Keynote address emphasizes important role of Canada's colleges in boosting business and social innovation
December 2, 2014 – Ottawa – Department of Industry
During a keynote address today, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), highlighted the successes of Canadian colleges, cégeps and institutes in boosting business and social innovation to create more prosperous Canadian communities. The Harper Government supports applied college research through a number of programs including the College and Community Innovation Program and the new Community and College Social Innovation Fund. Minister of State Holder also highlighted the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, a $1.5-billion legacy commitment to world-leading research at Canada's post-secondary institutions.
"Our government has made record investments in science, technology and innovation. As a result, Canada leads the G7 in terms of R&D investments at universities, colleges and research institutes. Applied research at Canada's colleges plays a crucial role in driving business and social innovation in our communities, creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians while developing experienced, job-ready graduates."
– Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology)
Director of Communications and Parliamentary Affairs
Office of the Minister of State (Science and Technology)