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WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canada Foundation for Innovation

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, will be at Red River College's Paterson GlobalFoods Institute to announce funding for research infrastructure projects at colleges and polytechnics across Canada. This support will help colleges work with local industry to innovate and give students hands-on learning and skills to prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow.

The Minister will be joined by college researchers, students and industry partners who will be available to speak to the media. Canada Foundation for Innovation Board Director, Mr. Ian Seymour, and Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, Doug Eyolfson, will also attend the announcement.

Prior to the announcement, the Minister will deliver a keynote at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce about the value of investing in research to strengthen the economy, create jobs and grow the middle class.

Media are asked to sign in at the reception desk at least 15 minutes before either event.

Date: Wednesday July 25, 2018

Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Time: 7:50 a.m. (CDT)

Location:  Alt Hotel Winnipeg
  310 Donald St
  Winnipeg, MB

Canada Foundation for Innovation funding announcement

Time: 10:15 a.m. (CDT)

Location:  Red River College's Paterson GlobalFoods Institute
  Jane's Restaurant
  504 Main Street
  Winnipeg, MB


For more information:  
   
Elizabeth Shilts
Ann Marie Paquet
Director of Communications Press Secretary
Canada Foundation for Innovation Office of the Minister of Science
613.996.4421 613.404.2733
elizabeth.shilts@innovation.ca  ann-marie.paquet@canada.ca 
   
  Media Relations
  Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada
  343.291.1777
  ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca 

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