OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, today announced the appointmentof six leading researchers to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
The Governing Council develops CIHR's strategic directions, goals and policies, approves CIHR's budget, and evaluates the organization's
The following outstanding Canadians were appointed by the Governor in Council to three-year terms:
Open, transparent and merit-based selection processes As announced by the Prime Minister in February 2016, the Government is committed to open and transparent processes for selecting GIC appointees. The selection approach is merit-based. It is designed to identify highly qualified candidates who are committed to the principles of public service and embrace public service values, all while striving to achieve regional representation and gender parity.
"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of these distinguished men and women to CIHR's Governing Council. They will join other exceptional scientists and researchers responsible for guiding CIHR's investments in health research and its efforts to strengthen our healthcare system and improve the health of all Canadians."
Ginette Petitpas TaylorMinister of Health
SOURCE Health Canada
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