Joint & Bone Initiative

Funding Decisions

The BJI Strategic Fund Program was launched in 2021 in an effort to better support our MSK researchers in their efforts to lead transformative scientific advances; improved health/quality of life; policy development; clinical and business applications; and/or commercialization. 

2021 Awards 

Applicants Home Faculty Title

David Walton *

Tom Appleton

Tristan Boyd

Emily Lalone

Aaron Price

Ana Luisa Trejos

Edward Vasarhelyi

Health Sciences







Get Everyone Started - Indigenous Training Initiative (GEt'S-IT) 

Arthritis is one of the main MSK disease categories that will impact over 15 million Canadians by 2030. It is prevalent in nearly 2 times more Indigenous than non-Indigenous adults yet Indigenous populations have lower use of arthritis specialized services and higher hospitalization rates. We aim to improve lifelong MSK health through reconciliation learning and action.