POSTER - 2016 Friesen Prize Public Forum Lecture - Dr. Janet Rossant

OFFICIAL PHOTO - Dr. Janet Rossant - Photo Credit: The Hospital For Sick Children - Received on April 5, 2016CONGRATULATIONS, DR. JANET ROSSANT!
Friends of CIHR is delighted to announce that
the 2016 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research is awarded to Dr. Janet Rossant, CC, PhD, FRS, FRSC, a developmental and stem cell biologist, educator, institutional builder and public advocate.

Toronto CNW – April 4, 2016 – Dr. Aubie Angel, President, Friends of CIHR, notes that: “Janet Rossant’s selfless commitment to science, education and human well-being is exceptional and profound.” Her expertise in stem cell biology informed the scientific and ethical debate surrounding cloning and had a major role in establishing guidelines for human embryonic stem cell research in Canada and beyond.
Photo Credit: The Hospital For Sick Children

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2015 Friesen Prize Public Lecture – Personalities – U Ottawa – Dec. 7

Large group photo - 2015 Friesen Prize Lecture at the University of Ottawa featuring Sir Paul Nurse - December 7, 2015

Left to Right: Dr. Mario Pinto (President, NSERC); Dr. Alex MacKenzie (Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute); Mr. Paul Kennedy (Host, CBC Radio One “Ideas”); Dr. Michel Chretien (2015 Friends of CIHR Founders’ Award); Dr. John Floras (immediate Past President, The Banting Research Foundation); Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier (Special Advisor to Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto); Dr. Mona Nemer (VP Research, University of Ottawa); Sir Paul Nurse (2015 Friesen Prizewinner; Chief Executive & Director of The Francis Crick Institute, UK); Dr. Aubie Angel (President, Friends of CIHR); Dr. Rosie Goldstein (Vice-Principal Research & International Relations, McGill); Dr. Lorne Tyrrell (Director, Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, University of Alberta); Dr. Catharine Whiteside (President, The Banting Research Foundation); Dr. Henry G. Friesen (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba); Dr. Bruce McManus (CEO, PROOF Centre of Excellence, UBC); Dr. Maryse Lassonde (President, Royal Society of Canada).

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2015 Canada Day. Governor General announces Order of Canada. Congratulations to Dr. James Rutka and Dr. Aubie Angel for their election to the Order of Canada.

OFFICIAL PHOTO - Sir Paul NurseCONGRATULATIONS, SIR PAUL NURSE!
The 2015 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research is awarded to Sir Paul Nurse, a geneticist and cell biologist and President of The Royal Society of London.

Toronto CNW – April 29th, 2015 – “Pioneer scientist, science advocate, policy maker and caring citizen. Sir Paul Nurse has achieved major impact through sustained excellence in research, leadership and communication over a distinguished career.”

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Friends of CIHR Logo.PNGFriends of CIHR was created to promote the value of health research and establish community-based partnerships. Since 2000, it has specifically supported the goals and initiatives of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and has expanded its role to represent all health disciplines. The 16-person Board of Directors represents a membership active in universities, hospitals, voluntary organizations, community groups and agencies, as well as some private corporations. In addition, Friends of CIHR promotes research funding with all levels of government. FCIHR organizes annual educational symposia and publishes the proceedings for wide distribution. The Video History of Medicine in Canada is the latest innovative program conceived by the group. Friends of CIHR is a non-profit, non-governmental, incorporated organization.

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Les Amis des IRSC est un organisme créé dans le but de promouvoir la valeur de la recherche en santé et d’établir des partenariats communautaires. Depuis 2000, l’organisme a expressément appuyé les objectifs et les initiatives des Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC) et a élargi son rôle afin de représenter toutes les disciplines de la santé. Le conseil d’administration, comprenant 16 membres, représente des adhérents qui œuvrent dans des universités, des hôpitaux, des organismes bénévoles, des groupes et organismes communautaires et des sociétés privées. En plus de promouvoir le financement de la recherche à tous les niveaux de gouvernement, les AIRSC présentent chaque année des colloques pédagogiques et en publient les procès-verbaux. L’Histoire de la médecine au Canada est le dernier programme novateur réalisé en collaboration par le groupe. Les Amis des IRSC est un organisme non gouvernemental sans but lucratif constitué en personne morale.