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Thursday, 2 June 2011

Government of Canada Helps Science and Engineering Graduates Enter the Workforce

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
June 01, 2011

An investment by the Government of Canada will give young researchers in universities across the country an opportunity to expand their skills and help them transition from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), made the announcement while speaking at Queen's University.

"Our government is focussed on what matters to Canadians—the economy and jobs," said Minister Goodyear. "To remain at the forefront of the global economy, our government is investing in the people and ideas that will produce tomorrow's breakthroughs."

The projects announced today are being funded through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)'s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program.

Eighteen projects will receive a total of $29.6 million over six years to help science and engineering graduates add job skills to their academic expertise. The projects explore a variety of research areas, including neurotechnology, clean energy, freshwater conservation and bionanotechnology.


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