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Scientists spend today bringing their research to educators at special forum


Montreal, QC — February 13, 2003 — The Network of Research and Development Organizations in Quebec is hosting an information day today at the Montral Science Centre. More than 60 researchers and technology experts are presenting their most recent discoveries, research, and work on water, space, earth, plants and animals, energy and the people.

They are meeting with science enthusiasts — a combination of teachers and college or university students, journalists, researchers, producers or directors of science programmes.

“Our goal for the day is to bring our researchers and our scientists into contact with the people who work to make science better known and more widely understood,” says Ariane Plourde, coordinator of the science and technology committee of the Quebec Federal Council. “More than 60 researchers from 22 federal research laboratories or centres will be there, enthusiastic and ready to share their knowledge of the world and living beings.”

The science and technology committee brings together 21 federal organizations dedicated to research and development, coming from 11 departments and agencies: the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Canadian Space Agency, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, the National Research Council of Canada, National Defence, Environment Canada, Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Health Canada, and Transport Canada. Under the umbrella of Quebec Federal Council, these institutions share scientific knowledge, and work to promote and advance our understanding of the world and the life it inhabits.