On Campus

Universities pool research on military health

Canada was one of the few NATO countries that didn't centralize veteran health research

Researchers from 20 universities will pool their resources to coordinate work on the health of military personnel, veterans and their families. The initiative is led by Queen’s University and the Royal Military College, and is intended to fill the research gaps in how to address the health needs of people serving in the Canadian Forces. “This way, we can focus on having a real Canadian content to the research, looking at things that are unique to Canadian combat and Canadian service and how that affects the soldier and their long-term health,” Alice Aiken, director of the new Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, said. Canada was one of the few NATO countries that has not had a centralized approach to researching the health of veterans and those still in the military.

Looking for more?

Get the best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.