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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CDRD, The Centre for Drug Research and Development will be honoured with the 2018 BIOTECanada Gold Leaf Ecosystem Builder Award at a special Global Biotech Week event tonight in Ottawa. The award recognizes CDRD’s contributions and impact as Canada’s national life sciences venture, bringing together national and international partners to be a catalyst for Canadian life sciences leading the world;…
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BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards and the 2018 BCCHR Studentships and Fellowships. Outstanding Achievement Awards The Outstanding Achievement Awards recognize trainee achievements in research aimed at improving the health and well-being of children and families. This year’s recipients are: Outstanding Achievement by an Undergraduate or Medical Student Jacob…
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Six faculty members have been announced as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Election to fellowship in the CAHS represents one of the highest honours for members of the Canadian health sciences community. The demonstrated leadership and distinctive competencies of these individuals have led to remarkable accomplishments and advancements in academic health sciences. The inductees are: Karen Gelmon, a Professor of…
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Congratulations to the 2018 UBC Faculty of Medicine Award Recipients!

We are very pleased to congratulate the BC Children's Hospital investigators who are recipients of 2018 UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards. Winners include: Dr. Joanne Weinberg of the UBC Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences. Dr. Weinberg is the recipient of the Bill and Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement award, which recognizes extraordinary members of the Faculty of Medicine who have sustained distinguished careers at UBC.
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