CFI hosting #IAmInnovation contest for research students, post-docs

The Canada Foundation for Innovation, one of Brock University’s major funders, wants to know how working in state-of-the-art facilities and with cutting-edge equipment has helped research and post-doctoral students.

The organization has launched the #IAmInnovation Twitter contest in an effort to show how CFI-funded infrastructure has opened opportunities for Canada’s next generation of researchers.

Participants are asked to tweet a photo or video of themselves working with CFI-funded equipment or in a CFI-funded research space. All entries should include both hashtags #IAmInnovation and #Contest to be eligible. Participants must also follow CFI’s Twitter account, @InnovationCA, to be eligible to win.

Photo entries require a caption. Videos should be a maximum of 60 seconds with a spoken script.

Contestants are asked to have fun and get creative with their Twitter submissions, which are meant to help the CFI tell all Canadians just how important it is to equip this country’s bright minds with the tools they need to think big and innovate. It’s also a positive way to promote research being done across Canada.

Research students and post-docs can ask their supervisor about CFI-funded equipment and facilities available at Brock before entering the competition.

The winner will be treated to an all-expenses paid trip to a special event in Ottawa and will have a chance to take over the CFI’s @InnovationCA Twitter feed, which has more than 10,000 followers, for a day.

The contest closes Dec. 1. Read the contest rules for more details.

For more information, contact Lauryn Carrick, Faculty of Graduate Studies, or Cathy Majtenyi, Office of Research Services,

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