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Canadian researchers rise to the challenge of COVID-19 response

Image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/FrankundFrei-638998/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=4996393">FrankundFrei</a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=4996393">Pixabay</a>Following the launch by the federal government of Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research issued the following message (https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/51890.html)

We would like to thank the 1,195 applicants who submitted their research ideas within a nine-day window; the diversity of research ideas and quality of the science was impressive. We would also like to thank the 150 individuals who considered our request and volunteered to put their lives and work on hold in order to serve as peer reviewers. This group of individuals reviewed 227 applications, completing 681 high quality reviews, within five days. The response we received from our call for reviewers was truly remarkable, and we are deeply appreciative of all who volunteered to serve in this capacity. (full message here: Coronavirus:Canada’s rapid research response)

An overview of the funded project can be found on the CIHR website.

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CSMB executives travel to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to promote the full implementation of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

CSMB executives Tarik Moroy, Imogen Coe, Paola Marignani, Katey Ryner and Vincent Archambault visited Senators, Members of Parliament and staff on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 24 and 25 to promote the full implementation of the recommendations of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review (Naylor report). It was an opportunity of our executives to talk about science policy, basic research and the importance of federal support of science.

#MySTEMJob featuring CSMB VP Imogen Coe

If I can see her, I can be her. Developed by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Canadian Museum of Nature, #MySTEMjob tells the stories of twenty inspiring women from across Canada through video shorts

View a short about Imogen Coe, Professor of Chemistry and Biology here:

The full playlist is available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgK3Ff_yMlJyHnoOYbr3Rs5UxWOPf_c8i

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Celebrating the science of the Gairdner Awards

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