Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 15, 2010 14:29 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Deliver Speech at the 2010 Canadian Health Research Awards

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2010) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will attend the 2010 Canadian Health Research Awards—A Celebration of Excellence in Canadian Health Research. The ceremony will take place in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Canada, on Tuesday November 16, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.

The Governor General will address and congratulate this year's recipients of these prestigious awards who have contributed to making Canada a healthier and more innovative nation.

Canada's Health Researcher of the Year and other awards being presented are synonymous with excellent, internationally-recognized, cutting-edge research. The awards are presented by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Prix Galien Canada. 

About the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Prix Galien Canada Awards

For the past 10 years, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has supported better health and health care for Canadians. As the Government of Canada's health research investment agency, CHIR enables the creation of evidence-based knowledge and its transformation into improved treatments, prevention and diagnoses, new products and services, and a stronger, patient-oriented health-care system. Composed of 13 internationally recognized institutes, CIHR supports more than 13 600 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

The Prix Galien Canada Awards are the most prestigious in the field of Canadian pharmaceutical research and innovation. Referred to as the Nobel Prize of pharmaceutical research, it recognizes the efforts and achievements of pharmaceutical research and development.

For more information about the 2010 Canadian Health Research Awards, visit www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/27894.html.

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