SFU researchers are continuing to advance COVID-19 related research—from diagnostics to treatment—with more than $1 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) through its Exceptional Opportunities Fund (EOF-COVID-19). The funding, announced Friday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is part of almost $28 million for research equipment related to COVID-19. The EOF-COVID-19 fund was created for instances where “an exceptional…
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Dr. Mark Cembrowski is among twenty neuroscientists in Canada awarded $100,000 each in research funding, as part of Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program. Anchored by a $5M gift from the Azrieli Foundation, this novel funding model is intended to enable paradigm-changing brain research with the aim of improving the lives of all Canadians. “I was excited,…
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Dr. Michael Hayden, a Killam professor in the department of medical genetics and researcher at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, is this year’s recipient of the David Dubinsky Humanitarian Award. Dr. Hayden is recognized for pioneering discoveries in research on neurodegeneration and the translation of these into diagnostics and new therapeutic development. His work includes developing treatments for…
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Scientists at UBC’s faculty of medicine are receiving $2.7 million to support COVID-19 research projects through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The funding—announced by The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry—is part of $28 million that will support 79 projects at 52 universities and research hospitals, colleges, polytechnics and Cégeps across Canada. The funding covers the urgent need…
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The West Coast innovation section got the chance to really prove its tech cred by going virtual Thursday (November 5) for the annual Technology Impact Awards (TIA). Top honours went to tech companies specializing in everything from reimagining the way labour markets are researched to the way agricultural economics work in the near future. The B.C. Tech Association’s annual showcase…
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Congratulations to the BC Children’s and BC Women’s investigators who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Spring 2020 competition. Our research community received over $4 million in new research grants. Many of the investigators who were successful in this competition benefited from the expertise of Dr. Dawn McArthur, Director, Research & Technology Development…
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Dr. Allison Eddy was named a Fellow by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) on Sept. 18, 2020. She calls being selected a great honour. “Brainstorming with CAHS academic colleagues with diverse backgrounds and expertise will be an exciting opportunity. I am grateful for the incredible leadership opportunities that I have had in my current positions as chief of Pediatric Medicine at BC…
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Dr. Thalia Field has been named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 list for 2020, an annual recognition of the exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40. Dr. Field, an associate professor in the department of medicine, is a stroke neurologist and clinician-researcher with a focus on clinical trials. She is currently leading a national study…
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Genome British Columbia (Genome BC) is thrilled to congratulate two BC-led teams for their projects designed to harness the power and potential of bio-innovation to create healthier, more sustainable and prosperous communities. The two projects, jointly valued at over $10 million, bring together the best of Canadian applied science and commercialization. The first project, CLEan plAnt extractioN SEquencing Diagnostics (CLEANSED) for…
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Awards Announced for DMCBH Students and Post Docs

Many awards have been handed out to DMCBH students and postdoctoral fellows this week. Congratulations to all the winners!   DMCBH 2020 ENDOWMENT AWARD WINNERS   Jock & Irene Graham Brain Research Endowment (Postdoctoral Award):  Jill Dosso, Postdoctoral fellow   Under the supervision of Dr. Julie Robillard, Jill’s research involves working with older adults with dementia and their care givers to identify ways in which social robotics might…
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