Media Advisory - Governor General to Present the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Gold Leaf Prizes 2016

OTTAWA, May 12, 2017 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Gold Leaf Prizes for 2016 to four laureates during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 6 p.m.

This ceremony will provide the CIHR with the opportunity to recognize the following outstanding researchers for their remarkable contributions to health research and its benefits to Canadians:

Dr. John Dick
CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Discovery

British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Impact 

Dr. Gregory Steinberg
CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Outstanding Achievements by an Early Career Investigator

Dr. Charlotte Loppie
CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation: Patient Engagement

The event will be streamed on Facebook Live starting at 6 p.m. (EDT) at

About the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
At the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), we know that research has the power to change lives. As Canada's health research investment agency, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system.

Members of the media wishing to cover the ceremony are asked to confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 5:45 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: Julie Rocheleau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-7280, 613-302-0249 (cell),; David Coulombe, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 613-941-4563,

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