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12-Feb-2009

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Contact: Shannon Cobb
shannon.cobb@nserc-crsng.gc.ca
613-992-8192
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

NSERC at 2009 AAAS Annual Meeting

This press release is available in French.

Ottawa, Ontario - The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is pleased to feature Canadian science and engineering research excellence during the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting from February 12 to 16, 2009, in Chicago, Illinois.

The "Canadian way" of pursuing scientific research through partnerships and networks, within Canada and internationally, will be highlighted at a Canadian Reception on February 12. This reception, sponsored by the Canadian Embassy in Washington, will bring together scientists, policymakers, educators and students, as well as senior representatives from the following Canadian organizations: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Seven Canadian will be inducted as AAAS Fellows at the Annual Fellows Forum on Saturday, February 14. AAAS Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. Canadians to be inducted are as follows:

NSERC President, Dr. Suzanne Fortier, will be one of four presenters at the Internationalization of Science: Looking Ahead Symposium on February 15.

Throughout the AAAS Annual Meeting, guest speakers from across Canada will make presentations on a range of topics including climate change, agriculture, mathematics, animal behaviour, toxicology, aquaculture and genomics. See the complete speaking schedule at: www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Media-Media/Event-Evenement_eng.asp?ID=10.

If you are in Chicago and want to know more about Canadian research in the natural sciences and engineering, visit NSERC's booth at the tradeshow February 13 to 16. We will be located at Booths 1119-1121, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Riverside Centre.

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NSERC is a federal agency whose vision is to help make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports some 26,500 university students and post-doctoral fellows in their advanced studies. NSERC promotes discovery by funding more than 11,800 university professors every year and fosters innovation by encouraging more than 1,400 Canadian companies to participate and invest in university research projects.



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