HRF Diversity & Equity in Research Award – Call for nominations

Written by Barbara Brown

July 17, 2023

The Health Research Foundation (HRF) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2023 Diversity and Equity in Research Award. This new award recognizes a remarkable individual whose research demonstrates the highest quality of excellence and advances equitable participation in health research and access to health care in Canada, improving the well-being of all Canadians, particularly those facing inequities.

“It’s critical for health research and health-care delivery to represent and serve the unique needs of Canada’s diverse population,” said Mel Cappe, Chair of the HRF Board of Directors. “We’re proud to launch the Diversity and Equity in Research Award to recognize a researcher who is advancing equitable health research and promoting better outcomes for all Canadians.”

Award applicants should demonstrate positive contributions towards a more inclusive research community and society, in addition to improving access to health care by removing economic, social, and other barriers.

“As an industry, we want all Canadians to be able to benefit from cutting-edge vaccines and treatments to live long and healthy lives,” said Pamela Fralick, President of Innovative Medicines Canada. “Health research can help advance this important objective by ensuring diverse populations have equitable access to the medicines they need, and we are honoured to recognize an individual who is helping to bring this important vision to life.”

To nominate an outstanding individual, complete the nomination form at by September 15, 2023.

For more information on the HRF, visit:

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