Dr. Jeannie Shoveller has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Governing Council. This marks the first time a woman has served as chairperson of the council.
“Women’s voices need to be heard around the decision-making table – yes, because it is 2019 – but also because women bring a unique perspective,” said the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, at the announcement on June 5, 2019.
Dr. Shoveller, a professor in the faculty of medicine’s school of population and public health at UBC, and research director of the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), spoke about the impact of CIHR.
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