The Ottawa Hospital Gala, presented by First Avenue Investment Counsel, was held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Westin Ottawa – a prestigious event that celebrates our community’s tremendous support for The Ottawa Hospital and included awards to three of our outstanding, world-class researchers.
Starting with an elegant reception, featuring incredible hors d’oeuvres and custom cocktails, guests were indulged, inspired and entertained throughout the evening.
Some 600 guests were treated to gastronomic creations and fine wine, coupled with inspiring stories of this year’s research award recipients. Concluding the evening with chocolate, cheese and aperitifs, the event continued on to the wee hours with dancing to the fabulous live band “1945” – back by popular demand!
Our 2018 Gala Committee:
HONOURARY GALA CO-CHAIRS:
- THE RIGHT HONOURABLE DAVID JOHNSTON
- MRS. SHARON JOHNSTON
- WHITNEY FOX, COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
- GREG KANE, DENTONS CANADA LLP
- NICHOLAS ALLAHAM, FIRST AVENUE INVESTMENT COUNSEL
- HUGUES BOISVERT, HAZLOLAW PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
- ROXANNE L. ANDERSON, MARCH ADVISORY INC.
- KATHERINE COTTON, COTTON PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
- CINDY HARRISON, COMMUNICARE THERAPY
- RANDY MARUSYK, MBM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW LLP
- IAN SHERMAN, ERNST & YOUNG LLP
- MICHELINE MCELLIGOTT, BRICKLAND TIMBERLAY CORPORATION
- MICHAEL NAUFAL, BOYDEN
- CHRIS VIVONE, EDELMAN CANADA
- KELLY GOULET, THE OTTAWA HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Dr. Kristin Danko, recipient, Worton Researcher in Training Award. Recognized for her outstanding work on methods for systematic review and meta-analysis of complex health interventions, including novel mathematical modelling.
Dr. William Stanford, recipient, Chrétien Researcher of the Year Award. Recognized for his groundbreaking research on stem cells and leukemia, including an upcoming paper with major clinical implications.
Dr. Fraser Scott, recipient, Grimes Research Career Achievement Award. Recognized for pioneering research linking the onset of type I diabetes with diet-induced changes in gut immunity and regeneration of insulin-producing cells.