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We are greatly pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Czubryt as Interim Executive Director at St. Boniface Hospital Research, effective January 4, 2021.  

Czubryt has been a Principal Investigator, Molecular Pathophysiology, for the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at the Research Centre for the past 17 years, as well as a full Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. He also serves as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

“It is my pleasure to accept this interim role as Executive Director of Research for St. Boniface Hospital and I am excited by the opportunity to serve our strong and vibrant research community,” said Czubryt.  “Our outgoing Executive Director, Dr. Grant Piece has been a tremendous role model to me and many others over the years. I have always been inspired by his high standards of service, research advocacy and passionate commitment to the success of St. Boniface Hospital research enterprise.”

Czubryt has published over 70 research articles and chapters, and his work has been supported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. His work has been recognized throughout his scientific career, including the McDonald Scholarship of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Young Investigator Award of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, the Ronald Duhamel Innovation Fund Award, the Distinguished Service Award from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, and fellowship in three scholarly societies including the American Heart Association.

He has been a reviewer, scientific officer and chair of numerous peer review committees locally, nationally and internationally, and has served in leadership roles for professional organizations such as the American Physiological Society and the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. He  maintains an active training program that encompasses high school, undergraduate and graduate students, with more than 50 trainees mentored to date and service on the advisory committees of more than 40 graduate students.

From all of us at St. Boniface Hospital Research, welcome & congratulations! 

Dr. Czubryt’s Executive Office is located at R1003, 351 Tache Avenue, and he can be reached at 204-237-2339 or by email at