G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab receives donation from Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario

Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2018

Written by College of Biological Science

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The FWIO visits the Summerlee Science Complex to present a cheque to the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab team and CBS Dean Jonathan Newman

On June 15, Dr. Melanie Wills, Director of the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab, received a generous gift of over $4,000 from the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario. For the past few months, members of the FWIO have been hosting educational programs and raising funds to support research leading to better diagnostics and treatment for Canadians. Their contribution is greatly appreciated.

About the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab:

Established by the G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector-Borne Diseases, the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab at the University of Guelph unites world-class scientists in pursuit of a common goal: combating Lyme and related diseases. Using a patient-centred, multi-disciplinary approach, the Lab couples clinical research with foundational science to drive discovery and innovation.

About the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario:

Formed in Stoney Creek, Ontario in 1897, the Women’s Institute (WI) is a unique organization dedicated to personal growth and community action. It offers many opportunities for learning, leadership and advocacy for a broad range of issues. The FWIO headquarters is located at the Erland Lee (Museum) Home in Stoney Creek, a National Historic site.
The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario has over 3,000 Members in Branches across the province. Through its connections with the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada (FWIC) and the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), FWIO belongs to a global sisterhood of women working to improve the quality of life for all women, their families and communities.

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