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Saturday’s March for Science Toronto will start at Nathan Phillips Square and end at Queen’s Park. (Image: UHN StRIDe Team)

On Saturday, people from across Canada will participate in the international "March for Science" movement. At UHN, the country's largest research hospital, there's awareness – on a daily basis – of the importance of science to making smart decisions, improving health, and building prosperity.

UHN leadership, researchers, staff and trainees will participate in this year's March for Science Toronto event – from City Hall to Queen's Park – to show support for Canadian research.

Science impacts every aspect of our lives. It provides a way to protect our health and our environment, to make informed decisions, to innovate, to identify and address inequalities, and to create smart and sustainable economic growth.

While the benefits of science may often be taken granted, science advocacy – from grassroots to political activism – is key for Canada to safeguard and build a safe, healthy, prosperous and just society.

The aims of the march include:

  • Reinvestment in independent research, which has fallen by about 35 per cent per researcher in the past decade, according to Canada's Fundamental Science Review, which was published in 2017
  • To show our support for fundamental and basic medical research, which lays the foundation for transformational real-world applications, such as new therapies, and better patient care
  • Sustained investment in research as a way to drive innovation, build a knowledge economy and improve the well-being of Canadians
  • To show the world that Canada is passionate about Science

Everyone is welcome to join in the march and show their support for science.

Event: March for Science Toronto
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square

For the most updated event information, a detailed agenda and to RSVP your attendance, visit the UHN event website.

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