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Medal ceremony for the President of ODNs Canada

Copy of the letter sent by The Honourable Rosa Galvez, senator of Quebec to Catalina Lopez Correa, President of ODNs Canada

The Honourable Rosa Galvez, PH.D., P.ENG.                                                 L'Honorable Rosa Galvez, PH.D., ING.
Senator -  Quebec                                                                                     Sénatrice -  Québec

Senate    Senat



9th November 2017

Catalina López-Correa, MD, PhD.
Genome British Columbia
400-575 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver (British Columbia)


Dear Mrs López-Correa,

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Canada, the Senate of Canada has decided to commemorate this auspicious date by recognising women and men from all over the country whose generosity, dedication, voluntary work and devotion have helped their community become a better place to live. Each senator has to the chance to pay homage to an individual for their exceptional contribution, awarding them the Senate of Canada 150th anniversary medal. I am honoured to inform you that you will be receiving this medal.

Your contribution to improving health for people all around the world is incalculable.  I would like to highlight your contribution to the academic field and to the private sector in terms of innovation and genome knowledge. In addition, you have participated in the discovery and validation of genetic biomarkers. As president of the Canadian chapter of the Organisation for Development using New Solidarities and as a consultant for multinational projects financed by the European Commission, you are contributing to the development of the international community. Your acts are worthy of being distinguished.

The medal award ceremony will take place on the morning of Wednesday 29 November 2017 in the Senate of Canada in Ottowa. It will be an honour for me to welcome you to the Parliament of Canada and be able to pay tribute to you. You can bring one or two guests to the ceremony, if you wish.

Please confirm your attendance at the ceremony before Friday 17 November 2017, by contacting Stéphane Laviolette (tel: (001) 613-996-2210; email: The Senate will not pay your travel expenses to Ottowa. If this is a issue, please let me know.

Yours sincerely


The Honourable Senator Rosa Galvez.