Dr. Julio Montaner honoured with Senate medal

Feb 8, 2019 | News

World-renowned HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Julio Montaner has another prestigious award to add to his arsenal.

The Executive Director and Physician-in-Chief of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul's Hospital received the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal over the weekend. Senator Mobina Jaffer championed Dr. Montaner for the award, which was presented to him on Saturday, February 2 in Burnaby. Senator Jaffer, a human rights activist and lawyer, represents BC in the Senate of Canada, where she is deputy-chair of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence.

At a December 2018 event, Senator Jaffer joined Dr. Montaner and other advocates to call for global government leaders to step up their fight against HIV and AIDS, by increasing their contributions to the Global Fund.

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