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December 11, 2020.  St. Boniface Hospital continues to gain national recognition from Research Infosource’s annual Top 40 Research Hospitals for the year 2020.   The list, which ranks Canadian hospitals on their success in attracting support for health research, placed St. Boniface Hospital as the No. 1 research-intensive hospital in western Canada and Top 5 nationally for the 9th year in a row.

“The scientific investigators here at St. Boniface Hospital Research have proven once again that Winnipeg boasts Western Canada’s finest in attracting major funding commitments that places us on top,” says Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research for St. Boniface Hospital. “Their efforts in the fields of cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and nutritional studies, all of which are ultimately focused on improving the health of Canadians, are something for which all Manitobans should be proud!”

“Our ability to attract top researchers from around the world is a testament to St. Boniface Hospital’s reputation as a global leader in medical science,” says Martine Bouchard, President & CEO, St. Boniface Hospital, “Supporting our 250 person research team is a priority area within our 3-year strategic plan and is a strong commitment to sustain and integrate transformative research and teaching.”  

St. Boniface Hospital Research, in affiliation with the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, 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.  

With thirty laboratories, 250 staff, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre 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.

About Research Infosource Inc.
About Research Infosource Inc. Research Infosource Inc. is Canada’s source of R&D intelligence. Drawing from proprietary databases, Research Infosource publishes Canada’s Innovation Leaders, which includes Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders, Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities, Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals and Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges.