Assistant Executive Director of the MMSF, Dr. Grant Pierce, receives Order of Canada


Dr. Grant Pierce, Assistant Executive Director of the MMSF, has been appointed Member of the Order of Canada – one of the country's highest honours.

“Today, we recognize individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to our society. A group of individuals who, through dedication and ajuinnata – perseverance – make our communities and our country better every day," said Governor General Mary Simon.

Dr. Pierce was appointed "for his contributions as a distinguished professor in the field of pathophysiology, and for identifying the value of nutraceuticals in the prevention of cardiovascular disease."

The honour is just the latest in a long line of accolades.

In 2018, Dr. Pierce was appointed to the Order of Manitoba and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Cardiovascular Science, Medicine, and Surgery from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. In 2016, he received the Research Canada Leadership Award.

He's an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the highest distinction for a Canadian scientist. He's also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in England and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Over the past decade, he's been awarded for his work by institutes in France, India, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Cuba and Serbia.

Dr. Pierce is a distinguished professor at the University of Manitoba in the department of physiology and pathophysiology. From 2005 to 2020, he was the executive director of research at St. Boniface Hospital. He is currently serving as World President of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (2022-2025).