Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is an academic health science centre located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

History

COVID-19

Sunnybrook received a $50,000 CAD grant in July 2021 from the Government of Canada for a project titled “A Nudge for COVID Vaccine Confidence.”1) It was awarded through a grant program called “Encouraging Vaccine Confidence in Canada” jointly administered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).2)

Affiliations

Staff

Name Position Department Notes
Mary Bell Associate Scientist in Evaluative Clinical Sciences and clinician investigator; Division Head and Staff Rheumatologist, Division of Rheumatology Sunnybrook Research Institute; Department of Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Kashif Pirzada Emergency Doctor Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Emergency Department College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Funding

Sunnybrook has received at least $10,000,000.00 in funding from City of Toronto Mayor John Tory; at least $2,500,000.00 from Amgen and Roche; at least $1,000,000.00 from Abbott, Novartis and Eli Lilly; at least $500,000.00 from AstraZeneca, Covidien, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and Pfizer; at least $250,000.00 from Allergan, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Canadian National Railway (whose primary stakeholders are Bill and Melinda Gates)3) 4) 5) Janssen (a Johnson & Johnson company), Medivolve, Monsanto, Synthes (a Johnson & Johnson company) and the University of Toronto Department of Medicine; at least $100,000.00 from AbbVie, Apotex, Astellas, Biogen, Johnson & Johnson and Novopharm; at least $50,000.00 from Alexion Pharma, Zimmer Biomet, and Pharmacia; and many other donors of interest.6)

1)
Encouraging vaccine confidence in Canada - Competition Results. (2021, July 26). Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Retrieved November 3, 2021, from https://archive.ph/Zo5b5
2)
Encouraging vaccine confidence in Canada. (2021, July 26). Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Retrieved November 3, 2021, from https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Promoter-Promotion/VaccineConfidence_eng.asp
3)
Pratt, S. (2021, February 4). Bill Gates owns largest ownership stake at CN. The Western Producer. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://www.producer.com/news/bill-gates-owns-largest-ownership-stake-at-cn/
4)
Shecter, B. (2021, May 5). Melinda Gates now among largest CN shareholders after marital split stock transfer. Financial Post. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://financialpost.com/news/melinda-gates-now-among-largest-cn-shareholders-after-marital-split-stock-transfer
5)
Dobby, C. (2021, May 15). How did Bill Gates end up owning $13 billion worth of Canada’s biggest railway? Toronto Star. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://www.thestar.com/business/2021/05/15/how-did-bill-gates-end-up-owning-13-billion-worth-of-canadas-biggest-railway.html
6)
Sunnybrook Foundation. Our donors - Your Impact. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://sunnybrook.ca/foundation/your-impact/our-donors-2021.html
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