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The 2012 John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture

Nov 12, 2012, 7:30-9PM

Alan Bernstein, president of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), one of Canada’s major global research assets, will deliver the 2012 John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture Science Diplomacy: An Important Part of Defining Canada's Place in the 21st Century.

From 2008 to 2011, Bernstein was the executive director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, an international alliance of researchers and funders charged with accelerating the search for an HIV vaccine. Previously, he served as the founding president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2000-2007), Canada’s federal agency for the support of health research. In that capacity, he led the transformation of health research in Canada. After receiving his PhD from the University of Toronto, and following postdoctoral work in   London, Bernstein joined the Ontario Cancer Institute (1974-1985). In 1985, he joined the new Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute in Toronto, where he was named associate director in 1988 and drector of research in 1994, a position he held until 2000.

Author of over 225 scientific publications, Bernstein has made extensive contributions to the study of stem cells, hematopoiesis and cancer. He chairs or is a member of advisory and review boards in Canada, the US, UK, Italy and Australia. He has received several awards and honourary degrees for his contributions to science, including the 2008 Gairdner Wightman Award. He is a Senior Research Fellow of Massey College and was inducted into the Order of Canada in 2002.     

Seating is Limited. To RSVP, e-mail events@glendon.yorku.ca. The Lecture will be in English.

Location:YH A100, Centre of Excellence, Glendon College, 2275 Bayview Ave.
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