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One hundred and twenty-five of Canada's top researchers in science and engineering, including three from New Brunswick universities, will benefit from a federal government investment designed to give them the opportunity to become international leaders in their respective areas of study. The announcement was made by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), speaking at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

Minister Gary Goodyear Announces Investment in World-Leading Research

New Brunswick | Posted on June 22nd, 2010

"Our government is investing in science and technology to improve the quality of life of Canadians, strengthen the economy and create jobs," said Minister Goodyear. "This investment will help some of our country's best scientists and engineers become world leaders in areas such as nanotechnology, quantum communications and many more.

The 125 researchers will each receive $120,000 over three years, for a total investment of $15 million through the Discovery Accelerator Supplements. This program provides substantial, timely support to outstanding researchers who show strong potential to become international leaders

These awards are allocated to researchers who have received funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's annual Discovery Grants competition.

"These recipients were selected through a rigorous peer-reviewed process and are being provided additional support so that they can maximize the results of their breakthrough," stated Dr. Suzanne Fortier, President of NSERC. "We congratulate all of these recipients for their outstanding research and creativity."

Of the 125 recipients, three researchers in New Brunswick will receive financial support to pursue research at the Université de Moncton and the University of New Brunswick. Funding will support studies of the science behind reading processes, the impact of fatigue to prevent injuries, and the development of more functional prosthetic limbs for amputees.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council 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 28,000 students and postdoctoral fellows in their advanced studies. The Council promotes discovery by funding more than 11,800 professors every year and fosters innovation by encouraging more than 1,500 Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects.

For the complete list of recipients, please visit the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's Web site (www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca).

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Gary Toft
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of State (Science and Technology)
613-947-2956
or
Shannon Cobb
Media Relations Officer
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada
613-996-3861

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