PHCRI message to Providence Research Community
Dr. Darryl Knight, Vice-President, Research & Academic Affairs at Providence sent out this message to the research community today:
What a couple weeks that have hit us. Unfortunately, by all accounts there will be several weeks more. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of our decision to suspend non-essential research activities across PHC. You have likely seen that UBC, SFU, and all our research hospitals have now taken a similar and coordinated approach. Due to your efforts, this difficult process has gone as smoothly and quickly as could be expected. I know this curtailing of research will have significant impact to your research programs and graduate student progress and will affect the careers of your staff. It is the right decision and we will continue to work hard on ways to mitigate and support you through this in the coming weeks. I also want to say a huge thank you to a very dedicated team of staff behind the scenes: PHCRI managers, their office staff, and all the teams in PHC and PHCRI that have been working flat over the last week to assist during this rapid transition.
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