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Professor Emeritus and 2015 Nobel Prize winner Art McDonald becomes an Ambassador for Canadian Innovation

Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly announced at the Discovery Center in Halifax on Tuesday, March 15th  that Prof. Art McDonald is one of the first Canada 150 Ambassadors.

 Dr. McDonald:

I am proud to be named a Canada 150 Ambassador. I am hoping that the Nobel Prize will enable young Canadians to realize that we are capable of doing world-class research in Canada. The ambassador role will enable me to reach more young Canadians with this message.


As part of the Canada fund established in April 2015, the Innovation 150 project is a $6-million investment aiming to promote interest in science and innovation.

The Innovation 150 project, under the direction of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in partnership with Actua, the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Canadian Association of Science Centres, will support a traveling exhibition celebrating Canadian luminaries in science, research and innovation. Making stops in more than 80 communities across Canada, it aims to inspire young Canadians by highlighting the achievements of innovative Canadian researchers and inventors, and foster an interest in the possibilities offered by science.

For more information about the Canada 150 project, please visit Queen's Gazette.