2015 Friesen Prize Public Lecture

L to R: Dr Mario Pinto (President, NSERC), Dr Alex MacKenzie (Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute), Mr Paul Kennedy (Host, CBC Radio One “Ideas”), Dr Michel Chrétien (2015 Friends of CIHR Founders’ Award), Dr John Floras (immediate Past President, Banting Research Foundation), Dr Reinhart Reithmeier (Special Advisor to Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto), Dr Mona Nemer (VP Research, University of Ottawa), Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse (2015 Friesen Prizewinner, Chief Executive & Director of the Francis Crick Institute, UK), Dr Aubie Angel (President, Friends of CIHR), Dr Rosie Goldstein (Vice-Principal Research & International Relations, McGill University), Dr Lorne Tyrrell (Director, Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, University of Alberta), Dr Catharine Whiteside (President, Banting Research Foundation), Dr Henry G Friesen (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba), Dr Bruce McManus (CEO, PROOF Centre of Excellence, UBC), Dr Maryse Lassonde (President, Royal Society of Canada). (Photo credit: Martin Lipman/ FCIHR)

L to R: Dr Mario Pinto (President, NSERC), Dr Alex MacKenzie (Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute), Mr Paul Kennedy (Host, CBC Radio One “Ideas”), Dr Michel Chrétien (2015 Friends of CIHR Founders’ Award), Dr John Floras (immediate Past President, Banting Research Foundation), Dr Reinhart Reithmeier (Special Advisor to Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto), Dr Mona Nemer (VP Research, University of Ottawa), Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse (2015 Friesen Prizewinner, Chief Executive & Director of the Francis Crick Institute, UK), Dr Aubie Angel (President, Friends of CIHR), Dr Rosie Goldstein (Vice-Principal Research & International Relations, McGill University), Dr Lorne Tyrrell (Director, Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, University of Alberta), Dr Catharine Whiteside (President, Banting Research Foundation), Dr Henry G Friesen (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba), Dr Bruce McManus (CEO, PROOF Centre of Excellence, UBC), Dr Maryse Lassonde (President, Royal Society of Canada). (Photo credit: Martin Lipman/ FCIHR)

Following Sir Paul Nurse’s December 7, 2015 Friesen Prize Lecture at the University of Ottawa entitled “The Fundamental Significance of Discovery Science in the Creative Process,” distinguished leaders in health science and education gathered for Roundtable Discussions concerning the roles of discovery research of graduate science education in the health of Canadians, co-sponsored by the Banting Research Foundation, the Royal Canadian Institute for Science and Friends of CIHR.

The proceeding of the Policy Roundtables from the 2015 Friesen Prize Program are available here (19MB):
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