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Health care gets another boost

By Sarelle Azuelos

Canadians generally don’t think of their health in terms of economic value, but a University of Calgary researcher is proposing that it might be time. Population Health Intervention Research Centre chair Dr. Alan Shiell recently received one of 14 Canadian Institutes of Health Research national grants to further his research in the economics of public… Continue reading Health care gets another boost

$18 million to be put to good use

By Chris Beauchamp

Consultations are underway to determine what form the University of Calgary’s new Markin Institute for Public Health will take. “We’re not wasting any time,” said U of C President Harvey Weingarten. “Health care is a top priority for Canadians. We not only want to help the sick but keep people healthy.” The institute, which was… Continue reading $18 million to be put to good use

Markin donates $18 million

By Chris Beauchamp

Thanks to a donation of $18 million, the University of Calgary announced the launch of an innovative public health institute. The donation–the largest single contribution in the 38-year history of the U of C–was provided by Allan Markin, Chairman of Canadian Natural Resources Limited, and will fund six new research chairs at the institute. The… Continue reading Markin donates $18 million