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Canada Foundation for Innovation Annual Public Meeting

November 24, 2011


Governor General to Speak on How Research Builds Canadian Communities


OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be the guest speaker at the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Annual Public Meeting, at the Fairmont Château Laurier, on Monday, November 28, 2011, at 8:45 a.m.

During his address, His Excellency will highlight the collaborative nature of innovation, and the importance of communities coming together to build a strong and prosperous Canada. He will also discuss diversity as one of Canada’s great strengths, and how diverse ideas, experiences and abilities can spark creativity and new opportunities.

The CFI’s Annual Public Meeting is a chance for Canadians to learn more about the work of the CFI, and engage in dialogue on research and innovation in Canada.

Canada Foundation for Innovation: Research builds communities
The CFI gives researchers the tools they need to think big and innovate. By investing in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in Canada’s universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions, the CFI is helping to attract and retain the world’s top talent, to train the next generation of researchers, to support private-sector innovation, and to create high-quality jobs that strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians. For more information, visit




Media information:

Christelle Legault
Rideau Hall Press Office

Ryan Saxby Hill
Canada Foundation for Innovation


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