Archive – 2008
Peter Tugwell and Michael Hayden
named health researchers of the year
November 20, 2008 | The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recently awarded the prestigious Michael Smith Prizes in Health Research to Canada Research Chairs Peter Tugwell from the University of Ottawa and Michael Hayden from The University of British Columbia for their remarkable contributions to health research.
An international leader in the fight against global health disparities, Tugwell received the CIHR Michael Smith Prize in Health Research – Health Services and Systems and Population Health Research.
Hayden, a world-renowned geneticist, earned the CIHR Michael Smith Prize in Health Research –Biomedical and Clinical Research.
The prizes are awarded to researchers who have demonstrated a high degree of innovation, creativity, leadership and dedication to health research.
Eugenia Kumacheva wins prestigious UNESCO scientific prize
November 10, 2008 | Eugenia Kumacheva, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Polymer Materials at the University of Toronto, was recently awarded the 11th
L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Award For Women in Science, making her the first Canadian woman to receive the prize, which is given annually to the world’s most accomplished female researchers.
The award recognizes Kumacheva’s scientific work designing and developing innovative materials that will, among other things, help target drug delivery for cancer treatments.
Canada Research Chairs Program releases names of latest chairholders
September 30, 2008 | The Canada Research Chairs Program is pleased to release the names of the most recently appointed Canada Research Chairs. These 123 top researchers, whose nominations were submitted by 38 Canadian universities in December 2007, include 18 new Canada Research Chairs, 104 Chairs whose mandates have been renewed, and one who has been advanced from a Tier 2 to a Tier 1 Chair.
List of all 123 Canada Research Chairs
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will support research infrastructure related to 25 Canada Research Chair projects associated with this announcement.
New Executive Director of Canada Research Chairs and Indirect Costs Programs
May 25, 2008 | Terry Campbell has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Secretariat for the Canada Research Chairs program and the Indirect Costs Program, beginning June 2.
Ms. Campbell brings to the Secretariat extensive experience and knowledge of the research landscape within Canada and abroad. She comes to the Canada Research Chairs from the Canada Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), where she has worked since 2002. In her most recent role at CIHR as Executive Director, Strategic Policy and Government Relations, her responsibilities included strategic policy development, strategic planning, corporate governance and international relations. She has also been working closely with colleagues at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canada Foundation for Innovation in the implementation of the federal government's science and technology strategy, released a year ago. Ms. Campbell has held management positions in the not-for-profit sector in the areas of health information and informatics as well as hospital management.
She has a Master's in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois.