Media Advisory:

Celebrating the contribution of the Federal Government towards the new state-of-the-art Krembil Discovery Tower at Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network (UHN)

When:

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where:

Krembil Discovery Tower, 7th Floor Sky Lounge, located at Toronto Western Hospital, 60 Leonard Ave. (at Nassau Street)

Who:

Toronto Western Hospital and University Health Network host The Honourable Kellie Leitch, M.D., Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Status of Women at the Krembil Discovery Tower

What:

Celebrating the new nine-storey building, a $174-million endeavor, which will foster research in neural and visual sciences, musculoskeletal disease, and illnesses and disorders such as spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis and age-related blindness.

The world-class Krembil Discovery Tower was funded by a combination of hospital financing, research grants and the support of many philanthropists.

Why:

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) gave approximately $30 million in grant funding to support the development of the space and research infrastructure within the Krembil Discovery Tower. CFI also contributed another $10.9 towards equipment, such as highly specialized, non-invasive imaging systems to measure brain and spinal cord function. Altogether, UHN has received $265 million to support research across its four sites and five research institutes.

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Phone: 416 340 4636
Email: UHN.News@uhn.ca

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