Media Advisory - A first in 15 years: the National Research Council of Canada is holding an open house at its Boucherville laboratory

BOUCHERVILLE, QC, May 13, 2017 /CNW/ - As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is pleased to be a part of the city of Boucherville's 350th anniversary and the 24 Hours of Science event. The media and members of the public are invited to visit our Boucherville laboratory today.

Our researchers and technical personnel will speak with you about a host of fascinating subjects such as plant fibres used to manufacture eco-friendly car parts, materials accelerated to supersonic speeds used to repair aircraft parts, lasers used to prospect for gold, surgery practised on virtual patients, and nanotechnology used to ensure the safety of the food we eat, to mention just a few.

Visitors are also invited to a special presentation at which NRC Boucherville scientists who are also science fiction fans will explore the frontier between science and fiction.

For more details on the program, please visit the following link: Open House – NRC Boucherville facility



Saturday, May 13, 2017


From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST)

At 1:30 p.m.: Special presentation – Science or fiction? (Centenary Room)


NRC Boucherville

75 de Mortagne Boulevard

Boucherville, Québec J4B 6Y4


Media representatives are invited to register by telephone or e-mail with the media relations team (information below).

Twitter: @nrc_cnrc


SOURCE National Research Council Canada

For further information: Media Relations Team: National Research Council of Canada, 613-991-1431, 1-855-282-1637 (24/7),,


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