Dr. Snowdon Wins ACE Award from Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

The Odette World Health Innovation Network (WIN) congratulates Dr. Anne Snowdon who received the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ACE Award, recognizing her Achievement, Commitment, and Excellence as a member of the Ontario Health Innovation Council (OHIC). 

The Ontario Health Innovation Council and staff from Ministries of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), Research and Innovation, and Government and Consumer Services joined forces to develop recommendations that will improve conditions for health innovation to thrive in Ontario. Based on extensive consultations, these recommendations led to the establishment of the Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist (OCHIS). Under the leadership of William (Bill) Charnetski, the OCHIS will provide leadership and coordination to make Ontario a dynamic centre for health innovation, improving the quality and sustainability of health care.

“This award recognizes Dr. Snowdon’s expertise and continuing commitment to advancing innovation in health systems”, says Dr. H. Allan Conway, Dean, Odette School of Business. “In her role as Academic Chair of the World Health Innovation Network, Dr. Snowdon’s work to accelerate scalability of health system innovation contribute to both economic growth and sustainability.”

“I am honoured to have received this award, with my esteemed colleagues on the Ontario Health Innovation Council. Ontario and the Chief Health Innovation Strategist have assumed a significant leadership role in driving successful adoption of innovation in the health sector”, commented Dr. Anne Snowdon.

WIN’s main areas of focus includes supporting world-leading research affecting the health sector and helping to ensure that Canadian innovations and discoveries have access to the key enablers necessary for successful development and commercialization of products and technologies in Canada, the U.S. and globally.