Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South met with researchers today at the University of Manitoba to celebrate their achievements and learn more about their innovative, wide-ranging research projects. Included among the 16 U of M affiliated researchers who were awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in late January, are Benedict Albensi, Mike Czubryt, Ian Dixon and Paul Fernyhough, all Principal Investigators here at St. Boniface Hospital Research.
“I extend my warmest congratulations to the scientists receiving funding today,” said Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South. “The research you are doing, on topics ranging from Alzheimer’s disease and cancer to heart disease and Indigenous health, holds great promise for improving the health and quality of life of Manitobans today and for decades to come.”
“These researchers are doing cutting-edge studies that are a testament to the outstanding calibre of transformational research conducted at the University of Manitoba and at our affiliated partner organizations,” said Dr. Digvir Jayas, Vice-President, Research and International, and Distinguished Professor, University of Manitoba. “I congratulate them on receiving these research funds in a highly competitive environment.”