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Dr. William (Bill) Driedzic has been named to the board of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Dr. Driedzic is one of Canada's leading fish physiologists and is currently the Tier I Canada Research Chair in Marine Bioscience at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His primary research exploits the unique properties of marine organisms to address human disease issues such as diabetes and cardiac ischemia. He has also worked in applied biology in the area of aquaculture. Created by the Government of Canada in 1997, CFI strives to build our nation's capacity to undertake world-class research and technology development to benefit Canadians through investments in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment at universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions.