On August 13th 2018, an announcement was held at the Agora, in the presence of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor – Minister of Health, to highlight the work of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recipients
 
Kathy Borden and Marc Therrien each received a grant from the CIHR, as part of the 2018 Project Grant Spring competition and the 2017-2018 Foundation Grant competition.
 
They were both present for the occasion, along with our Chief Executive Officer, Michel Bouvier. The announcement was held by the Minister’s Office, in collaboration with the UdeM’s Communications and Public Relations Office.
 
We also took the opportunity to organize a tour of the Institute, passing by Kathy’s lab and all the way to the High-Throughput Screening (HTS) core facility where Marc explained the scientific work conducted at the IRIC. 
 
The interest was immediate and various interviews were given to the different media outlets. Both the tour and the announcement, resulted in great media coverage.

 
Media coverage

 

La Presse : Ottawa investit 378 millions pour plus de 400 projets de recherche en santé
 
L’Actualité : Plus de 400 projets de recherche en santé reçoivent des fonds du fédéral
 
Métro : Ottawa injecte 32 M$ pour la recherche à l’Université de Montréal

CTV : Federal government devoting $378 million to medical research

The Gazette :  Université de Montréal to get $32 million for research projects

We also expect additional media coverage from Radio-Canada, TVA and City TV.

 

Photo credits: Amélie Philibert