July 30, 2010

Canada announces federal funding for AIMS and NEI

Prime Minister of Canada Announces $20 Million for Building Capacity in Africa

During a special visit to Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) tied to the centre’s Global Outreach activities, the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper announced new federal funding of $20 CDN million for AIMS and NEI to speed the growth of science and technology capacity in Africa by developing the talent of its brightest young minds.

The Next Einstein Initiative was first announced at the TED 2008 conference, see the TED blog.

Read the press releases at the Prime Minister’s website, the Perimeter Institute.

Further articles at PRNewswire, the Globe and Mail, the Canada.com network, MacLeans.ca, TheRecord.com, University World News, Africa, the good news, Creamer Media’s Engineering News, and SciDev.Net.

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