Government of Canada to make announcement on advancements in mRNA vaccine technology at the University of British Columbia

Media advisory

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Vancouver, British Columbia Thursday, September 29, 2022 – The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, will announce funding for projects at the University of British Columbia to advance mRNA vaccine research and build a home-grown pipeline for responding to new and emerging COVID-19 variants.

The event will feature remarks from the Minister and a question and answer session with media.

Event:             Minister Sajjan to deliver remarks and announce funding for the advancement of mRNA vaccine research at
                         the University of British Columbia.

Date:               Monday, October 3, 2022

Time:              10:00 am

Location:       University of British Columbia
                         Michael Smith Laboratories – Second Floor Atrium
                         2185 East Mall
                         Vancouver, B.C.                            

                         Paid parking is available in the Health Sciences Parkade,
                         2250 Health Sciences Mall.

IMPORTANT: Anyone attending the news conference in person must not present any symptoms similar to those of COVID-19 and must not have been in contact with anyone who has received a positive diagnosis within the last 14 days. Facemasks must be worn and all public health guidelines must be respected at all times.


Haley Hodgson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Pacific Economic Development

Lynsey Brothers
Communications Advisor
Pacific Economic Development Canada

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