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February 2, 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.
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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.
IN THIS ISSUE | DANS CETTE ISSUE
Welcome to Research Canada's newest Members!
 
Bienvenue aux nouveaux membres de Recherche Canada!
Introducing Research Canada's newest Members! These organizations represent an enormous amount of research knowledge and practice from across Canada and are all dedicated to finding ways to improve the health and wellbeing of your constituents.
 
Présentation des nouveaux membres de Recherche Canada! Ces organisations représentent une énorme quantité de connaissances et de pratiques de recherche à travers le Canada et toutes se consacrent à trouver des moyens d'améliorer la santé et le bien-être de vos électeurs.
Reduce or prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis…see what Dr. Ali Abdul-Sater has to say…
University—Rosedale (ON) | Banting Research Foundation

“I wouldn’t have come this far without the Banting support. As a new investigator, I couldn’t get funding because I couldn’t get the funding I needed to do certain experiments in the area of inflammation.  It was a Catch-22 predicament,” he says. “Our work now has close to $2M in grants. It all started with the Banting funding.” 

2020 Discovery Days Program Report | 2020 Rapport du programme des journées découvertes
London North Centre (ON) | Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

In partnership with Canadian universities, hospitals and research centres, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame informs and excites Canada’s youth about the wide variety of career options in medicine and the health care field. By connecting high school students to world-class researchers and clinicians in real life settings, they are helping to build our future health workforce.
 
1 million $ pour la recherche sur le cancer du sein métastatique
Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs (QC) | Cancer Research Society

« La recherche est primordiale surtout dans le contexte de la pandémie. Nous sommes très fiers de poursuivre notre mission et de collaborer avec la Fondation cancer du sein du Québec. Nous devons unir nos forces pour faire avancer plus rapidement la recherche sur le cancer. » (English)
 
The unique complexities of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Vancouver Kingsway (BC) | CanFASD Research Network

FASD is a multifaceted disability, characterized by exceptional clinical complexity, multiple layers of stigma, and wide-ranging impacts on individuals and their families across generations. Although these issues in and of themselves can apply to various disability groups, FASD is distinct in that these complex factors are often experienced in combination, at greater magnitudes, and with compounding and exacerbating effects.
 
Gilead Presents: Episode 1 – Defining Possible
Mississauga—Streetsville (ON) | Gilead Sciences Inc.
WATCH: In a year defined by chaos, teams across Gilead raced against time and pushed through obstacles to help advance a potential treatment to patients early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
GlycoNet researchers exploring connection between blood group sugars and COVID-19
Edmonton Strathcona (AB) | GlycoNet

“There are still many people with blood group O who get infected, and lots of A people who don’t get infected. This new knowledge regarding the blood group sugars and antibodies—it’s only one small step to putting the many puzzle pieces together, but it’s helpful new knowledge.”
 
N.S. police partner with MedicAlert on new program aimed at protecting the most vulnerable
Don Valley East (ON) & Halifax (NS) | MedicAlert Foundation Canada
The Connect Protect program is designed to provide first responders with a visual cue that the individual in their care has a history of wandering, a cognitive diagnosis, mental health conditions, or other disabilities that make it difficult for them to speak for themselves in an emergency. “For nearly 60 years, our mission has been driven by one simple premise – to save lives,” said Catherine Horlock, program director of the Connect Protect Program in a written statement.
 
The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Gazette: We Stand on Guard for Thee
Toronto Centre (ON) | Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada
The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Gazette is a digital magazine that accentuates how the community pharmacy sector meets patients' needs and is an innovative contributor to high-quality healthcare delivery. The Gazette is the voice of community pharmacy – a way to connect with stakeholders, explore sector-wide issues, and engage decision-makers across the system. For your free subscription to the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Gazette, please email info@neighbourhoodpharmacies.ca.  
 
Newest U of R Canada Research Chair focused on tackling antibiotic resistance
Regina—Wascana (SK) | University of Regina

“Dr. El-Halfawy is an outstanding researcher with a growing national and international profile in how microbes cause diseases in humans, especially in the areas of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic drug discovery,” says McNutt. “The work he will do at the University will add to the world-wide effort to tackle this global health threat.” 
COVID-19 health research and innovation
 
La recherche et l'innovation sur la COVID-19
COVID-19 doesn’t care who you are, but the pandemic does
Kingston and the Islands (ON) | Canadian Frailty Network
Funded by the Canadian Frailty Network and conducted by Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre, this study aimed to learn if some sub-groups are coping with the pandemic better than others and about its impact on daily life and future care planning. 

2020: année de la solitude, y compris pour les professionnels de la santé
Lac-Saint-Louis (QC) | Centre de recherche Douglas
En cette année difficile, la solitude aura fait partie des épreuves à surmonter pour plusieurs personnes. Certaines en ont pris l’habitude, d’autres le vivent plus mal, au point où cela peut affecter leur santé mentale — y compris des professionnels de la santé mentale.
 
Canadian researchers develop faster, more accurate COVID-19 antibody test
London North Centre (ON) | Western University
A team of researchers at Western University in London, Ont. have developed a new COVID-19 antibody test they say is quicker, more accurate, and cheaper than any approved so far in Canada.
 
COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Why a mask and social distancing are still needed, even if you get the shot
Humber River—Black Creek (ON) | York University
It was a long struggle to adopt a new normal of wearing face masks, maintaining physical distance, handwashing and on-and-off lockdowns. Then, with the approval of two vaccines, came the expectation that the world will soon be cured of COVID-19, and that we all will resume our old normal life. But — not so fast. We must hold on to our new normal for a bit longer.

Échantillons de salive pour le dépistage de la COVID-19 : aussi bons que les écouvillons nasopharyngés, mais moins chers
Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs (QC) | Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (IR-CUSM)
Selon une nouvelle étude, le prélèvement de salive devrait être envisagé comme alternative aux écouvillons nasopharyngés pour détecter l'infection par le SRAS CoV-2. « Avec plus de 75 000 tests effectués par jour au Canada, le remplacement des écouvillons nasopharyngés par des méthodes de prélèvement basées sur la salive permettrait d'économiser un demi-million de dollars tous les jours. » (English)
 
YOU'RE INVITED!
Virtual Leadership in Advocacy Award Ceremony

 
VOUS ÊTES INVITÉS! 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
About the Leadership in Advocacy Award
The Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award recognizes outstanding champions ofhealth research and health innovation. Recognition of Canadian health research often comes from the dedicated and tireless efforts of health research advocates who educate policymakers, the media and the public about the social and economic benefits of health research and its promise of future cures and, importantly, a better quality of life for all Canadians. Learn more at rc-rc.ca/2020-leadership-in-advocacy-award/.

À propos du Prix du leadership en promotion 
Le Prix du leadership en promotion de la recherche de Recherche Canada rend hommage à des champions exceptionnels de la recherche et de l’innovation en santé. La reconnaissance de la recherche en santé du Canada est souvent le résultat du dévouement et des efforts inlassables de champions de la recherche en santé. Ces personnes ou organisations qui sensibilisent les décideurs, les médias et le grand public aux avantages sociaux et économiques de la recherche en santé et à sa promesse de traitements futurs et, plus important encore, d’une meilleure qualité de vie pour toute la population canadienne. En savoir plus sur le site rc-rc.ca/fr/2020-prix-du-leadership-en-promotion-de-la-recherche/.
2020 Individual Leadership in Advocacy Award Winner


Ingrid Waldron, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University
Director, Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health Project
Author of "There's Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities
2020 OrganizationLeadership in Advocacy Award Winner


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The national voice of healthcare organizations and hospitals across Canada
SAVE THE DATE:
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin

 
ENREGISTRER LA DATE:
Célébration du 100e anniversaire de la découverte de l'insuline
February 24, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
 
Diabetes significantly impacts Canadians' quality of life, including our mental and physical health. Since Banting and Best's discovery of insulin in Toronto in 1921, the scope of diabetes research in Canada has been broad, and the numerous studies have been both varied and unique. On February 24, 2021, you're invited to join the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus and Research Canada for a Virtual Reception to celebrate Canada's world-class research and innovation in diabetes care and treatment. 

Visit rc-rc.ca/phrc-diabetes-research-innovation/ for more information and stay tuned for official invitations to come!
24 février 2021 16 h 00 à 17 h 30 HNE

Le diabète a des incidences importantes sur la qualité de vie des Canadiens, notamment sur leur santé physique et mentale. Depuis la découverte de l’insuline par Banting et Best à Toronto, en 1921, la recherche sur le diabète au Canada a été de grande portée et les nombreuses études ont été à la fois variées et uniques. Le 24 février 2021, vous êtes invité à vous joindre au Comité parlementaire de la recherche en santé et à Recherche Canada pour une réception virtuelle visant à célébrer la recherche et l'innovation de classe mondiale du Canada dans le domaine des soins et du traitement du diabète. 
 
Visitez rc-rc.ca/fr/phrc-diabete-recherche-innovation/ pour plus d'information et restez à l'écoute pour les invitations officielles à venir !
Hear what our co-hosts are saying!
Ecoutez ce que disent nos co-parrainées!
Gérer le stress de vivre avex le diabète de type 1
Don Valley Nord (ON) | FRDJ

Comme toutes les jeunes filles, Olivia Di Pietro aime aller à des fêtes d’anniversaire avec ses amies. Mais lorsque les bols de friandises, les petits gâteaux au chocolat et les boissons gazeuses commencent à circuler, elle pense immédiatement à la pompe à insuline qu’elle porte et à ce qu’elle peut manger. (English)
Distressed by diabetes
University—Rosedale (ON) | Diabetes Canada

Michael Vallis says people with diabetes who are struggling are often misdiagnosed as having depression or anxiety when what they are really dealing with is diabetes burnout, or diabetes distress, as he prefers to call it. "There needs to be an understanding that diabetes distress is part of the experience of living with diabetes, and we need to normalize this.”
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 rc-rc.ca.

 
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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 rc-rc.ca/fr/.
 
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