Media Advisory - Ontario stepping up funding for science to strengthen economy and prevent brain drain



    TORONTO, May 1 /CNW/ - Minister of Research and Innovation John Wilkinson
will be joined by world-leading members of Ontario's scientific community to
announce new funding for basic and applied research.

    
    Scientists include:
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    Dr. Mick Bhatia      Director       McMaster Stem Cell and      Hamilton
                                        Cancer Research Institute,
                                        McMaster University
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    Dr. Christian Burks  CEO            Ontario Genomics Institute   Toronto
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    Dr. John Dick        Senior         Toronto General Research     Toronto
                         Scientist      Institute and Ontario
                                        Cancer Institute, University
                                        Health Network
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    Dr. Tom Hudson       President and  Ontario Institute for        Toronto
                         Scientific     Cancer Research
                         Director
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    Dr. Gordon Keller    Director       McEwen Centre for            Toronto
                                        Regenerative Medicine
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    Dr. Andras Nagy      Senior         Samuel Lunenfeld Research    Toronto
                         Investigator   Institute, Mount Sinai
                                        Hospital
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    Dr. Anthony Pawson   Distinguished  Samuel Lunenfeld Research    Toronto
                         Investigator   Institute, Mount Sinai
                                        Hospital
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    Dr. Robert Roberts   President,     University of Ottawa Heart    Ottawa
                         Chief          Institute
                         Executive
                         Officer
                         and Chief
                         Scientific
                         Officer
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    Dr. Janet Rossant    Chief of       The Hospital for Sick        Toronto
                         Research and   Children
                         Senior
                         Scientist
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    Dr. Steven Rothstein Professor      University of Guelph,         Guelph
                                        College of Biological
                                        Science, Molecular and
                                        Cellular Biology
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    Dr. Barry Saville    Associate      Trent University,       Peterborough
                         Professor      Department of Forensic
                                        Science
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    Dr. Molly Shoichet   Professor      University of Toronto,       Toronto
                                        Department of Chemical
                                        Engineering and Applied
                                        Chemistry
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    Dr. Lou Siminovitch  Director       Samuel Lunenfeld Research    Toronto
                         Emeritus       Institute, Mount Sinai
                                        Hospital
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    Dr. Ron Worton       Past CEO       Ottawa Hospital Research      Ottawa
                         (retired)      Institute
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    Date:        May 4, 2009
    Time:        9:55 am
    Location:    Queen's Park
                 Media Studio
                 Toronto
                 Map
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For further information:

For further information: Sandra Watts, Minister's Office, (416)
314-7067; Perry Blocher, MRI Communications Branch, (416) 326-7717

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