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Media Advisory - Provincial funding supports creation of new Queen's research teams

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

KINGSTON – The media is invited to join MPP Sophie Kiwala and representatives from Queen’s University as she announces this year’s Queen’s-based recipients of the Ontario Research Fund’s Early Researcher Awards and Small Infrastructure Fund competitions.

What
The Early Researcher Award program provides recipients with 5-year funding of up to $140,000 to support the creation and operation of new research teams. The Small Infrastructure Fund helps cover the cost of acquiring or renewing new research equipment, specimens, computer software, and more.

Who
Spokespeople available for comment include:

  • Sophie Kiwala, Member of Provincial Parliament, Kingston and the Islands
  • John Fisher, Vice-Principal (Research), Queen’s University
  • Queen’s ORF grant recipients
     

When/Where
Wednesday March 14, 2018
Queen's Cancer Research Institute lobby (10 Stuart St.), beginning at 11 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Media should arrive by 10:50 a.m.

Visuals
Announcement and recipient speeches, lab tour with MPP Sophie Kiwala, John Fisher, and others.

Contact
Dave Rideout, Media Relations Officer
Queen’s University
dave.rideout@queensu.ca
613.453.5676

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