VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2016) - The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will make a national funding announcement for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering.

Minister Duncan, along with Dr. B. Mario Pinto, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), will also officially launch Science Odyssey, a new national 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and math.

Date: May 6, 2016
Time: Media Arrival-9:30 a.m. PDT
Minister Duncan's Announcement-9:45 a.m.
Dr. Pinto's Keynote Speech and Q&A-10:05 a.m.
Location: Canadian Association of Science Centres Conference
Science World at Telus World of Science
1455 Quebec Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6A 3Z7

Follow Minister Duncan on social media.

Twitter: @ScienceMin

Instagram: sciencemin

Follow NSERC on Twitter: @nserc_crsng

Contact Information:

Veronique Perron
Press Secretary, Minister of Science
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
343-291-2858
veronique.perron@canada.ca

Media Relations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
343-291-1777
ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca

Martin Leroux
Media and Public Affairs Officer
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
613-943-7618
media@nserc-crsng.gc.ca