Congratulations! Dr. Linda Rabeneck, MD, MPH, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, and President-Elect, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS),

delivered the FCIHR Lecture on November 22, 2016 at the 2016 CSCI-CITAC Annual Meeting in Toronto. A Citation Certificate was presented, which noted the title of her talk: “Academic Success or Significance?”

Inaugural Cy Frank Distinguished Service Award of Friends of CIHR

This Award is presented in memory of the late Dr. Cy Frank, a visionary leader and Board Member, who served the medical and scientific communities in Alberta with great distinction. Dr. Douglas R. Wilson, Dean Emeritus (Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta) is the first recipient and is being recognized for his exceptional contribution to the advancement of FCIHR’s mission and goals. The Award will be presented in conjunction with the Institutional visit of Sir Paul Nurse, 2015 Henry G. Friesen International Prizewinner, at his Friesen Lecture on May 6, 2016 at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Douglas R. Wilson, Inaugural Cy Frank Distinguished Service Award of Friends of CIHR

Congratulations! Dr. Aubie Angel, founding President of FCIHR, was elected to the Order of Canada by the Governor General and attended his Investiture on February 12, 2016 at Rideau Hall.

Congratulations! Dr. Michel Chrétien, founding member of FCIHR and Professeur émérite de recherche IRCM, is the recipient of the FCIHR Founders’ Award – November 24, 2015. Dr. Chrétien delivered a Luncheon address at the annual meeting of CSCI in Toronto.

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.

Congratulations! MR. PAT LAFFERTY, Treasurer Emeritus of FCIHR, was appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada – January 1, 2014
Congratulations! DR. GRANT PIERCE, Member of FCIHR and Executive Director of Research, St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg, elected to Royal Society of Canada – September 6, 2013
Congratulations! DR. CLAUDE C. ROY, Member of FCIHR
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Induction – May 2, 2013
DR. BRENDA MILNER, a member of FCIHR since its inception, is being inducted in the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame – November 21, 2012

In this 2011 video clip, Dr. Milner is being interviewed by Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, 2012 Friesen Prizewinner.

DR. ARNOLD NAIMARK, Founding Member of FCIHR, elected to Canadian Medical Hall of Fame – November 2, 2012

Arnold Naimark - Friends of CIHR

DR. ARNOLD NAIMARK, a distinguished intellectual in academic medicine, student advocate and institutional builder, is recognized for his contributions to health sciences, health policy and novel organizational developments in Canada.

Dr. Arnold Naimark delivers Reflections at the 2012 Friesen Prize Program in Ottawa, in honour of Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President of Rockefeller University (see above photo).

September 21, 2010 – Ottawa

The Friends of CIHR Founders’ Lecture was established to mark the 10th anniversary of FCIHR to honour our prescient leaders who created this organization.

The Inaugural Lecture of the FCIHR Founders’ Award was given by Dr. Duncan Stewart, CEO & Scientific Director of the Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI)

“Challenges in translating innovative therapeutics to the clinic”

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 101 rue Lyon Street, Ottawa

Time: 4:30 to 5:40 pm

For full biographical details on Dr. Duncan Stewart, click here.

ORDER OF CANADA – July 8, 2010

Dear Friends,
Please join me in acknowledging 2 members of FCIHR included in last week’s Governor General’s list of Order of Canada Awards.


For his contributions to the area of microbiology, especially for his for research on infectious diseases and for his development of ultra-fast diagnostic testing for bacterial infections.

MLADEN VRANIC, O.C., O.Ont. (Toronto)

For his long-term contributions to the understanding, treatment and prevention of diabetes.

Our heartiest congratulations for their contributions to health research in Canada and the future health of untold numbers of people worldwide.


Dr. Aubie Angel, President, Friends of CIHR

DR. RODERICK McINNES – Order of Canada – July 21, 2009

Friends of CIHR would like to congratulate our colleague, Dr. Roderick McInnes, on being awarded the prestigious Order of Canada.

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame – April 22, 2009

Congratulations to our longstanding members of FCIHR.

DR. RODERICK McINNES – Order of Ontario – December 19, 2007

Friends of CIHR would like to congratulate our colleague, Dr. Roderick McInnes, on being awarded the prestigious Order of Ontario. Media Release