Government of Canada to announce investments in the next generation of world-class scientists

Media advisory

July 14, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario

On behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Ali Ehsassi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will announce the recipients of this year’s Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. These talented doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers are playing a critical role in the scientific progress and innovation that will help build a stronger future for Canada.

Mr. Ehsassi will be joined by Dr. Michael Strong, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR); Alejandro Adem, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; and Ted Hewitt, President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; as well as six of the funding recipients, who will discuss their work and how this funding will support their development.

A media availability will follow the announcement.

Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: The virtual announcement will take place on Zoom.

A live broadcast of the announcement will be available on Zoom.

  • Meeting ID: 988 4689 9181
  • Passcode: cihr

For further details, visit the CIHR event page.


John Power
Senior Manager, Communications and Media Relations
Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Media Relations
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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