UBC-led team receives $1.1M for sleep research consortium


A team led by Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen of the University of British Columbia has received $1.1M from the Government of Canada in support of sleep health research. The funding will enable the addition of a third team to the Canadian Sleep Research Consortium and provide additional support for the consortium’s research efforts. “We know that proper sleep is essential to good health, yet the conditions for safe, quality, and restful sleep simply aren’t accessible to everyone,” said Canada Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos. “Dr Tomfohr-Madsen’s research team will help us to deliver sleep-health resources where they are most urgently needed, including among Indigenous communities to improve better health outcomes for all.”