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Shelly Glover, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface presented 10 Diamond Jubilee medals to deserving Canadians and local heroes who have made a significant contribution to their communities, among them St-Boniface Hospital Executive Director of Research Dr. Grant Pierce.

An official awards ceremony was held to celebrate the recipients’ exemplary service to their community and country the evening of May 24th at St-Boniface Hospital Research.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark this historic event and honour Canadians’ significant contributions and achievements.  To be eligible for this honour, a person must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; must have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada.

As the Executive Director of the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, he (Dr. Pierce) is tireless in his efforts to research the causes of heart disease. He has been recognized for his dedication by foundations like the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba and the American Heart Association. He is the founder of the Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine at St Boniface Hospital, a centre that is unique in the world, which seeks to investigate and understand the potential health-related benefits found in food.

For more information, please contact:

Myrrhanda Novak
Director of Communications
for Shelly Glover, MP for Saint Boniface
(204) 983-3183

Bill Peters
Manager, Communications & Media Services
St.Boniface Hospital Research
(204) 258-1325