Eight of Simon Fraser University’s leading academic scholars have become the first to receive the prestigious title of Distinguished SFU Professor. This new designation recognizes their outstanding performance and achievements, and celebrates their international pre-eminence in their fields. The Distinguished SFU Professor title comes with a special requirement for members to share their work with the public through events such…
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Nine BC health researchers have been funded in MSFHR’s third Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) competition. Each will receive funding to advance their medical treatments, diagnostic tools and assistive technologies towards practical application to improve health outcomes and enrich the health innovation ecosystem in BC. Now in its third year, the I2C Program is designed to help BC health researchers advance their discoveries or…
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Canadian prostate cancer research leaders are receiving nearly $2 million to accelerate discoveries to save and improve men’s lives. Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember awarded the funds through the Discovery Grant program to support new and innovative research. “The future has never looked better for men with prostate cancer, but there is still work to do. We can’t stop as…
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Tania Bubela, professor and dean in the Faculty of Health Sciences, is one of seven SFU faculty members elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for 2019. Attaining fellowship in the RSC is Canada’s highest academic honour. As an internationally recognized expert in intellectual property and health law, she works to understand the legal, social and ethical challenges…
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Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service. Congratulations to our 2019 recipients: Applegarth Staff Service Recognizes outstanding contributions by UBC staff members to the Faculty of Medicine. Lindsay Lynch Dean’s Office Tien Pham Cellular and Physiological Sciences Ara Silva Family Practice Co-recipient Adrian Whitehead Family Practice…
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A total of nine UBC faculty members have been announced by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) as Fellows and as Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Seven UBC faculty have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. The fellowship of the RSC comprises over 2000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in…
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Eight Simon Fraser University researchers have been named to the Royal Society of Canada—seven of them as fellows of the society and one as a member of the society’s College of New Scholars, Scientists and Artists. Membership in the Royal Society is Canada’s highest academic honour. Established in 1882 as Canada’s national academy, the society promotes research and learning in the…
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Peter Wall Institute International Research Roundtables Awarded

The Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of the International Research Roundtable Awards. These research awards foster excellence in research and serve as a catalyst for collaborative research between international and UBC scholars. The roundtables provide scholars, community leaders, artists, policy makers and others with unique opportunities to explore broad themes within an interdisciplinary environment for two to five days.…
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UBC’s Carolina Tropini, an Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has been named as one of fourteen inspiring early-career researchers named across five CIFAR research programs. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program supports exceptional early-career researchers who show promise to be the research leaders of tomorrow. Through funding and mentorship, the…
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T-cells, white blood cells that can trigger or suppress immune responses, have long been seen as a cell type that could provide life-changing immunotherapies. Contrary to using chemotherapy or immunosuppressive drugs that have many negative side-effects, T-cell therapies work by amplifying natural human mechanisms. Dr. James Piret, a Professor at the Michael Smith Laboratories and the Department of Chemical & Biological…
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