Meet 2 scientists advancing diversity and inclusion in cancer research
With nearly half of Canadians expected to face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, cancer affects us all and it’s critical that research reflects the strength of diverse populations across Canada. We know representation and inclusiveness in research – in the people who fund it, lead it and take part in it – help drive more impact and innovation that benefits everyone.
Through the annual Canadian Cancer Society Awards for Excellence in cancer research, we recognize exceptional Canadian researchers and their work to transform the future of cancer. New this year, we proudly introduced the first-ever Inclusive Excellence Prize to honour individuals who have demonstrated leadership in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in Canadian cancer research.
We invited Dr Nadine Caron and Dr Juliet Daniel, the co-recipients of the inaugural Inclusive Excellence Prize, to share the motivation behind their work and how the research landscape is evolving.
We’re proud to recognize leaders like Dr Caron and Dr Daniel for their valuable contributions to cancer research in Canada. Meet the other recipients who are being honoured alongside Dr Caron and Dr Daniel and learn how they’re changing the future of cancer through their research.