Lori Turik, executive director of the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, has been appointed to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for a three-year term.
Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced Turik’s appointment to the health research investment agency on April 13. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 14,100 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
The Honourable Michael H. Wilson, Chairman of Barclays Capital Canada Inc. and former Finance Minister and Canadian Ambassador to the United States, was also named chair of the council. Wilson delivered the 6th Annual Thomas d’Aquino Lecture on Leadership at Ivey on November 22.
“Thanks to their stellar skills, knowledge and invaluable experience in the fields of governance and strategy development, both of these individuals will be tremendous assets to CIHR,” said Minister Aglukkaq.
At the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, Turik is responsible for establishing the strategic, operational and financial management of the Centre. She also has extensive background providing strategic, government relations, policy, stakeholder relations and communications advice to public and private sector clients in her capacity as Consultant Associate with Link Strategies. A registered nurse, Turik has also served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Health Minister and as Director of Public Health Nursing Services in North York.