Lab Canada

Program trains science, engineering graduates

Montreal, QC – The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) is awarding $14.8 million for nine training programs at seven Canadian institutions that will help graduates acquire skills for new careers in several focus areas. The program, called CREATE, will train aerospace engineers, conservationists and software developers and emphasizes four areas: environmental science and technologies; manufacturing; information and communications technologies; and natural resources and energy.

“Our greatest asset for ensuring our future prosperity is our highly trained talent.  CREATE’s team-based approach to training provides graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with access to the knowledge and expertise of some of Canada’s top researchers,” says Janet Walden, chief operating officer, NSERC. “At the same time, it provides them with important experiential learning opportunities.  This strong combination readies our next generation for success as they embark on their professional careers.”

Attached is the list of the 2014 CREATE grant recipients.