News

CFN Celebrates its New Administrative Centre

June 26, 2013

June 26, 2013 — CFN celebrated two landmarks today — its Administrative Centre relocation to historic Kidd House, and its first anniversary (July 1). Leslee Thompson, Kingston General Hospital CEO, Dr. Steven Liss, Queen’s University Vice-Principal Research, and CFN Board Chair the Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C. marked the occasion with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, and guests enjoyed a…

Students receive funding for summer activities

June 5, 2013

Canadian Frailty Network today announced the recipients of its Summer Student Awards — ten students from seven degree programs at eight universities across the country. “Mentoring and development of highly qualified personnel (HQP) is an important component of CFN’s mandate, and our funding from the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program”, said CFN…

CFN Board Chair receives honourary degree

May 27, 2013

The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C. today received an honourary Doctor of Laws at the Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professions Convocation. In honouring Ms. Carstairs, Dalhousie described her as a “dedicated teacher, a political trailblazer, a champion for palliative care and an advocate for women and children who have experienced abuse.” The honour was particularly rewarding…

CFN in the News

May 17, 2013

CFN Chair The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C., contributed an article to the latest Hill Times Policy Briefing on Canada’s Aging Society. The Hill Times is Canada’s politics and government newsweekly, widely read on the Hill and by top political players and decisionmakers across the country. The Hill Times also publishes regular and substantive Public Policy…

Funding opportunity for undergraduate summer students

April 15, 2013

Canadian Frailty Network is offering funding for undergraduate summer students.  Mentoring and development of highly qualified personnel (HQP) is an important component of CFN’s mandate, and our funding from the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program. The 2013 Summer Student Awards have been designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary summer experience, while developing…

Canadian researchers receive $1.2 million investment from Canadian Frailty Network

April 4, 2013

Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) has announced seven awards funding patient-centred research projects. “Today’s announcement about the first research funding competition is a major milestone for our new Network”, said CFN Board Chair, the Honourable Sharon Carstairs. “The funded projects will ultimately allow health care providers and professionals to provide seriously-ill elderly patients, their families and…

Network Seeks Scientific Director

February 15, 2013

The Canadian Frailty Network seeks an exceptional leader with the vision to effect positive change in discovery, practice and policy in Canada to be its Scientific Director. The Network was established in July 2012 as one of Canada’s national Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE)…“To improve the care of the seriously ill elderly patients and…

Interim Scientific Director Appointed

January 25, 2013

The Board of Directors of Canadian Frailty Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Richard Birtwhistle, MD, MSc, FCFP as Interim Scientific Director, effective February 1, 2013. Dr. Birtwhistle is a family physician and clinical epidemiologist. He is a Professor in the departments of Family Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology in the…

Network Launches First Funding Competition

September 21, 2012

Canadian Frailty Network Board of Directors has launched its first funding competition, with a Request for Proposals.  Funding will be preferentially awarded to research that fills gaps in current research, and pushes research into application. Preference will be given to projects that would not be funded by other granting agencies and fit the following criteria:…