor Student Commons
Medical Sciences Building
University of Toronto
1 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario

Contact Information:

Michael Adams
Communications Advisor
Communications Advisor
Cell: 613-219-7523

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