A prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship has been awarded to Dr. Jonathon Briggs, who is currently working in the Brumer lab at the University of British Columbia’s Michael Smith Laboratories. Briggs’ research involves learning more about how complex carbohydrates are broken down, transported and used by bacteria in the human gut. Study of these mechanisms gives a better understanding of how to best feed gut…
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Twenty-four doctoral students at UBC have received a Vanier Canada Graduate Fellowship, and three postdoctoral fellows have received a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The announcement was made on May 16 by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario. Across Canada, 167 new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients and 70 new Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients were selected.…
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YWCA Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce the recipients of its 36th annual Women of Distinction Awards. More than 1,300 guests and volunteers gathered on May 13, 2019 at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver to honour inspiring nominees and their achievements. This year’s recipients are: ARTS, CULTURE & DESIGN Dana Claxton Dana is Department Head of the Department of Art History, Visual…
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Twelve Canadian Three Minute Thesis Finalists

The winner of Canada’s 3MT competition will be selected by a team of judges drawn from academic, media, and industry backgrounds. The winner of the People’s Choice Award is up to You! Support Canada’s graduate students by casting a vote for your favourite presentation – it’s easy. The video with the most votes cast during the period May 10 to May 26 will…
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Research funding often has restrictions and may not provide a scientist with an opportunity to truly explore beyond the parameters of the grant that supports their work. However, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award allows researchers to do just that with the hopes that the freedom will lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of childhood cancers. This year’s U.S.…
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UBC research into green chemistry and microbial bioremediation are among five UBC projects receiving funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants program. “When researchers, businesses and governments work together, they can turn their discoveries into the innovations that will improve the lives of all Canadians,” said Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, in making…
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Congratulations to Dr. Connie J. Eaves, Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia and Distinguished Scientist at the Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer, on winning the 2019 Canadian Gairdner Wightman Award. The recognition honours scientists who make transformative contributions to research that impact human health. For more information can be found on the Gairdner Awards website.
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UBC offers annual awards from the Killam Endowment Fund to Faculty and Teaching Assistants who demonstrate exemplary teaching skills and abilities, with the purpose of recognizing teaching excellence. We are happy to congratulate Dave Ng, Director of the Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory (AMBL), for winning the Killam Teaching Prize, and Linda Horianopoulos, Graduate Student from the Kronstad Lab, for winning the Killam Graduate…
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The BC Tech Association (BC Tech) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2019 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). “The TIA finalists are each excellent examples of companies, organizations and individuals who are fuelling new levels of growth and global competitiveness across British Columbia,” said Jill Tipping, BC Tech President and CEO. “Recognizing and celebrating these innovators is part of…
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Each year, the University of British Columbia Faculty of Science awards the Excellence in Service Awards to a maximum of six staff (including one Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate), two faculty members and two students in the entire student body. These awards recognize those who bring exceptional and positive contributions to their faculty and rewards their outstanding service. Congratulations to…
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