Minister Blair to make a funding announcement at the University of Waterloo

Media advisory

Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s Privy Council and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, for a funding announcement under the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SAR NIF) to the University of Waterloo.

He will be joined by the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo. 

Following the press conference, Minister Blair and MP Chagger will take questions from the media. 

Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga, Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, and Valerie Bradford, Member of Parliament for Kitchener South—Hespeler will also be in attendance.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022


11:00 a.m. EDT


University of Waterloo
EXP Atrium/Foyer, Second Floor
Ira G. Needles Hall
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario

Media representatives who wish to attend the event must arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to sign in and present photo ID and credentials. 

Media and guests are asked to respect local physical distancing guidelines. Participants will be required to share their name and phone number for possible contact tracing. Wearing masks is recommended, especially when not able to maintain physical distance.

Public health protocols are in effect for the University of Waterloo: please stay home if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here: About Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Public Health Ontario. Practice good hand washing and other hygiene steps, as well as physical distancing.


Annie Cullinan
Press Secretary
Office of the President of the Queen’s Privy Council and Minister of Emergency Preparedness

Media Relations
Public Safety Canada

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