Published on August 14, 2018
On August 13th 2018, an announcement was held at the Agora, in the presence of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor – Minister of Health, to highlight the work of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recipients.
Kathy Borden and Marc Therrien each received a grant from the CIHR, as part of the 2018 Project Grant Spring competition and the 2017-2018 Foundation Grant competition.
They were both present for the occasion, along with our Chief Executive Officer, Michel Bouvier. The announcement was held by the Minister’s Office, in collaboration with the UdeM’s Communications and Public Relations Office.
We also took the opportunity to organize a tour of the Institute, passing by Kathy’s lab and all the way to the High-Throughput Screening (HTS) core facility where Marc explained the scientific work conducted at the IRIC.
The interest was immediate and various interviews were given to the different media outlets. Both the tour and the announcement, resulted in great media coverage.