Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 29, 2013 10:24 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Present the Canadian Health Research Awards 2013

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 29, 2013) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present Canadian Health Research Awards 2013 to four laureates during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Monday, December 2, 2013, at 6 p.m. This will be the first time that these awards will be presented at Rideau Hall.

This ceremony will provide an opportunity for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to recognize exceptional people for their remarkable contributions to health research. Gold medals will be presented in the following four categories: the Peter Lougheed/CIHR New Investigator Salary Award; the CIHR Partnership Award; the CIHR Knowledge Translation Award; and Canada's Health Researcher of the Year.

The event will be live streamed online starting at 6 p.m. (E.S.T.) at http://itshappeningrightnow.com/cihr_irsc/.

About Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. Created in 2000, the CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened health care system for Canadians. Composed of 13 institutes, the CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 12 600 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

Members of the media wishing to cover the ceremony are asked to confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must present themselves at the Princess Anne Entrance by 5:45 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.

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