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The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR)

From Left: CEO Invictus Games Toronto 2017, Mr. Michael Burns; CIMVHR Fellow, Dr. Alice Aiken; CIMVHR Researcher, Dr. Celina Shirazipour; His Royal Highness Prince Harry; Invictus Games Athlete, Leading Seaman (ret) Stéphane Moreau; and CIMVHR Interim Co-Scientific Directors Drs. Heidi Cramm and Stéphanie Bélanger.

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), at Queen’s University, is an innovative organization that engages existing academic research resources and facilitates the development of new research, research capacity and effective knowledge translation. With a network of academic researchers from across Canada, it serves as a focal point for 43 Canadian universities who have agreed to work together in addressing the health research requirements of the Canadian military, Veterans and their families. The institute serves all Canadian stakeholders interested in military and Veteran health research and acts as a conduit between the academic community, government organizations (eg. National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada), industry and similar international organizations. CIMVHR ensures sustainability through increased public awareness and public-private funding.