Fasken and Clinical Research Professionals of BC recognized for quarter century of clinical research support and service

Clinical Trials British Columbia (CTBC) is thrilled to announce the recipients of two provincial clinical trials achievement awards: the CTBC Support Award and the CTBC Service Award. Both awards were presented to recipients at an online award ceremony held today (official announcement (PDF)).

Fasken was awarded the Clinical Trials BC Support Award for 2020. This award recognizes the community-based, volunteer commitment of an individual, organization, company or agency to improve the research and clinical trials community in the previous year.

Fasken has provided 25 years of support to the research and clinical trials community. This group has made an enormous contribution to the professional development and ongoing education of research team professionals by providing a forum for clinical research professionals to meet, share ideas, develop partnerships and keep abreast of the changing regulatory and legal environment.

The Support Award was accepted by Will Westeringh, QC, Managing Partner, and Roger Kuypers, Partner, Life Sciences Group.

Clinical Research Professionals of BC (CRPBC ) was awarded the Clinical Trials BC Service Award for 2020. Recipients are recognized for the community-based, volunteer commitment of an individual, organization, company or agency to improve the research and clinical trials community.

CRBPC has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the clinical trials through activities that address challenges while inspiring and mentoring the next generation of clinical research teams and professionals. This award marked CRPBC’s 25 years of service to the BC research and clinical trials community.

Accepting the award were Advisory Council members Judy Needham, Aleksandra Kuzmanovic and Marija Bucevska.

“We are very proud to have bestowed these awards on two very deserving groups,” said Stirling Bryan, President, BC AHSN (of which CTBC is an operational unit). “Both organizations have made such an impact on the clinical trials and research community over the past 25 years.”

“The awards recognize two organizations that have been exceptional as British Columbia and more widely, Canada, embarks upon the modernization and renovation of the clinical trial platform,” noted Alison Orth, Unit Director, CTBC.

Clinical Trials BC (clinicaltrialsbc.ca) advances British Columbia as a world-class destination for clinical trials across the province’s hospitals, research institutions and communities. Its mission is to maximize the health, educational, and economic benefits of clinical trials to the citizens of BC. Clinical Trials BC, along with the BC SUPPORT Unit and Research Ethics BC, is a unit of the British Columbia Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN).

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Dan Enjo, Communications Lead