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Ontario Science Centre announces the 2020 Weston Youth Innovation Awards

June 23, 2020

15-year-old Ethan Chan of Victoria, BC, wins $15,000 first prize for kidney data monitoring device.

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Update on COVID-19 mitigation measures at The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

March 17, 2020

Foundation team will work remotely but programs are still accepting applications as scheduled.

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Announcing the Weston Family Focused Ultrasound Initiative at Sunnybrook

March 2, 2020

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation makes one-of-a-kind, $16.7-million philanthropic grant to revolutionize the treatment of brain disorders.

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The W. Garfield Weston Foundation appoints new Executive Director

February 7, 2020

The Board of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lara O’Donnell as Executive Director of the Foundation effective February 3, 2020.

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Uncovering what flows underground in Canada’s Arctic: The W. Garfield Weston Foundation awards Dr. Wayne Pollard with the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

December 5, 2019

Dr. Wayne Pollard has been named this year’s recipient of the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research – he has devoted more than 40 years to studying permafrost and what flows underground in Canada’s high Arctic.

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New Direction for the W. Garfield Weston Awards in Northern Research and Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement

March 14, 2019

The W. Garfield Weston Awards in Northern Research and the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement will be administered by a new delivery agency as of June 1, 2019.

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The W. Garfield Weston Foundation supports Durham College farming operations with $1 million donation

January 4, 2019

Support to the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food to increase food production, experiment with newer agriculture practices and provide students with new experiential learning opportunities.

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Tracking the spread of chemical contaminants in the North: Dr. Derek Muir awarded the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

December 13, 2018

Canadian Arctic Scientist Dr. Derek Muir was awarded the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research today. As an internationally recognized expert, Dr. Muir has dedicated more than 30 years to discovering, measuring and assessing chemical contaminants in the Arctic.

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Rare coastal wetlands protected on the north shore of Lake Superior

September 14, 2018

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation supports the creation of a new 3,170-ha. protected area in northwestern Ontario.

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Algonquin College students receive $640,000 from Weston Family Scholarship in Skilled Trades

August 10, 2018

The Weston Family Scholarship in the Skilled Trades supports students pursing careers in transportation, manufacturing and construction sectors.

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