Partners In Research was a registered Canadian charity with a mission to educate Canadians regarding the necessity for, and benefits of, health research. This site is intended as a tribute to the organization that championed the cause for over three decades and the devoted individuals who made it happen.

Disclaimer: Content for this website has been gleaned from various sources in order to provide a historical record as accurate as possible. Sources of information include documentation and first hand accounts from the individuals who were involved with Partners In Research during its existence. As a result, the developer of the site makes no claim that the information contained in this site is 100% accurate and welcomes any corrections and/or new information.

Dr. Robert Phillips, National President

Dr. Robert Phillips, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, served as the National President from 2005 until 2011.

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Dr. Eliot Phillipson, National President

Dr. Eliot Phillipson, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, served as the National President from 2011 until 2013.

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Dr. Douglas Jones, National President

Dr. Douglas L. Jones, Western University, served as the National President from 2013 until 2016.

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My time with Ron…the humble giant of a man

I was enjoying a golf game with my father, Ron Cougler, in the late spring/early summer of 2005 when he casually mentioned he had dropped my name to our family friend, Ron Calhoun, regarding a “tech” project Ron was working on called Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC). At the time, my response was “hhmmm…I’m pretty…