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 is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. The independent Institute was founded in 1999 to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entire cosmos. Research at Perimeter is motivated by the understanding that fundamental science advances human knowledge and catalyzes innovation, and that today’s theoretical physics is tomorrow’s technology. Located in the Region of Waterloo, the not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavour, including the Governments of Ontario and Canada, that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement.

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