A total of fourteen 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. Nine UBC faculty have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada – the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada. Five…
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UBC MD/PhD candidate, Eric Zhao, is the recipient of the 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award. The award recognizes second-year medical students with an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge. A data scientist and health innovator, Zhao is committed to empowering patients and personalizing medicine. He co-authored over 15…
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2018 Faculty of Medicine Award Recipients

Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service. Amongst other award winners, Dr. John Cairns in the UBC Department of Medicine has been awarded the UBC Award for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty. This award recognizes faculty members who have formally been identified as mentors and…
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Congratulations to Kristina Kshatriya of the Bohlmann lab for being awarded the Peter Rennie Memorial Award from the UBC Faculty of Forestry. The Peter Rennie Memorial Awards are awarded to graduate students researching the environmental aspects of forest soils and trees. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Congratulations Kristina…
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Congratulations to three deserving postdocs, Drs. San-Soo Han, James McCoy, and Samrat Thouta of the Michael Smith Laboratories for receiving the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) 2018 Research Trainee awards! The Research Trainee Program is one of MSFHR’s flagship funding opportunities. Since 2001, MSFHR has supported more than 1,200 Research Trainees ̶ health researchers in the training phase of their careers ̶ to protect time for…
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The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will honor Connie J. Eaves, PhD, FRS (Canada), Corresponding FRS (Edinburgh), of BC Cancer and the University of British Columbia, with the 2018 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize for her outstanding contributions to the field of hematopoiesis and stem cell research. This lectureship and prize is named after the late Nobel Prize laureate…
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The Research Trainee Program is one of MSFHR’s flagship funding opportunities. Since 2001, we’ve supported more than 1,200 Research Trainees  ̶  health researchers in the training phase of their careers  ̶  to protect time for research and career development, ultimately supporting the long-term success of the BC health research landscape. This year, 33 talented research trainees will receive salary support as they establish their careers…
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Congratulations to the BCCHRI CIHR Grant Recipients!

We are pleased to congratulate the BC Children’s and BC Women’s investigators who were awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Spring 2018 competition, as well as the BC Children’s investigators who received funding from the recent CIHR Foundation and Team Grant competitions. Our research community received more than $4.9 million in new grants and awards…
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Dr. Martin Gleave is the recipient of the fifth annual Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research for his work to improve outcomes from prostate cancer, which has spanned surgery, molecular manipulation in the search for new treatments, and managing the challenge of taking lab discoveries to market.  The UBC Faculty of Medicine bestows this award  annually to a Canadian physician or scientist…
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Four of Canada’s leading clinician scientists and researchers in heart health, brain health and cancer have been singled out by the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for their scientific accomplishments, and for their potential to make further contributions in their fields. The eighth annual Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize will be shared this year by two UBC faculty members: Andrew…
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