Minister Solberg Announces Call for Entries for CMHC Award to Recognize Excellence in Housing Studies

    OTTAWA, March 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of
Human Resources and Social Development, and Minister Responsible for Canada
Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) today launched a call for entries to
the 2007 CMHC Housing Studies Achievement Award. Up to six prizes of $10,000 -
three for Doctoral theses and three for Master's work - will be awarded every
two years to students who are studying in fields related to housing.
    "This award program will recognize excellence in academic work that
contributes to the understanding and advancement of housing in Canada," said
Minister Solberg. "It complements CMHC's work in housing innovation such as
our recent EQuilibrium housing competition aimed at encouraging the building
of sustainable, energy-efficient housing in Canada."
    The CMHC Housing Studies Achievement Award was created last year during
the celebration of CMHC's 60th anniversary of helping to house Canadians.
Canadian Doctoral or Master's students studying anywhere in the world will be
eligible to submit their thesis or major research paper dealing with housing
in any discipline (economic, social, design or technical). The awards will be
presented at a ceremony to be held in Ottawa on November 6, 2007.
    Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
The thesis or major research paper must have been completed and accepted by
the School of Graduate Studies (at any accredited university in Canada or
abroad) between April 30, 2005 and April 30, 2007. Applications must be
received by 2 p.m. local Ottawa time on May 18, 2007. Download the Guidelines
and Application form from (search keyword: HSAA) or order a hard
copy via e-mail to or call 1-800-668-2642.

    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been Canada's national
housing agency for more than 60 years. CMHC is committed to helping Canadians
access a wide choice of quality, affordable homes, while making vibrant,
healthy communities and cities a reality across the country.

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Lesley Harmer, Director of
Communications, Office of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human
Resources and Social Development, (819) 994-2482; Kristen Scheel, CMHC Media
Relations, Office: (613) 748-4632, Cell.: (613) 513-6546

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