Media Advisory - Norway Launches First Canadian Transatlantic Science Week

    Norwegian Research Minister here to foster more cooperation with Canada

    OTTAWA, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ -

    Who:      Mrs. Tora Aasland, Norwegian Minister of Research and Higher

    What:     The launch of the first Canadian Transatlantic Science Week to
              foster more cooperation between Canada and Norway in research
              and higher education. Transatlantic Science Week 2008 will
              showcase collaborative research projects with tangible results
              in health, energy and the Arctic. Complete event itinerary at

    Where:    Canadian Museum of Civilization
              100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec

    When:     Monday, October 20, 2008
              8:30 a.m. (Minister's presentation at approximately 9 a.m.)

    Why:      Research frontiers are international and collaborative networks
              are essential to finding solutions to global challenges.
              Increasing interest in the exploitation of Arctic resources,
              often with high environmental and health risks, makes
              cooperation and knowledge transfer essential for a sustainable

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