Event: The Government of Canada will announce UBC’s newest Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC). The event will begin with a tour of UBC’s quantum matter research facilities and follow with a formal announcement.
Date: Friday, June 26
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: AMPEL (Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory)
Brimacombe Building, 2355 East Mall
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Earth Sciences Building atrium
2207 Main Mall
Photo/Assignment editors: The tour will showcase unique lab space designed to protect the sensitive equipment used in quantum matter research. It will also feature the equipment used to examine individual atoms in quantum materials.
The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, will announce UBC’s newest CERC in Quantum Materials and Devices Based on Oxide Heterostructures. The CERC program attracts some of the most talented and innovative researchers from around the world, and helps to further Canada’s growing reputation as a leader in research, higher learning, and science and technology development.
Speakers will include:
- The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade
- Prof. Arvind Gupta, President of UBC
- Mario Pinto, President of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
- UBC’s newest CERC