CSMB on the Hill

President Kristin Baetz speaks at the March for Science on Parliament Hill on April 22, 2017 March for Science in Ottawa organized by the Evidence for Democracy and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada was a great success. Over 700 people attended the rally and it received significant news coverage. The overreaching […]


Gairdner prize for Lewis Kay underlines importance of support for fundamental science

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, March 30, 2017 – The board of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) would like to congratulate Canada Gairdner International Award laureate Dr. Lewis Kay on receiving this most prestigious award. Dr. Kay is an international leader in structural biology who has pushed the limits of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) […]


Budget 2017 falls short in support for discovery research

The board of the CSMB supports significant measures in the federal government’s 2017 budget to improve skills training, to advance gender equity, to attract foreign talent and to support the National Research Council. However, we are surprised and disappointed that besides some modest targeted investments into programs such as the Stem Cell network, the budget […]


Time To Demand Change at CIHR

Dear Colleagues, Many of you have been impacted by the CIHR reforms and many of you have told me that you felt helpless in effecting change. Last week Michael Rudnicki took a stand on the issue. When talking to Elizabeth Payne at the Ottawa Citizen about his recent discovery on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Michael let her […]


CSMB Recommendations for Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

Executive summary: The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) represents thousands of the country’s leading biosciences faculty members and students. Our members’ research programs are largely dependent on operating funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Changes in the research funding priorities […]


CSMB Open Letter to Members of Parliament

CSMB Open Letter to Members of Parliament (PDF) Dear Members of Parliament, On behalf of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) Board, I wish to extend you sincere congratulations on your recent election as a Federal Member of Parliament. Whether this is your first term, or you are a returning Member, CSMB values your contributions […]


CSMB President Letter – August 2016

August 19, 2016 Dear Member, As President of the society I would like to thank you for your continued or new support. The CSMB serves a large constituency of scientists at the graduate student, postdoc and faculty level. As you will see from the President’s Report in this year’s Bulletin, the CSMB continues to do […]


Announcing the 2016 research award winners

The CSMB is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Research Awards. All of these outstanding researchers will be giving plenary talks at the 59th Annual CSMB Scientific Conference, July 17 – 21 in Vancouver that is being held in collaboration with IUBMB and PABMB: Signaling Pathways in Development, Disease and Aging. Please join […]


Graduate Student Symposium -April 2016

Graduate Student Symposium 2016 University of Guelph April 25, 2016   On behalf of our organizing committee and all those who attended, I wanted to send a big thank you to you and the CSMB for your generous contribution to the Graduate Student Symposium that took place on April 25th at the University of Guelph. […]

Student initiatives

Winners of the 2016 Video Challenge

The CSMB asked trainees to tell Canadians’ what basic research means to you – and they did. The CSMB is pleased to announce that Kaitlin Kharas is the winner of the 2016 Video Challenge for trainees. “Basic research is important because increasing humanity’s understanding of how the world works equips us with the knowledge and […]

Advocacy - Awards - Student initiatives