TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is taking research to new heights TODAY with the official groundbreaking of its new 21-storey Research & Learning Tower.
The state-of-the-art Tower, designed by award-winning Toronto-based Diamond and Schmitt Architects Inc., with HDR Inc., will be the eastern gateway to Toronto's Discovery District and a magnet for scientists and clinician-scientists from around the world.
This event will celebrate achievements in child health at SickKids, as SickKids enters a new era, building on its reputation as a research powerhouse. SickKids patients and their researchers will share what discovery means to them.
Who: Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO, SickKids
Ted Garrard, President and CEO, SickKids Foundation
Constance Sugiyama, Chair, SickKids Board of Trustees
The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and
Dr. Eliot Phillipson, President and CEO, Canada Foundation for
Tim Hockey, Chair, Campaign Cabinet
When: Tuesday, May 4 at 11 a.m. sharp
Where: Site of the future Research & Learning Tower
Northwest corner of Bay and Elm St.
(xx) In case of inclement weather, the event will take place at SickKids,
555 University Ave. (Elizabeth St. entrance). Please check in at the
Information Desk in the Atrium. (xx)
Signing of a ceremonial beam
SickKids patients and researchers will fill a Wishing Wall with
messages of thanks for the breakthroughs to date and hopes for
One-on-one interviews with speakers, patients and researchers
B-roll of architects' renderings, animations and researcher interviews
will be available.
SOURCE Hospital for Sick Children
For further information: For further information: Matet Nebres, The Hospital for Sick Children, (416) 813-6380, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sandra Chiovitti, SickKids Foundation, (416) 813-8292, email@example.com