The Allen Institute in Seattle announced today their 2018 Next Generation Leaders, a group of six early-career neuroscientists who will participate in a special advisory council for the Allen Institute for Brain Science, a division of the Allen Institute. Now in its fifth year, the Next Generation Leaders Program was created for and by researchers in early stages of their…
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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Chris Turner (Granville Lab) was awarded the Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society (AWTRS) Young Investigator of the Year Award at the 2018 Cutaneous Biology Conference (Oct 29 – Nov 1, 2018) in Australia. Dr. Turner also received a 2018 BCREGMED Travel Award for his abstract, Granzyme K expressed by classically activated macrophages contributes to inflammation and impaired remodeling in burns, as well…
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2018 Health System Impact Fellows

MSFHR is pleased to be partnering with CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research to co-fund six 2018 Health System Impact Fellows, enabling a total of 13 Fellows to be awarded in BC, supporting the development of BC’s health policy talent while addressing pressing policy issues in our province. In 2017, MSFHR made a decision to put its Health Policy…
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The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) has named a Downtown Eastside doctor as one of its 2018 family physicians of the year. Dr. Christy Sutherland is a medical director for PHS Community Services Society (also known as the Portland Hotel Society), education physician lead for the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, and…
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Innovate BC, a Crown agency that connects local innovators with government funding, resources, and support, has awarded $944,600 through its Ignite program to spark the commercialization of technologies that will solve industry problems in the natural resources and applied sciences. Four BC research projects in diverse fields such as clean technology, forestry, and agriculture will split the funding. To date, Innovate BC…
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Connie J. Eaves, Professor of Medical Genetics and Distinguished Scientist at the BC Cancer Agency, is among six individuals to be inducted into the 2019 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. The recognition honours individuals whose contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. Dr. Eaves is a world authority in stem cells of…
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Genome BC is pleased to announce recipients of project funding through its Societal Issues Competition. The projects announced in this second round of funding will examine societal issues related to agrifood and natural resources. Inside every living thing is DNA — the blueprint of life. As life scientists develop innovations in genomic technologies, people and industries alike are changing how…
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Celebrating Canadian Scientific Excellence The Till & McCulloch Award In 2005, the Stem Cell Network inaugurated the Till & McCulloch Award in honour of Canadian scientists James Till and Ernest McCulloch (pictured), whose pioneering work established the field of stem cell research. The Till & McCulloch Award is presented annually to one researcher in Canada in recognition of his or…
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Dr. Larry Lynd, professor and director of the Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) on September 13, 2018. Dr. Lynd was honoured together with other 2018 CAHS Fellows at an induction ceremony held at the Marriott…
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Sam Fenn (Media Producer) and Gordon Katic (Media Producer), Department of Political Science | Michael Smith Laboratories Together, Sam Fenn and Gordon Katic co-host and produce Cited, an award-winning, syndicated, long-form radio podcast series. Telling compelling stories about academic research, the podcast makes research accessible to large and diverse audiences. Gordon and Sam have shown exceptional ability and passion in breaking down barriers separating…
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