OTTAWA, February 17, 2021 – Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery is pleased to welcome ten new Members into its Alliance dedicated to advancing health research and health innovation in Canada: Banting Research Foundation, Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD), Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Cancer Research Society, Gilead Sciences Inc., Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet), MedicAlert Foundation Canada, Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada and University of Regina.
“Our influence as an organization is rooted in the diversity of our membership,” says Dr. Rosie Goldstein, Chair of Research Canada and Professor of Medicine at McGill University. “We are delighted to be furthering Research Canada’s advocacy efforts through the unique and diverse perspectives of these extraordinary organizations,” says Deborah Gordon-El-Bihbety, President and CEO of Research Canada.
Research Canada engages all sectors – including government – to build support for health research and innovation. The addition of these new Members into the Alliance strengthens the organization’s ability to represent the interests of the health innovation ecosystem as a whole.
“We are thrilled to be welcoming these new Members into the fold, particularly during a year that has been challenging for so many institutions. We believe this speaks to the dedication of these organizations to advancing health research and innovation and to the value Research Canada provides,” adds Dr. Ann Russell, Co-Chair of Research Canada’s Membership Development and Programs Committee and Senior Director of Learning, Innovation and Research at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. “The health of Canadians is so positively impacted by the enormous amount of research knowledge and practice that these organizations represent. Their work will undoubtedly inspire our ongoing advocacy efforts,” adds Lori Spadorcia, Committee Co-Chair and Senior Vice-President of Public Affairs and Partnerships, Chief Strategy Officer at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
About Research Canada
Research Canada is a national alliance dedicated to increasing investments in health research through collaborative advocacy and engaging government, academia, industry and non-profit sectors to build support for long-term health research funding. For more information, visit rc-rc.ca.
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Manager of Membership and Development