WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canada Foundation for Innovation

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will be at the University of Manitoba to announce new funding for research equipment at universities, colleges and research hospitals across Canada. This investment will further Canada’s reputation as a global leader in science.

The Minister will be joined by the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s President and CEO, Roseann O’Reilly Runte. Following the announcement, the Minister and Dr. O’Reilly Runte will meet a group of scientists and students who will showcase their work and explain why their research matters to Canadians.

Media are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in at the reception desk.

Date: October 12, 2017

Time: Announcement: 11:30 a.m. (CDT)
Meet and greet with researchers: 12:00 p.m. (CDT)

Location:  Brodie Centre Atrium
University of Manitoba
727 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg MB

For more information:

Malorie Bertrand
Media Relations and
Social Media Specialist
Canada Foundation for Innovation
613.943.2580 (office)
613.447.1723 (mobile) 

Media Relations
Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada
Ann Marie Paquet
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Science