The BC Tech Association is committed to making BC the best place to build a tech company through programs that help organizations collaborate, learn and grow together. Last night in Vancouver, they announced this year’s Technology Impact Awards winners. Since 1993, the tech industry has quintupled to nearly $26 billion in revenue that includes 9,000 companies, employing more than 150,000…
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On May 15, the Faculty of Medicine celebrated the academic achievements and distinguished careers of 62 faculty members during its annual Academic Gowns and Emeriti Recognition Ceremony. From the Departments of Medicine, Physical Therapy and beyond, recipients from across the Faculty wore black gowns to mark their recent promotions to Professor, Clinical Professor or Professor of Teaching. Special recognition was…
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Congratulations to HLI Principal Investigator Dr. John Boyd for winning the 2017 Providence Health Care Research Institute Innovative and Translational Research Award. This award supports clinical research projects to improve patient care. The award will fund Dr. Boyd’s project, Ex vivo Heart Perfusion: Doubling the Number of Heart Transplants performed in British Columbia. Many patients with end-stage heart failure die due…
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Four postdoctoral fellows from the Faculty of Medicine are among 10 recipients from UBC to receive the 2016-2017 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. There are 70 fellowships awarded nationally. These prestigious fellowships provide each researcher with $70,000 each year for two years to support research that will positively contribute to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth.
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Spring 2017 Seed Grants Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring 2017 Seed Grants. These grants are designed to support novel research projects proposed by ICORD Principal Investigators and Investigators, and are made possible with the support of the Rick Hansen Foundation, ICORD and the BICP. These projects were funded in the Spring 2017 Seed Grant competition:
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Congratulations to Drs. Collins, Daugaard & Wang on being awarded five-year grants in the CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2016 competition. Dr. Wang is also a co-investigator on a five-year grant awarded to Dr. He at University Health Network (Toronto). Congratulations also to Dr. William Morris of the BC Cancer Agency and his research team, including our Centre’s Dr. Alan So,…
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Dr. Terrance (Terry) Snutch was recently inducted as a Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors, receiving the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors in recognition of his work as a “luminary of innovation and invention.” Dr. Snutch, Director of Translational Neuroscience at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and Canada Research Chair in Biotechnology and Genomics –…
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2017 UBC 3MT Final Results

On March 16 at 12:30 PM at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, eight talented UBC graduate students presented their research in three minutes each, competing for the top prize in this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. After long and thoughtful deliberation, our panel of guest judges declared the winners: First Place: Manveen Kaur, MSc in Applied Animal Biology:…
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The Alzheimer Society of B.C. and UBC celebrated a decade-long partnership in maintaining the Ralph Fisher and Alzheimer Society of B.C. Professorship in Alzheimer Disease Research earlier this week and welcomed Dr. Robin Hsiung, who was recently awarded the Professorship. “We are so proud of our partnership with UBC and the role the Professorship has played in supporting world-class scientists…
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