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For the 7th year in a row, the St. Boniface Hospital is among Canada’s leading research hospitals, taking the #1 spot in western Canada and ranking in the Top 5 nationally, according to data released today by Research Infosource Inc. Canada’s source of R&D intelligence.

“Most people may not realize the calibre of activity here, but it is truly noteworthy. I am happy we ranked well again this year, but I’m even more proud of the people who got us here — a skilled and passionate team of scientific investigators whose high standards continue to attract significant funding,” says Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research for St. Boniface Hospital.

St. Boniface Hospital has always recognized the power of the research discoveries and potential interventions the talented cardiac, brain, food sciences and clinical research teams are pursuing.  “It’s great to see the numbers stack up again from across the country showing our strength in research and the leading position we hold. Very proud day for Grant’s team – congratulations!” says Martine Bouchard, St. Boniface Hospital President & CEO.

In affiliation with the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, St. Boniface Hospital Research has four dedicated research programs: 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.  It boasts 30 laboratories, 250 staff, served as training ground for more than 450 students and is also home to the RBC Youth BIOLab Jeunesse —a space for students and teachers to explore and experience real biomedical science in a world-class research center.

About Research Infosource Inc.
Research Infosource Inc., a division of The Impact Group, 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.

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