On May 19, 2005, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced the recipient of five new university-based Centres for Research in Youth, Science Training and Learning (CRYSTAL) awards of $1-million each. One of the centres was awarded to the University of Manitoba with Dr. Gordon Robinson, Professor of Botany and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science, as the principal applicant for the project "Understanding the Dynamics of Risk and Protective Factors in Promoting Success in Science and Mathematics". Dr. Robinson is joined by a team of researchers from the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, the Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface, Brandon University, the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan, and Lakehead University.