“PERFORM is very creative and alert to the prospects of public and private partnerships,” says McNiven. “As a society, we need to understand how to leverage private funds for public purposes. Concordia has a clear sense of that and is doing it well.”
Located on the Loyola Campus, the PERFORM Centre is a distinctive facility dedicated to improving health through prevention. The centre brings together researchers, students and participants to create an integrated and comprehensive environment that promotes healthy living.
The Drummond Foundation decided to offer financial support totalling $106,400 to Concordia, of which $66,900 is for two of the PERFORM Centre’s research initiatives. Both projects will address issues related to aging populations and are being led by Claudine Gauthier, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, and Lisa Kakinami, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
“This gift enables our PERFORM Centre’s researchers to positively impact the lives of aging Canadians,” says Concordia President Alan Shepard. “We are deeply grateful for the Drummond Foundation’s contribution to these projects that call for improved care and support for this key population.”