Earlier this week, Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced more than $22 million worth of funding for genomics research through Genome Canada’s Bioinformatics and Computational Biology competition. These awards will support next-generation tools and methodologies which will help the broader research community manage the oncoming influx of data produced by new genomics techniques. Two Professors from the Michael…
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The Canadian Institutes for Health Research has announced its latest CIHR Project Grants and 32 members of the UBC Faculty of Medicine were awarded more than $17.2 million in grants including a bridge grant. A total of $20.3 million was awarded to UBC researchers for 31 projects at the university and its affiliated health authority research centres. The CIHR Project Grant is…
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Stan Floresco and Catharine Winstanley, professors in UBC’s department of psychology, received funding for their research—thanks to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and their Project Grant: Fall 2018 competition. CIHR’s Project Grant Program is one of their flagship funding programs. The program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems,…
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Every year, UBC recognizes outstanding faculty members with a Faculty Research Award which are meticulously selected by a Committee which spans arts and humanities, business, applied science, science, and medicine. This year, we would like to congratulate Dr. Martin Hirst for being awarded a 2018 UBC Killam Research Prize. Dr. Hirst’s research aims to further the understanding of the role of epigenetic dysfunction in…
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Dr. Julio Montaner Receives Senate 150th Anniversary Medal

World renowned HIV/AIDS researcher and advocate for Treatment as Prevention®, BC-CfE Executive Director and Physician-in-Chief, UBC University Killam Professor in Medicine, Dr. Julio Montaner will receive the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal. The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) at Providence Health Care is proud to announce Dr. Montaner is being recognized for his exemplary leadership and lifelong contribution to…
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Congratulations to UBC Pharm Sci PhD students Zeynab Nosrati and Sunny Yang for being named the 2018 recipients of the Mitchell-Dwivedi Graduate Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences. A selection committee unanimously agreed to award two prizes of $9,075 each. The Mitchell-Dwivedi Graduate Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences was established by UBC Pharm Sci alumnus Sarvajna Dwivedi, MSc’88, PhD’92, co-founder and chief scientific officer, Pearl Therapeutics Inc., together with…
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hree members of the Faculty of Medicine have been named recipients of the 2019 Certificate of Merit Award by the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME). The award recognizes and rewards faculty members who are committed to medical education in 17 medical schools across Canada. Maria Hubinette, Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Practice and scholar with the Centre…
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Dr. Karla Williams, assistant professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has received a Canada Research Chair in Oncology. Dr. Williams is one of 187 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 49 institutions across the country, and one of 12 new chair holders at UBC. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science…
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On behalf of Simon Fraser University, congratulations to Fiona Brinkman on being named a 2018 Royal Society of Canada Fellow. She is developing sustainable infectious disease control methods including better ways to track and control microbes more effectively and ensuring that children get appropriately vaccinated. http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/201… SFU’s outstanding research infrastructure supports researchers and trainees across the university. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc7O3… http://www.youtube.com/user/RSCSRC1
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Seven researchers in the Faculty of Medicine have been named Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) in recognition of excellence in their respective fields of study. The chairs include five new appointments and two renewals. Newly appointed CRCs in the Faculty of Medicine: Liam Brunham, Canada Research Chair in Precision Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, focuses his work on genetic aspects of cholesterol levels,…
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