Dr. Erin Michalak is the winner of the 2018 CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation: Patient Engagement. Dr. Michalak is being recognized for her work founding the Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD), and its groundbreaking participatory approach that allows people with bipolar disorder, researchers and clinicians to collaborate on research and knowledge translation projects. Dr.…
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Today, June 14, 2019, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced an investment of over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada for research excellence. The Canada Research Chair program helps attract and retain top researchers across the country. Today’s announcement will support 15 new chairs at UBC, 16 renewed chairs…
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Our government recognizes that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and thought breed great science and research. If we want Canada to achieve its greatest potential in research, we need the diversity of citizens and communities to be reflected in our academic ranks. Canada Research Chairs are world-class scientists and scholars from diverse backgrounds who are working on new discoveries and innovations…
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BioTalent Canada announced today that Mina Huang, Co-op Research & Development student with the Intestinal Team at STEMCELL Technologies, is the winner of BioTalent Canada’s 2019 Catalyst Award for Top New Hire. The announcement was made publicly at STEMCELL Technologies’ Station Street office in front of a group of peers and industry leaders. The winner will be awarded a cash…
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Fifteen exceptional people will be appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest form of recognition, Lt. Gov. Janet Austin, chancellor of the order, has announced. This marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the order. “I am so pleased to share congratulations with the inspiring individuals joining the Order of British Columbia this year. These exceptional…
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Early career researchers in the Faculty of Medicine received more than $1.2 million from the federal New Frontiers in Research Fund. They are part of a group of 18 UBC researchers with five years or less of experience since their first academic appointment who were awarded a total of $4.46 million from this fund. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science…
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Mohit Sodhi, a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine’s Experimental Medicine Program, has been awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal. The medal is awarded to the master’s student with the best academic record at the university. A second gold medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the best academic record as a doctoral student. Sodhi’s Master of Science thesis examined…
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One of the biggest public health challenges we face today is antibiotic resistance. More medicine is available than ever before, but with this advancement comes another issue that is quickly attracting more research attention. A recently-announced winner of a 2018-2019 Vanier Scholarship, Seyed Amirhossein Nasseri is looking into this issue at a molecular level by learning more about the enzymes…
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UBC researchers awarded a combined $42.6m in funding from NSERC through Discovery Grants, Research Tools and Instruments Grants, scholarships and fellowships. UBC FUNDING Th $42.6m in funding awarded to UBC inlcudes: More than $34m through the following elements of the Discovery Grants Program Discovery Grants Discovery Accelerator Supplements Discovery Launch Supplements for Early-Career Researchers Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants Discovery Grant Northern Research…
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Much is known about how HIV evolves and adapts to the human immune system during untreated infection, but in order to one day find a vaccine or cure, more knowledge is needed about the landscape of viruses lying dormant in the bodies of infected people, even when strictly adhering to antiretroviral therapy. Natalie Kinloch, a PhD student in the Faculty…
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