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CICan welcomes the creation of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee

Ottawa, November 1, 2017 – Colleges and institutes Canada (CICan) welcomes the creation of the new Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) that will support the growth of research and innovation on campuses across the country.

The new structure, was announced on October 27, by the Minister of Science, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, and the Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor. Its objective will be to improve collaboration among the federal granting councils and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to the benefit of researchers and students across the country.

CICan looks forward to working with the CRCC and sees its creation as a positive step towards a simpler and more “innovator-friendly” approach to supporting research and innovation.

For more information about the CRCC, see the Government of Canada news release.

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the voice of Canada’s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment with ongoing programs in over 25 countries. CICan’s members add over $190B to Canada’s economy each year and contribute to inclusive economic growth by working with industry and community partners to offer more than 10,000 programs to learners in urban, rural, remote, and northern communities.

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For more information:

Julien Abord-Babin
Senior Strategic Communications Officer
Colleges and Institutes Canada
jabord-babin@collegesinstitutes.ca
Tel. : 613-746-2222 ext. 3131
Twitter : @CollegeCan