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Canada can’t afford to leave research out of the innovation conversation [The Hill Times]

To date, in the hopes of commercializing key biopharma products like vaccines, Canada has delivered significant dollars directly to companies. While this will certainly help bolster the industry—or at least elements of its operation—what’s further needed are investments in fundamental research in health and biomedicine. To continue reading about the need to further fund innovation,…

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In the global race for science talent, is Canada investing enough? [Policy Options]

Now is the time for Canada to also invest in people, and in particular young people. For our part, the Banting Research Foundation, and the Dr. Charles H. Best Foundation have proposed creating a discovery-investigator program on par with our global competitors for Canada’s most-talented young scientists who can contribute to the fields of health and biomedicine. To…

New Mitacs-Banting Fellowship Program will Address Climate Change, Health and Equity
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New Mitacs-Banting Fellowship Program will Address Climate Change, Health and Equity

Toronto — A new partnership between Mitacs and the Banting Research Foundation will address health disparity and inequality in Canada to support postdoctoral scholars in research to reduce the health risks and inequities caused by climate change. The Mitacs-Banting Discovery Postdoctoral Fellowship will help Canada lead the world in understanding the links between health, equity,…

Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award Winners
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Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award Winners

The Banting Research Foundation and CANSSI Ontario are pleased to announce that the 2021 Discovery Award in Data Science scholars are Drs. Glen McGee and Alanna Weisman. Dr. Glen McGee intends to develop statistical tools to characterize and correct biases that arise from the analysis of electronic health records of patients with autism spectrum disorder.…

96th Annual Banting Discovery Award Winners
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96th Annual Banting Discovery Award Winners

Every year, the Foundation presents six awards but this year is special. To mark the centenary year of the discovery of insulin, we have partnered with Mitacs to double the number of awards. A very special thanks to our partners Mitacs, Jarislowsky Foundation and the Centre of Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) Ontario, and all…

Announcing the 2021 Discovery Awards
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Announcing the 2021 Discovery Awards

Toronto, ON – Mitacs and the Banting Research Foundation are proud to announce the winners of the 96th Annual Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards.  This year, 12 investigators – 50% of whom are women – have been awarded one-year grants of up to $25,000 for innovative health and biomedical research projects. The goal of this…

New Mitacs-Banting Discovery Awards invest in early career researchers
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New Mitacs-Banting Discovery Awards invest in early career researchers

OTTAWA — Mitacs is expanding its support for early career researchers across Canada by funding six new Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards, valued at $25,000 each, for researchers in the first three years of a faculty position following their post-doctoral fellowship. The new Mitacs-Banting Discovery Awards are for researchers in biomedical sciences undertaking health research…

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…