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Mrs. Ritchie and Dr. Nagy

World Sight Day Announcement: the FFB launches the Cedric Ritchie Fund to Cure Blindness

October 11th, 2018 by FFB Canada

The Canadian scientist Dr. Andras Nagy, Senior Investigator at Mount Sinai’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, is announced today as the inaugural recipient of the Cedric Ritchie Fund to Cure Blindness: a new $1.5 million initiative made possible by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Canada’s largest charitable funder of vision research. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is proud to…

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Zebra Fish

Harnessing the Power of Zebrafish to Fight Blindness: An Interview with Dr. Sarah McFarlane

October 1st, 2018 by FFB Canada

Question: Hi Dr. McFarlane! Can you please introduce yourself and tell us how you became interested in vision research and zebrafish? Dr. McFarlane: I am a Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary. For more than 25 years, I have been privileged to…

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Dr. Ana Juricic speaks at Vision Quest

New Video and Podcast About Accessible Technology

October 1st, 2018 by FFB Canada

Each year, the Foundation Fighting Blindness holds several Vision Quest educational events across the country. Our second Vision Quest of 2018 took place on September 15 in Toronto, Ontario and brought over 250 people together at a symposium on inherited retinal diseases. We’re grateful to all of our guest speakers and panelists and are happy…

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Young Leaders speak at Vision Quest

Meet the 2019 Co-chairs for Young Leaders

September 28th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Launched in 2015 by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the National Young Leaders Program saw a lot of growth in 2018. Designed to provide Canadian youth living with vision loss and blindness with mentorship and career-building opportunities, the Program is oriented around an in-person Summit—you can read more about this year’s Summit HERE—and is set to…

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