News Releases


Monday, April 18, 2016

Genome British Columbia (Genome BC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Pascal Spothelfer as President & Chief Executive Officer beginning Monday, June 6. 

Dr. Spothelfer joins Genome BC with a wealth of business and commercialization experience with which to lead the organization into the next decade. In the current strategic plan 2015-2020, Genome BC lays the long-term foundation to grow genomics applications, translation and commercialization in BC. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

March 22, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario – Genome Canada was delighted with a new federal investment of $237.2 million in funding for genomics, announced as part of Budget 2016.  

Thursday, March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario – The Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, today launched a $2 million initiative designed to accelerate the translation of research results into practical applications in healthcare for the benefit of Canadians.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

March 10, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario – A $4.2 million federal investment for four new projects that will use genomic technologies to drive innovation and commercialization across diverse sectors was announced today by Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Canada has a brand new team of researchers working to develop novel treatments for brain cancers in children and adults. Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science, was at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto today to announce that the Government of Canada is providing $10 million in funding to the Stand Up To Cancer Canada Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New researchco-led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the BC Cancer Agencyoffers a simple explanation as to why new and experimental treatments fail for children withrecurrent medulloblastoma,the most common cancerous brain tumour in children.  Thestudy, part of the Medulloblastoma Advanced Genomics International Consortium (MAGIC) project, is published in the January 13 online edition of Nature.