Prime Minister of Canada Announces Science and Technology Initiative at PI

The Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, unveiled the government's new Science and Technology agenda.

On Thursday, May 17th, 2007, the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, unveiled the government’s new Science & Technology agenda.  Other members of the government taking part in the information session were Maxime Bernier, Industry Minister, and Jim Flaherty, Canada’s Finance Minister. Also attending was Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada as well as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification. 

The announcement took place at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, and was attended by many business and academic leaders who share common interests in knowledge creation, research and innovation.  In a recent independent and peer reviewed assessment (NSERC Review), Perimeter Institute was determined to be an exemplary model of public-private partnership in scientific research and educational outreach.


About Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization working to advance our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter, and information. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Perimeter also provides a wide array of research training and educational outreach activities to nurture scientific talent and share the importance of discovery and innovation among students, teachers, and the general public. In partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, Perimeter is a successful example of public-private collaboration in scientific research, training, and outreach.

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