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Health Research - Weekly News


1) Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) – June Newsletter 2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - Café Scientifique The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL:
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1) Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) – June Newsletter

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2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - Café Scientifique

The Institute of Gender and Health (IGH), in partnership with CIHR's Communications and Public Outreach Branch, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support up to five (5) Café Scientifiques focused on gender, sex and health research. This partnership signals IGH’s keen interest to provide an opportunity for researchers from the IGH community to share key findings from their work, and to expand public understanding about the influence of gender and sex on health. The application deadline for the CIHR Open Café Scientifique Program is June 30, 2011.


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You must apply for funding using CIHR's ResearchNet website. Click on "Find Funding" on the left navigation, and then go to the "Other" section of funding opportunities. CIHR's Café Scientifique Program will be listed there. The deadline for applications is 8 p.m., June 30, 2011.


For more information about the IGH Café Scientitifique funding opportunity, please contact Stephanie Coen, Knowledge Translation Manager,


Further details about the CIHR Open Café Scientifique competition are as follows:

CIHR launched its Café Scientifique program as an outreach initiative that would provide answers to questions of popular interest to the general public. As a result, over 330 CIHR Café Scientifiques events have been funded to provide educational and informal discussions regarding popular health topics. CIHR Cafés are typically held in bars or cafés, and involve a panel of experts who specialize in the topic at hand. The primary point of these events is accessibility: to be a member of the audience, you don't have to have a science degree. You need to be interested in learning and asking questions.


Through its Café Scientifique program, CIHR organizes its own Café events but also establishes partnerships with non-profit organizations, universities, research centres, science centres and museums across Canada. If successful, these Café Scientifique partners can expect to receive $3,000 in funding to host their own Café. Please note: these funds can be used to host more than one Café.


For questions or further information, please contact:
Peter Maitland (


All submissions will be evaluated by a CIHR appointed jury and decisions will be announced at the beginning of September 2011.

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