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REF NO.: 150

SUBJECT: Industry and government to support new research chair at Memorial University

DATE: March 16

Note to editors:
Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president and vice-chancellor of Memorial University, will host a news conference, Friday, March 18, to announce a significant investment to create a new research chair in the Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial.
Dr. Kachanoski will be joined by Brian Dalton, president and chief executive officer of Altius Minerals; David Robbins, board member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; Glenn Janes, chief executive officer of the Research and Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador; and Dr. Steve Piercey an associate professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial.
The event will take place at 10 a.m. in the atrium inside the main entrance of the Alexander Murray (Earth Sciences) building, on Arctic Avenue, off Prince Philip Drive. A reception will follow.
Media agencies are invited to send representatives to the event. Limited parking for media is available. Call 864-2019 for details.

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For further information, please contact Kelly Foss, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, at (709) 864-2019 or; Martin Leroux, media and public affairs officer, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, (613) 943-7618 or; Chad Wells, vice president, Corporate Development and Corporate Strategy, Altius Minerals, (709) 576-3440 or or Jeff Green, manager, Communications & Marketing, Research & Development Corporation, at (709) 758-0973 or


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