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Dalhousie Medicine profs win Governor General's Innovation Award for unique distance service delivery system

Posted by Melanie Jollymore on May 9, 2017 in News
Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie (right) is President and CEO of the Strongest Families Institute. (Danny Abriel photos)
Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie (right) is President and CEO of the Strongest Families Institute. (Danny Abriel photos)

Two Dalhousie professors are receiving Canada’s highest honour for innovation.

Today, the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, announced that Dr. Patrick McGrath and Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie are 2017 recipients of the Governor General’s Innovation Awardfor their pioneering work to establish the Strongest Families Institute.

A freestanding, not-for-profit, self-sustaining charitable organization, Strongest Families Institute has already helped more than 12,000 Canadian families. Strongest Families has achieved far-reaching results, resolving child and youth mental health and other issues affecting wellbeing by providing them with evidence-based skills for life.

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