Innovative Medicines Canada announces scholarship for the University of Guelph’s One Health program

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Ottawa, November 16, 2023 – Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) is pleased to announce a $25,000 scholarship for the University of Guelph’s Bachelor of One Health program to mark the tenure of its outgoing board chair, Alok Kanti, the former president of Bayer Canada.

“The Bachelor of One Health is an innovative and first-of-its-kind program that looks at the interrelationships between human health, animal health, and environmental health,” said Alok Kanti, former IMC board chair.

The Kanti Scholarship in One Health will provide 10 students over five years with support in their undergraduate studies, so they may pursue innovative careers in health care, research, and policy, amongst other fields.

“The Bachelor of One Health Program at the University of Guelph is a program unlike any other in Canada. Since health challenges from antimicrobial resistance to climate change can’t be solved through one discipline alone, we need to provide an interdisciplinary education to prepare the leaders of tomorrow,” said Mazyar Fallah, the Dean of the College of Biological Science at the University of Guelph. 

“On behalf of our college, and all of the colleges that contribute to the Bachelor of One Health Program, I want to extend our deepest gratitude for the generous donation from Innovative Medicines Canada, in honour of its outgoing Board President Alok Kanti,” said Dr. Fallah.

For more information on the Bachelor of One Health, visit: 

About Innovative Medicines Canada

Innovative Medicines Canada is the national association representing the voice of Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical industry. The association advocates for policies that enable the discovery, development, and delivery of innovative medicines and vaccines to improve the lives of all Canadians and supports the members’ commitment to being a valued partner in the Canadian healthcare system. The association represents 48 companies that invest nearly $1.4 billion in R&D annually, fueling Canada’s knowledge-based economy, while contributing $8 billion to Canada’s economy. Guided by the Code of Ethical Practices, all members work with governments, private payers, healthcare professionals, and stakeholders in a highly ethical manner.

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Marise Varanda
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Telephone: 613-462-5367


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