U of T to lead secretariat for CanCOVID

August 31, 2020
Two faculty members from the University of Toronto will lead the secretariat for CanCOVID, a platform that brings together over 2,300 researchers from across the country to inform COVID-19 policy decisions. The Canadian government has invested $1.25M to support the development of the network, and U of T states that the network’s secretariat will be based at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation. Vivek Goel will serve as network scientific adviser for the network, while Julia Zarb will be the academic and managing director. “By helping researchers from a broad range of disciplines come together to share information and develop solutions to COVID-19,” stated Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of innovation, science and Industry, “we are ensuring that we have the strongest possible evidence base to help Canada safely navigate its way out of this pandemic.”  U of T  (ON)