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Friday, September 6, 2013

JDI Contributes $2 Million For A New Research Chair

Provincial Health Minister Ted Flemming and Dalhousie Medical School Dean Dr. Tom Marrie on hand at the Lily Lake Pavilion for the announcement of the first endowed occupational medicine research chair in the province.

J-D Irving is contributing $2 million dollars to the Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick to establish the first position of its kind in Canada.

The first person to occupy the new post will be Dr. Anil Adisesh who comes from the UK national Health and Safety lab in Buxton, England.

He says the theme of his research will be a long and healthy working life and helping people into work.

Jim Irving of JDI says the company is proud to support this important first adding the health and safety of their employees is their top priority.