CSMB submission to FINA committee consultations in advance of budget 2019

Read our submission to the House of Commons Permanent Committee on Finances (FINA) consultations in advance of budget 2019 2018-08-04_Submission of the CSMB for Pre-Budget Consultations


Dr. Michael J. Strong appointed as new President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The members of the CSMB Board of Directors wish to extend their congratulations to Dr. Michael J. Strong for his appointment as the new President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Strong’s leadership comes at a critical time, in which the Government of Canada has made a substantial re – investment in […]


Results of the trainee questionnaire

View the results of the trainee committee questionnaire here (click to view/download a PDF version)

Student initiatives

The 2018 Federal Budget supports key recommendations of the Fundamental Science Review

The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) applauds the Government of Canada for its substantial reinvestment into fundamental research in Budget 2018. Federal support of discovery-focused research generates the ideas and new knowledge that fuel innovation and is therefore essential to realization of long-term societal benefits in health, agriculture, climate, and industry –as well as […]


CSMB Awards 2018: Mona Nemer, Jim Woodgett, Richard Rachubinski, and Katey Rayner

The CSMB is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 CSMB Scholarly Awards The CSMB New Investigator Award has been bestowed on Dr. Katey Rayner, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Department of Biochemistry, to recognize outstanding research in one or more of the fields of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology in not more […]

Awards - Member news

CSMB: Ensuring a Strong Future for Science and Scientists

Read an article in Research Futures about the CSMB, featuring an interview with President Phil Hieter: As scientists make fast and concerted advancements in life-saving technologies, the squeeze on funding could threaten their momentum. That’s where Dr Philip Hieter, President of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB), comes in. To get the ‘biggest bang […]

Advocacy - Member news

Encourage business leaders to support the Naylor Report

CSMB launches effort to encourage business leaders across Canada to voice their support to the federal government for increased funding of fundamental research through the tri-councils as recommended in the Naylor Report. The CSMB Board has launched a campaign to encourage business leaders to submit letters of support for the Naylor Report funding recommendations to […]


CSMB establishes new Board committee structure and appoints At-Large members

CSMB establishes new Board committee structure and appoints At-Large members Following a call for applications to apply for At-Large member positions in the committees of the CSMB Board in October, the new committee structure mandated by the Board of Directors was completed. The At-Large members that were selected were Julie Claycomb and Jim Woodgett (Advocacy […]

Member news

Selected articles and op-eds relating to Naylor Report

Des scientifiques pressent Ottawa d’éviter un «exode des cerveaux» LaPresse, 24 septembre, 2017 Ottawa must improve research funding or risk loosing the innovation race Globe&Mail, September 19th, 2017 Don’t let the world pass us by on Science Toronto Star, September 12th, 2017 Reversing Canada’s decade of darkness in science policy iPolitics, September 11th, 2017 Trudeau’s Liberals need to get […]


CSMB President Phil Hieter travels to Ottawa in support of the Fundamental Science Review

CSMB President, Phil Hieter, traveled to Ottawa in support of the Fundamental Science Review as part of a delegation led by the UBC Office of Government Relations and UBC President Professor Santa Ono. Dr. Liisa Galea, a Professor in the Department of Psychology and researcher at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, also joined […]