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For the 5th year in a row, St. Boniface Hospital has made the list of top research hospitals in Canada, according to Research Infosource, which ranks Canadian hospitals on their success in attracting support for health research. St. Boniface Hospital is ranked 1st in western Canada for researcher intensity – defined as dollars attracted per researcher, and 5th in Canada in the category of small hospital-affiliated research facilities.

“This is a significant accomplishment and even more impressive because we’ve now done it for five years in a row” says Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research for St. Boniface Hospital. “Our researchers continue to attract a level of funding that reflects the incredibly high standards of research accomplishment here”.

“We have always been proud of the quality of work our researchers deliver year in and year out. To receive 3rd party confirmation of the quality of that work in five consecutive years should be very comforting to our donors and supporters. We are very proud of the research team.” says Chuck LaFleche, President & CEO, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.

“We congratulate St. Boniface Hospital on this national recognition,” says Dr. Digvir Jayas, Vice-President (Research and International) and Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba.

St. Boniface Hospital Research encompasses three medical research facilities on the campus of St. Boniface Hospital – the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre, the Dr. Andrei Sakharov MRI Centre, and the I.H. Asper Clinical Research Institute – with four dedicated research programs including the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, the Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders, the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM), and Clinical Research, as well as research that takes place across the St. Boniface campus.

Generously supported by the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation and affiliated with the University of Manitoba, St. Boniface Hospital has gained a world-wide reputation for excellence in medical research; important not only to Canadians, but to people around the world. Please visit to discover how we are working today to improve our health, and our lives, in the future!

About Research Infosource Inc.
Research Infosource Inc., a division of The Impact Group, is Canada’s source of R&D intelligence. Research Infosource Inc. publishes Canada’s Innovation Leaders, which includes Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders List, Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities List, Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals List and Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges List.

For more information, contact:
Bill Peters
Manager, Communications & Media Services
St. Boniface Hospital Research
(204) 258-1325