In February 2019, Research Canada and CIMVHR co-hosted a luncheon that would address Veterans' mental health challenges through research solutions. The event informed parliamentarians on the research related to PTSD effects on Veterans and their families, treatments for PTSD, and suicide risk and prevention. Two of the researchers presenting were CIMVHR Fellow Dr. Jitender Sareen from the University of Manitoba and CIMVHR researcher Dr. Ruth Lanius from Western University.
In April 2020, CIMVHR became an official member of Research Canada and received continuous support and direction from their team. We look forward to working with them to continue advancing health research for Canada's military personnel, Veterans and their families.
“It is a pleasure to be working alongside CIMVHR to profile Canadian military and veterans' health research in Canada. Research Canada is dedicated to the health and well-being of our military and our veterans and we are honoured to reap the expertise of Dr. David Pedlar and the CIMVHR team as we continue to work hard to support our Canadian men and women in uniform."