EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 20, 2016) - The necessity of reinvigorating research and innovation at Canadian post-secondary institutions has been recognized by the federal government through the implementation of the Strategic Infrastructure Fund. The timing of this funding serves to strengthen Concordia University of Edmonton's own commitment to research and innovation.

We invite the media to attend Concordia University of Edmonton's launch event for the Edmonton Institute of Community Research (EICR). The EICR will bring research communities together from both inside and outside the university in order to stimulate, share and achieve research and development goals that will benefit our communities.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Robert Tegler Student Centre
Concordia University of Edmonton
7128 Ada Boulevard
Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4

Free parking is available.

The event will be attended by representatives from the Ministry of Advanced Education and other levels of government, as well as local dignitaries from surrounding communities. The keynote address will be given by Concordia's current Vice-President Academic and Provost (and President-Elect), Dr. Tim Loreman.

Contact Information:

Media Inquiries: Concordia University of Edmonton
Sarawjeet Panesar
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