The federal government needs to make it an urgent priority to provide increased and predictable funding for health and biosciences research, or risk losing the nation’s health research workforce to competing countries like the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, says Paul-Émile Cloutier, president and CEO of HealthCareCAN, in an op-ed.
Topic: health research
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will be supporting the creation of a new Centre for Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies, CIHR president Michael J. Strong says in an op-ed.
Saskatchewan funds an upgrade of a University of Saskatchewan centre to work with deadly diseases, Vancouver Shipyards begins construction of an ocean vessel to study the impact of climate change, Canadian Institutes of Health Research release a long-awaited plan for the next decade, and more.
The provincial funding agency is matching the province’s research capacity with public need to support four priorities: the bioeconomy, climate change, health care and quality of life research.
Surveillance border study at Toronto’s airport continues to track international travellers for COVID-19; the Canadian Space Agency supports the launch of two lunar technology payloads to the moon.
The new Research Affiliation Agreement is the of its kind between FNHA and an academic institution. The agreement is designed to overcome barriers to access to funding, and will share 50 per cent of funds that SFU receives for research that impacts the health of First Nations communities.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and partners are investing $24.5 million to explore the health risks and benefits of cannabis.
Stream 4 of the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) was launched on June 28 for projects that will tie in data with health and biosciences.
Dr Kevin Smith will join the University Health Network (UHN) as president and CEO effective May 22. Known for his contribution to the healthcare systems at the national and provincial level, Smith is currently president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health System in Hamilton and CEO of Niagara Health System. Smith is also serving as chair…
The Governing Council of Canadian Institutes of Health Research has announced six new members appointed by Health minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor.