N2 News

The 2021 competition of the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research is now open 

The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research | The Royal

This annual national Prize provides funding to exceptional researchers who are affiliated with a Canadian academic or clinical research institution in the field of mental health and who are 45 years of age or younger, to encourage them to continue to pursue their research interests in Canada. It recognizes those with a demonstrated track record in research with excellence in scientific rigor, innovative thinking, imagination, and originality, and a clear ability to work in partnership with other disciplines and/or research teams external to the institution with which they are affiliated.

Please refer to the Prize Guidelines for full eligibility requirements and additional application details.


Application form

The 2021 deadline date for applications is July 15, 2021.

Should you have any questions, please contact research.awards@theroyal.ca

Don’t forget to register for the May N2 Stakeholder Meeting

The May N2 Stakeholder meeting is on
Monday, May 17, 2021, from 2:00-3:00 PM EST.

For this session, N2 will provide membership and committee updates and include a feature presentation from Pat Clifford about CTO’s Re-Imagine working group initiatives.


Presentation Overview
In this session Pat Clifford (N2’s Treasurer and a Re-imagine Working Group member) will provide an overview of the CTO Re-imagine working group initiative’s vision, work to date and opportunities to be involved in future efforts. Clinical trial activity in Ontario and worldwide has been suspended and slowed due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Re-imagine Working Group is looking at processes and practices to support movement toward decentralized processes and to generate a set of planning considerations and tools for an anticipated post-COVID-19 landscape. The goal has been to 1) to support the creation of tools and guidance documents detailing considerations in implementing decentralized clinical trials, and 2) to catalyze the alignment of stakeholders and provide tools that support harmonized uptake.

It is intended that the project will deliver tools and documents that are easily accessible, vetted, and agreed to in principle by stakeholders. The tools will be immediately useful and produced for consumption by researchers and sponsors and will help form a common framework of considerations to harmonize approaches to decentralized solutions for trials in Ontario (and beyond).

Register for the OMICS and Epidemiology Conference

The Population Genomics Program at McMaster University is thrilled to announce their third ‘OMICS and Epidemiology Conference, being held virtually on May 27 – 28, 2021. The conference will explore the evidence for ‘omics and utility in the health care setting – including COVID-19 and the lungs, depression and gut inflammation, novel platforms in cancer treatment, nutrition, and more.

Full conference details can be found at www.omicsconference.ca.

Click here to register.