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February 25, 2004

SickKids scientist to receive prestigious award

TORONTO —Dr. Stephen Scherer of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto will be awarded the 2003 Steacie Prize in the Natural Sciences for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada. The prize is one of Canada’s most prestigious awards that recognizes a wide range of disciplines including mathematics, engineering, chemistry, physics, and biology.

When: Thursday, February 26, 2004, 10 a.m.

Where: Garden Terrace (Main Floor, Atrium)
The Hospital for Sick Children

Speakers: Dr. Manuel Buchwald
Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Howard Alper, trustee of the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund, Chair of the Steacie Foundation, and Vice-Rector (Research) at the University of Ottawa

Dr. Stephen Scherer
Senior Scientist and Associate Chief of Research (Infrastructure)
The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto

Event highlights: Presentation of award and $15,000 cheque to Dr. Scherer; photo opportunity in Dr. Scherer’s laboratory.

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The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Suite 1742, Public Affairs, First floor Atrium
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-5058
Fax: 416-813-5328

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