Montreal, Québec – May 9, 2017 – Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Québec, announced today that the Government of Québec through Fonds de recherche du Québec- Santé (FRQS) has signed a three year deal with the Gairdner Foundation to enhance scientific programming in the province. The announcement, which was made in partnership with Dr. Janet Rossant, Gairdner’s President & Scientific Director, demonstrates the government’s focus on providing access to ground breaking research and signals its intent to cultivate and inspire future generations of scientists.
The partnership, a $300,000 agreement spanning the next three years will support student, faculty and public lectures as well as academic symposia throughout Québec. The Foundation, which currently provides student outreach and faculty lectures at more than 15 universities across Canada each year, will use the funding to bolster its current programming in Québec. It will also initiate a new public lecture series that will discuss scientific research at issue for today’s citizens.