The 2012 John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture
Alan Bernstein, O.C., PhD, FRSC President, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
"Science Diplomacy: An Important Part of Defining Canada’s Place in the World in the 21st Century”
Monday, November 12, 2012
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: YH A100, Centre of Excellence, Glendon College, 2275 Bayview Ave.
DR. ALAN BERNSTEIN is the President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), one of Canada’s major global research assets. From 2008-2011, Dr. 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 Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and following postdoctoral work in London, Dr. Bernstein joined the Ontario Cancer Institute (1974-1985). In 1985, he joined the new Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute in Toronto, was named Associate Director in 1988 and then Director of Research (1994-2000). Author of over 225 scientific publications, Dr. 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. Dr. Bernstein has received numerous 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.
The lecture will be in English.