February 16, 2021
Everyday constituents in your ridings are making important contributions to Canadian health research and health innovation that save Canadian lives. See how your constituents are saving lives and improving the health of all Canadians during COVID-19.
Chaque jour, des électeurs dans vos circonscriptions font d’importantes contributions à la recherche et à l’innovation canadiennes en santé qui sauvent des vies. Découvrez comment vos électeurs sauvent des vies et améliorent la santé de tous les Canadiens lors de la COVID-19.
When the next pandemic hits, scientists aim to have a vaccine ready. Here's how
Saskatoon—University (SK)

Scientists don't know when or where the next coronavirus pandemic will emerge. They aren't sure exactly what virus it will be. But they're already working to develop a vaccine against it, aiming to have a shot ready to be pulled from a freezer to vaccinate the population before it can spread around the globe.
Soutenir les personnes atteintes d’un cancer à l’heure de la COVID-19
Mississauga—Malton (ON) | Sanofi

Nos vies, habitudes et modes de fonctionnement ont été bouleversés au cours des six derniers mois, nous obligeant à modifier bien des projets d’avenir. Sanofi continue malgré tous à apporter son soutien à toutes les communautés de patients que dessert l’entreprise et, en particulier, à celle des patients atteints d’un cancer. (English)
COVID-19 health research and innovation
La recherche et l'innovation sur la COVID-19
How one Indigenous doctor is tackling vaccine hesitancy, starting with her own mom
University—Rosedale (ON) | Women’s College Hospital, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) & University Health Network

Dr. Ojistoh Horn is trying to help people in her community make informed decisions about whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine — beginning with her own family. The Mohawk physician is one of several health-care workers and elders providing vaccine education to Indigenous communities with long histories of being mistreated, abused and experimented on by Canadian institutions.

Les enfants et les variants du coronavirus
Ottawa-Sud (ON) | Centre hospitalier pour enfants de l’est de l’Ontario (CHEO)
Alors que le nombre de cas du variant découvert à l'origine au Royaume-Uni augmente en Ontario et qu'un cas du variant associé à l'Afrique du Sud a été détecté, est-il sécuritaire de rouvrir les écoles dans les zones chaudes comme Toronto, Hamilton, Peel et York? La Dre Anne Pham-Huy, spécialiste des maladies infectieuses pédiatriques au Centre hospitalier pour enfants de l'est de l'Ontario, nous explique l'état des recherches sur les variants et sur la vaccination chez les enfants.
There is no vaccine that will cure health care squabbling
Ottawa—Vanier (ON) | HealthCareCAN
That 2020 was a rough year for healthcare in Canada is news to no one. Over 20,000 Canadian COVID-19 deaths – over 15,000 in long-term care facilities specifically, at least 500,000 postponed medical interventions, and frontline workers pushed to the brink of exhaustion are just a few of the challenges. The last 12 months have tested our resolve, our patience and our resilience. (Français)
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin

Célébration du 100e anniversaire de la découverte de l'insuline
February 24, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET

Click here to register
24 février 2021
16 h 00 à 17 h 30 HNE

Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire
With renewed investment in diabetes research, Canada can be home to the next breakthrough again
Don Valley North (ON) | JDRF Canada
We have seen what is possible when researchers come together with a singular goal through the development of several COVID-19 vaccines in record time, demonstrating that co-ordinated efforts plus investment leads to accelerated results that save lives.
Deep Dive Podcast

Hosted by Research Canada, DEEP DIVE interviews Canada’s top leaders in health research and innovation about new discoveries, therapeutics, technologies, and current or future trends in the field.

Episode 1
Celebrating 100 Years of Insulin

In this inaugural episode of Deep Dive, Research Canada’s newest podcast, we speak to Deborah Gordon El-Bihbety, President and CEO of Research Canada and Dr. David Hill on the role Canada played in the discovery of insulin 100 years ago and how Canada has remained a global leader in diabetes treatment.

En Profondeur

Présenté par Recherche Canada, le balado EN PROFONDEUR interviewe des chefs de file du Canada en matière de recherche et d’innovation en santé sur les dernières découvertes, les traitements, les technologies et les tendances actuelles et futures dans ce domaine.

Épisode 1
Célébrons 100 annés d'insuline

Résumé de l’épisode 1 :
Dans cet épisode inaugural d’En Profondeur, le tout dernier balado de Recherche Canada, nous parlons à Deborah Gordon El-Bihbety, présidente-directrice générale de Recherche Canada et David Hill du rôle joué par le Canada dans la découverte de l’insuline il y a 100 ans. ◊ Cliquez ici pour une transcription en français.

Health research for Canadians
La recherche en santé pour les Canadiens

Incursion inédite dans les tumeurs du cerveau
Mount Royal (QC) | Institut Lady Davis
Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs (QC) | Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (IR-CUSM), Le Neuro (Institut-hôpital neurologique de Montréal) & Société de recherche sur le cancer

On dit que, pour vaincre un ennemi, il faut apprendre à le connaître. Alors, pour affronter les cancers du cerveau les plus agressifs, deux équipes montréalaises ont choisi de dresser patiemment, cellule par cellule, le portrait de leur adversaire.
Study identifies ways to alleviate staff burnout in long-term care
Vancouver Centre (BC) | Providence Health Care
Practicing self-care, taking time to grieve, learning more about the palliative approach – these are all strategies researchers have identified to help long-term care staff cope with death.
Intellectual capital is Canada’s most important natural resource
Edmonton Strathcona (AB) | GlycoNet (Canadian Glycomics Network)
Canada is often a leader in initiating creative programs for enabling innovation and commercialization, but it does not always stay the course long enough to benefit from their outcomes and economic benefits.
Smart home technologies effective to help treatment with those suffering severe mental illness
London North Centre (ON) | Lawson Health Research Institute
“More and more, smart technologies like phone applications or virtual care are being used for mental health care. A smart home solution like the one we have tested could be considered a higher dose of technology, offered to clients with higher needs..."
U of A researchers discover one of our cellular building blocks acts as a gel, not liquid as previously believed
Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs (QC) | Cancer Research Society
Edmonton Strathcona (AB) | University of Alberta

The team’s findings bridge research done over the past 50 years on chromatin gels produced in the laboratory to demonstrate its existence in living cells, which has major implications for interpreting their elastic and mechanical properties, Hendzel explained. 
Myeloma: Moving closer to a cure
Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle (QC) | Myeloma Canada
In 2005, when Myeloma Canada was founded, there was one approved drug in Canada to treat myeloma, the prognosis was three to five years at most, research was limited, and there was no national myeloma patient organization, very few support groups, and hardly any available information. Through research, advocacy, and uniting the Canadian myeloma community, we’ve seen unparalleled advancements in all areas.
Collaboration in Pursuit of a Future Without ALS: $1 Million Invested in ALS Research
Spadina—Fort York (ON) | ALS Canada
Sustained investment in transformative research is vital to unlocking the mysteries around the causes and progression of ALS, a devastating terminal disease that gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body that are moved at will. That is why, together, the Brain Canada Foundation and ALS Canada are excited to invest $1 million toward eight research teams through the 2020 Discovery Grant Program. (Français)
Solving the problem of antimicrobial resistance requires greater social science collaboration
Humber River—Black Creek (ON) | York University
Although often considered only a medical problem, antimicrobial resistance is an evolutionary challenge accelerated by social, cultural and economic factors that lead to the misuse, overuse and abuse of life-saving antimicrobial medicines.
Virtual Leadership in Advocacy Award Ceremony
Cérémonie virtuelle du Prix du leadership
en promotion de la recherche
Join Research Canada on February 23, 2021 for a Virtual Award Ceremony to celebrate the 2020 Leadership in Advocacy Award Winners.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Joinez-vous à Recherche Canada le 23 février 2021 pour une cérémonie de remise de prix virtuelle célébrer les lauréats du 2020 Prix du leadership en promotion de la recherche.

Mardi 23 février 2021
15 h 00 à 15 h 30 HNE
Click here to RSVP | Cliquez ici pour RSVP
Ingrid Waldron, PhD
2020 Individual Leadership in Advocacy Award Winner
Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University
Director, Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health Project
Author, "There's Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities"

2020 Organization Leadership in Advocacy Award Winner
The national voice of healthcare organizations and hospitals across Canada
About the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus
Established in 2009 by Senator Wilbert Keon and Research Canada, the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus (PHRC) is a non-partisan, "owned by Parliamentarians" forum that engages all Parliamentarians in educational events that showcase Canadian health research and health innovation, raising awareness among elected officials about the social and economic benefits derived from the country's health research enterprise and health innovation ecosystem.

About Research Canada
Research Canada is a national, broad-based alliance dedicated to advancing health research through collaborative advocacy. Its goals are to ensure that health research is a high priority of the federal government and to increase investments in health research from all sources. Visit

À propos de Comité parlementaire sur la recherche en santé
Depuis 2009, les événements du Comité parlementaire sur la recherche en santé sur la colline du Parlement aident à renseigner les politiciens sur les avantages sociaux et économiques de la recherche et de l’innovation en santé au Canada et à leur faire connaître des partenariats plurisectoriels entre des intervenants du milieu universitaire, du secteur privé et des organismes de bienfaisance en santé qui sont essentiels pour assurer la solidité de l’entreprise de recherche et d'écosystème d’innovation en santé.

À propos de Recherche Canada
Recherche Canada est une alliance nationale vouée à l’augmentation des investissements dans la recherche en santé par le biais de la défense collaborative des intérêts et de l’engagement des gouvernements, des universitaires, de l’industrie et des organismes sans but lucratif dans les efforts visant à accroître le soutien du financement à long terme de la recherche en santé. Pour en savoir plus, visitez
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