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Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award Winner!
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Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award Winner!

The Banting Foundation and CANSSI Ontario are pleased to announce the first Discovery Award in Data Science Scholar: Dylan Kobsar, who is Assistant Professor of Neuromechanics in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. Dr. Kobsar received this year’s award for his project titled:  Stepping out of the lab: New methods to translate movement analyses into…

Announcing the 2020 Discovery Award Winners
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Announcing the 2020 Discovery Award Winners

The 95th Annual Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards honour seven investigators for new projects in innovative health and biomedical research. Each award is valued up to $25,000. The Foundation is pleased to note the 62 applications received were divided equally between male and female-identified researchers As well, a total of 14 applications were ranked either…

Lindsay Bodell brings her science to the public
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Lindsay Bodell brings her science to the public

The Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience) recently held a public event in Toronto exploring the science behind dieting and healthy eating. The event entitled, “New Year New You: The Science of Healthy Eating,” featured a panel discussion with four scientists with diverse expertise in nutrition, psychology, and science communication. Included in this panel was…

2020 Banting Research Foundation/ McLaughlin Centre Discovery Award
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2020 Banting Research Foundation/ McLaughlin Centre Discovery Award

The Banting Research Foundation and the University of Toronto McLaughlin Centre are pleased to announce that the application period is now open for the 2020 Banting Research Foundation/ McLaughlin Centre Discovery Award. This marks the fourth year of a funding partnership to support research by early career investigators focused on areas relevant to genomic medicine.…

Updates from the 2018 Discovery Awardees
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Updates from the 2018 Discovery Awardees

With generous support from donors and volunteers in 2018, we supported 9 outstanding early career researchers across Canada. These researchers have since made significant progress on their research projects, expanded their research teams, received additional honours and awards, and secured longer-term funding from other granting agencies! Here are some updates from the 2018 Discovery Awardees:…

Recipient of the 2019 Discovery Award supported by Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada
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Recipient of the 2019 Discovery Award supported by Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada

The 2019 Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award supported by Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada has been awarded to Dr. Nicholas Strzalkowski from the Department of Biology at Mount Royal University. The Banting Research Foundation and DMRF Canada are thrilled to be able to partner to support this outstanding early career investigator whose research focuses…

2019 Discovery Award Recipients
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2019 Discovery Award Recipients

We are thrilled to announce the Banting Research Foundation 2019 Discovery Award recipients! This year, we were able to fund six projects from outstanding applicants, chosen out of 79 applications. These applicants were the highest ranking in our 2019 peer-reviewed competition. The Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award is unique in that it it focuses on early-career…

The CIHR 2018 Gold Leaf Prize Ceremony
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The CIHR 2018 Gold Leaf Prize Ceremony

Dr. Catharine Whiteside, Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Banting Research Foundation, met with Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, at the CIHR 2018 Golf Leaf Prize Ceremony at Rideau Hall, on June 20, 2019.  Dr. Whiteside had the pleasure of thanking the Governor General for recently granting…

Announcing our Honorary Patron: Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette
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Announcing our Honorary Patron: Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette

The Banting Research Foundation is delighted to announce Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, as our Honorary Patron. The Governor General grants Viceregal Patronage to recognize special contributions to society, and to bring special attention to worthy causes and showcase excellence. As Canada’s oldest medical research granting charity, The Banting…

Welcome Gerald Lokash
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Welcome Gerald Lokash

We are thrilled to introduce our newest Board member, Mr. Gerald Lokash. Mr. Lokash is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Business Advisor with a multi-industry background in areas such as finance and corporate development. Mr. Lokash has considerable experience having served on a number of not-for-profit organization Boards. We wish Mr. Lokash a very warm…