2016 Discovery Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Banting Research Foundation 2016 Discovery Award recipients. Six grants were funded in the 2016 competition out of 50 applications. The successful Discovery Award recipients are: Jeanette Boudreau, PhD, Dalhousie University...

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2015 Friesen Prize Public Lecture

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...

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Friesen Prize public forum 2015

The Banting Research Foundation has partnered with the Royal Canadian Institute for Science and Friends of CIHR to support the 2015 Henry G. Friesen International Prize Program and its expert roundtable discussions informing the contribution of...

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Grant Recipients 2015

In 2015, the following early-career researchers received Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards: Jeffrey Chen, PhD, University of Saskatchewan Towards a next generation of superior BCG tuberculosis vaccines Jeremy Hirota, PhD, University of...

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Happy 90th Birthday!

The Banting Research Foundation is 90 years old today! In 1925 there were no granting agencies or foundations to support biomedical research in Canada. The Banting Research Foundation was established that year both to commemorate the discovery of...

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2015 Discovery Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Banting Research Foundation 2015 Discovery Award recipients. Seven grants were funded in the 2015 competition out of 78 applications. The successful Discovery Award recipients are: • Jeffrey Chen, VIDO-InterVac, University...

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Why we fund young scientists

An article just published in Nature (18 February 2015), “Young scientists go for fresh ideas,” says that junior biomedical researchers tend to work on more innovative topics than their senior colleagues do. Authors of the original...

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