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Media Advisory: Minister Goodyear to Announce Investment in Arctic Research

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/24/11 -- The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) joined by Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora, will announce research that will bring economic benefits to Canadians living in northern communities.

Media representatives are invited to attend the announcement.


Who:           The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and
               Technology)
               Dr. Chad Gaffield, President, Social Sciences and Humanities
               Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
               Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora
               Dr. Chris Southcott, MCRI Project Director and Professor,
               Department of Sociology, Lakehead University
               Members of the research community

When:          February 25, 2011
               10:00 a.m.

What:          Announcement of the SSHRC Major Collaborative Research
               Initiatives grants

Where:         Lakehead University
               Faculty Lounge
               Located in the University Centre (Agora) Building
               UC 1029G, 955 Oliver Road
               Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 5E1

SSHRC is the federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its three funding programs-Talent, Insight and Connection-SSHRC enables the highest levels of research excellence in Canada, and facilitates knowledge-sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and all sectors of society.

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