Her Excellency to Attend The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research

OTTAWA, Oct. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will attend The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research award ceremony at The Royal on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. Mrs. Johnston will be accompanied by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. Mrs. Johnston will deliver remarks to congratulate the recipient of the award, who will be announced during the ceremony.

This year marks the inauguration of an award that will be given annually to a Canadian clinical researcher in mental health. The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research was established in 2015, to recognize and support Canadian early-career researchers in the area of mental health.

About The Royal
The Royal is one of Canada's foremost mental health care and academic health science centres. Its mandate is to help people living with mental illness into recovery faster. The Royal combines the delivery of specialized mental health care, advocacy, research and education to transform the lives of people with complex and treatment-resistant mental illness. For more information, visit www.theroyal.ca.

Media wishing to cover the event must arrive at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Main Entrance, 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, no later than 10:45 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.

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SOURCE Governor General

For further information: Josephine Laframboise, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-990-9324, josephine.laframboise@gg.ca; Karen Monaghan, Communications Manager, The Royal, 613-868-3740, karen.monaghan@theroyal.ca

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