Our Partners

Canadian Institutes of Health Research


The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada’s health research investment agency. CIHR’s mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 14,100 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

Dalhousie University


With campuses located in the heart of Halifax and the picturesque town of Truro, Nova Scotia, Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian university offering more than 180 degree programs in 12 diverse faculties. Dalhousie is Atlantic Canada’s leading research university, attracting more than $140 million in research grants and awards each year.

Jannsen-Ortho Inc


Janssen Inc., a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, has been an innovator in the Canadian healthcare industry for over 50 years. Their mission is to make the most fundamental change in the way diseases are managed. They have a leading portfolio of solutions that can alleviate, contain or cure some of the world’s most serious conditions and diseases.

McGill University


McGill was founded in 1821 and since then, grown from a small college to a bustling university with two campuses, 11 faculties, some 300 programs of study, and more than 37,500 students. With a strong focus on interdisciplinary work, McGill ranks among the finest research-intensive universities in the world. McGill is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading research-intensive universities in the world.

Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation


The NSHRF exists to improve the health of Nova Scotians through health research. They do this by working with stakeholders, including provincial government, health authorities, and health researchers on a number of initiatives and funding opportunities.

The Edwards Foundation


Mission: To enhance, through donations, the quality of life, primarily within – but not limited to – Nova Scotia based causes that focus on the well-being of individuals with a special emphasis on children, the community, education, medicine, the arts, as well as innovative projects that promote social responsiveness.

The Mayday Fund


The Mayday Fund is dedicated to alleviating the incidence, degree and consequence of human physical pain.

The University of British Columbia


The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.

The University of Saskatchewan


The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. They are home to 13 interdisciplinary colleges, three graduate schools and six affiliated or federated colleges.

The University of Toronto


Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000 students across three campuses and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T’s influence is felt in every area of human endeavor.