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About OHRI

Inspired by research. Driven by compassion.

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital and an affiliated institute of the University of Ottawa. The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) currently ranks as the fourth hospital in Canada for research, with its research institute generating approximately $130 million in annual research funding, nearly 10,000 patients participating in clinical trials and more than a dozen spinoff companies. TOH’s growing leadership in research fuels world class patient care and plays a critical role in attracting top talent and funding.

We are investigating major diseases and conditions, with a focus on answering important health questions and translating our findings into benefits for patients and society. We are committed to an inclusive and socially responsible environment for research, learning and collaboration, enabled by strong corporate governance.

About the Opportunity

OHRI, a registered not-for-profit corporation, is currently seeking dedicated volunteers to join its Board of Directors for an initial term of three (3) years.

For this recruitment, we are looking for candidates with experience in the following areas:
•Financial, with private sector experience
•Health research

Candidates should ideally reside in the National Capital Region and be available to attend 4-6 meetings per year (in-person and virtual), in addition to dedicating a few hours each month to read required documentation. You must also be willing to serve on at least one (1) of the Board’s standing committees.

Our Values

The OHRI is committed to fostering and supporting an inclusive Board culture and encourages individuals from diverse communities to apply. In your application, we encourage you to highlight your skills, experience and the diverse perspective you can offer the Board.

Application Process

If you are interested in being considered for OHRI’s Board, please send your application by e-mail to Ms. Melanie Genereaux, at by May 17, 2024. You may also visit our website to learn more about OHRI Thank you for considering this volunteer opportunity with OHRI.

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