2015 Friesen Prize – Personalities

University of Ottawa – December 7, 2015

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).

10th Anniversary Program

NOTE: The 2015 Friesen Prize Public Forum at the University of Ottawa featuring Professor Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society of London, will be held on Monday, December 7th, 2015 from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm at Roger Guindon Hall, 451 Smyth Road, Amphitheatre B.

High level invitational Roundtable discussions are also planned, entitled:
I. “The Role of Discovery Research in the Health of Canadians”
II. “Does Canada have too many PhDs?”

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.”