Carleton University to Host Canada Foundation for Innovation National Funding Announcement

On Friday, April 15, 2016, Terry Beech, parliamentary secretary for Science, will announce the recipients of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund — designed to help universities attract and retain the best and brightest researchers from around the world by giving them access to state-of-the-art research tools.

Media are invited to attend both the funding announcement as well as a short research demonstration in advance of the speaking portion.

Research demonstration

When: Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:45 a.m.

Where: Chemistry Superlab, second floor, Steacie Building, Carleton University

What: The demonstration will cover a small electrochemical reactor that a Carleton research team is using to study the treatment of contaminants in wastewater generated by the oil sands industry. This is a great photo opportunity.

Funding announcement

When: 9:15 a.m.

Where: Conference Rooms 2224 and 2228, 2nd floor, River Building, Carleton University

What: Funding announcement and photo opportunity.

Terry Beech, parliamentary secretary for Science
Roseann O’Reilly Runte, president and vice-chancellor, Carleton University
Nimal Rajapakse, vice-president (Research and International), Carleton University
Guy Levesque, vice-president, Programs and Performance, Canada Foundation for Innovation

Media Inquiries:
Chris Cline
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391

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