This Fall 2019, 17 researchers begin year-long placements in the federal government and two provincial governments, harnessing their research expertise for the development of policy-based decisions on key issues across Canada. With robust expertise ranging from environmental protection to mental health, the 2019-2020 cohort of the Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship will be instrumental in the continued implementation of innovative…
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Exceptional community-centred archaeological work in Africa and international collaboration on insect-borne diseases have earned Simon Fraser University professors Catherine D’Andrea and Carl Lowenberger the 2019 Chris Dagg Award for International Impact. “For a number of years, these inspiring SFU faculty members have engaged in international collaborations, working with partners, students and communities for positive impact and social good,” says Joy…
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Congratulations Kaitlin Sullivan Royal Canadian Legion Master’s Scholarship in Veteran Health Research, awarded to Kaitlin Sullivan, MSc student in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Cembrowski Laboratory Kaitlin received her award at the 10th Annual Military and Veteran Health Research Forum in Gatineau. The $30,000 scholarship recognizes “research which has significant potential to improve the physical or mental health or well-being…
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Faculty of medicine members recently received Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Awards through three funding competitions, Innovation to Commercialization, Convening and Collaborating and Reach. The Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program is designed to help BC health researchers advance their discoveries or inventions towards use in patient populations to improve health outcomes, benefit society, and enrich the health innovation ecosystem in BC.…
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Trio of SFU Science Professors Honoured

SFU awards three outstanding faculty members in the Faculty of Science for their exceptional accomplishments. Fiona Brinkman of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry was named an SFU Distinguished Professor for her work on infectious diseases. She works to improve our understanding of how outbreaks spread, what makes them more severe and how to prevent them from becoming resistant to antibiotics. Combining laboratory research…
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First-year UBC Science students Helen Zhang and Lauren Moody have been named 2019 Schulich Leader Scholars. They were among 1,400 nominees across Canada competing for 50 scholarships, valued at up to $100,000 each. “With 50 outstanding students selected in Canada each year it is all but guaranteed that this group represents the best and brightest Canada has to offer,’ says…
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Dr. Harry Brumer, Professor at the Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Chemistry, has won funding from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research’s (MSFHR) Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Program for the project, “A GlycoCaged Drug Delivery System To Improve The Treatment Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease“. Dr. Brumer and colleagues have developed a new approach to link anti-inflammatory steroids to…
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Six Canadian medical heroes are inducted annually to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Their work may be a single meritorious contribution or a lifetime of superior accomplishments. Pioneers in their field, they are role models of excellence in health in Canada and the world. Introducing our 2020 Inductees… Harvey Max Chochinov PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University…
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Dr. Perry Kendall, a clinical professor at the UBC faculty of medicine’s School of Population and Public Health, was recently appointed to the Order of Canada. He is one of 83 new appointments to the Order for 2019. Governor General Julie Payette made the announcement in June. Kendall, also the co-interim executive director at the BC Centre on Substance Use, received the…
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UBC medical student Adam Ramzy is one of 17 recipients of the 2019 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award. The award — which honours second-year medical students from across the nation — recognizes those with an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge. “I am extremely grateful for the support of…
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