Yes, I have had a chance, both through our elected officials and through the tri-councils and other research officials with the Government of Canada. A number of our investigators have already been fortunate to receive awards from the Government of Canada for COVID-related research. We actually had to cease the majority of research when COVID occurred, and immediately ramped up again so that we could undertake COVID research during the epidemic.
At the same time, our researchers, always industrious people, have come up with important scientific questions from both an applied and a curiosity-driven level. Since then, one of the more pressing issues with our virology and immunology group is the creation of a vaccine.
I'm very encouraged by the investment, but also by the degree of partnership I'm seeing across the country. Research can often be seen as a solitary enterprise. I would say I have never seen our nation, or frankly our scientific world, more united in asking important questions and collaborating across the country and the world with literally the very best minds of their disciplines in an open source science, collaborating in real time.