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For the 8th 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 that Winnipeg has a skilled and passionate team of scientific investigators here at St. Boniface. whose high standards continue to attract significant funding year after year,” says Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research for St. Boniface Hospital, “We are working every day to find new ways to approach some of the biggest health issues facing Canadians, so it’s great to be recognized on this scale.”

“It is such an honour to once again stand shoulder to shoulder with Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals,” says Martine Bouchard, President & CEO, St. Boniface Hospital, “This demonstrates our research centre’s capacity to attract the best of the best so that our research and innovation contributes to advances that ultimately improve health outcomes. At the core of our new 3-year strategic plan is a strong commitment to sustain and integrate transformative research and teaching. These continue to be exciting times for St. B”.

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 the Asper Clinical Research Institute.  

St. Boniface Hospital Research boasts 30 laboratories, 250 staff, serves as training ground for approximately 100 students each year and is 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.