Read CSMB’s submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance for Pre-Budget Consultations in advance of the 2021 budget:
Congratulations to our Vice-President, Dr. Imogen Coe, on receiving a Science Ambassador Award from Partners in Research Canada (PIR http://www.pirweb.org/en/). PIR is a registered Canadian charity founded in 1988 to help Canadians understand the significance, accomplishments and promise of biomedical research in advancing health and medicine. Since its genesis, PIR has broadened its scope to encompass all areas of academic and applied research as fields of discovery and study for Canadian students.
Science Ambassador Award – Dr. Imogen Coe – Ryerson University
With more than two decades as a research scientist and professor, Dr. Imogen R. Coe has been a dedicated science ambassador, narrowing the gap between academic science and the public’s scientific literacy, and expanding equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). An exceptional science communicator, Dr. Coe is a popular speaker in Canada and internationally, with more than 120 invited presentations, 80 of which were at public outreach events. She aims to cultivate a passion for science in Canadians from all walks of life, including children, students, adults, the general public and professional groups.
The CBC and the major magazine L’Actualité have both published articles quoting CSMB President Tarik Möröy, who appeared on a hearing on Canada’s response to COVID-19 at the House of Commons Standing committee on Health.
He told the House of Commons health committee last week that Canada is the only country that had a major national health research funding agency cancel its grants during the crisis.
He acknowledged that Canada was quick to mobilize funds for research related to COVID-19, but worries about the long-term impacts.
“We worry that this is at the expense of other health research that then will still be necessary after the pandemic is over,” Moroy told the committee.