Nadine Provençal, an assistant professor in SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences and an investigator at the BC Children’s Hospital, is among 13 researchers named to the 2020-2022 cohort of CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program supports outstanding early-career researchers through mentorship, a global network, professional skills development, and $100,000 over the next two years to support their research. Provençal will further her…
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2020 Tri-Agency Award Recipients

The Tri-Agency Awards are awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). These awards support outstanding students pursuing a doctoral or master’s degree in a health-related field. Jaimy Fischer: SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral) Jaimy Fischer is a Michif with Red River…
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UBC’s Dr. Mel Krajden, professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, is one of 13 individuals being recognized for this year’s Order of British Columbia, one of the province’s highest honours. Dr. Krajden, also the medical director of the Public Health Laboratory and medical head of hepatitis at the B. C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), has been central to…
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Dr. Michael Kobor, department of medical genetics, Dr. Brett Finlay, department of biochemistry and molecular biology, and Dr. Sara Mostafavi, department of medical genetics, are part of a cross-disciplinary team that received funding from the Manulife CIFAR Population Health & Well-being Grant Program. The grant provides funding for CIFAR Program Members to study various social, behavioural, and public health-related aspects of COVID-19. The…
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BC Children’s Hospital is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2020 BCCHR Studentships and Fellowships. These awards give exceptional trainees the opportunity to pursue leading-edge child health research projects under the supervision of BC Children’s Hospital Investigators. BCCHR Studentships and Fellowships are made possible through the support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Congratulations to: Mining for Miracles Postdoctoral Fellowship…
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The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) today awarded $3.9 million in grant funding to 11 collaborative research projects. The fund will support a wide range of multidisciplinary research teams across 17 Canadian research institutions and their industry partners to address unmet medical needs in cancer, gastrointestinal inflammations, cystic fibrosis, Sanfillipo disease, Parkinson’s, and autoimmune diseases. “Investing in health research projects that…
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Championing Up and Coming Researchers: Trainee Awards

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) is proud to support tomorrow’s research leaders with the Top Graduating Doctoral Student Awards and the Rising Star Awards. These awards recognize outstanding efforts by VCHRI research trainees in research excellence, service as role models, and other contributions to the VCH research community. The 2020 Top Graduating Doctoral Student award recipient is: Shannon Lim…
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Dr. Larissa Kraus Awarded Walter Benjamin Fellowship

Dr. Larissa Kraus in Dr. Mark Cembrowski’s lab has been awarded the Walter Benjamin fellowship from the German Research Foundation. The fellowship is awarded to postdoctoral researchers who are in the eary stages of their postdoc career to launch their own research project. Dr. Kraus will be joining the Cembrowski lab in September, having recently completed her PhD in Berlin. Her research…
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Aniqa Shahid, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), has been successful in the CIHR doctoral research competition, winning the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award. In addition to supporting her current research, this award will help her with future applications for post-doctoral research opportunities, as well as other research grants. “It is…
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Growth and evolution lead in a world that’s built on change. This is a guiding belief for Justin Yu, this year’s 1st place winner of the SB3C Student Paper Competition, and he practices what he preaches. “Leaders need to be tenacious with their ideas,” says the recent Master’s graduate, “they need to be accountable for both their accomplishments and failures,…
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