Organization: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

New research chair named in honour of Dr Michael Smith

The EJLB Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are contributing $1.35 million to establish a new research chair in neurosciences and mental health in honour of the late Dr. Michael Smith. The chair will be funded through a $1-million endowment grant from the EJLB Foundation, a $300,000 establishment grant from CIHR and…

Granting councils seek ethics panel members

The three granting councils have issued a call for nominations to populate the Panel on Research Ethics. The10-member Panel is a key component of the new governance structure for the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. The two-year appointments (with an option for extension) to the Panel will involve at least two…

WestLink launches two-year internship program

WestLink Innovation Network has launched a $2.1-million program designed to train 20 business and technology professionals with expertise in the area of commercialization. The successful interns were selected from a field of 200 applicants to participate in the two-year internship, giving them exposure to university research technology management, commercialization in a small high-tech firm, and…