In its 20th year, the Canada Research Chairs Program continues to provide opportunities for researchers to excel in their fields, and build teams of experts at Canadian institutions. In winter 2020, the second of two cycles of funding to be announced this year, the Government of Canada is investing approximately $195 million towards 260 new and renewed Chairs at 47 institutions across…
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Fifteen BC Cancer clinicians and scientists have been named in Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list announced last week. Each has been ranked in the top one per cent in their fields using a method of data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. For BC Cancer, those fields include clinical…
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The BC Cancer Excellence Awards highlight the incredible individuals and teams who work to ensure that British Columbians receive world-class, patient-centred cancer screening, treatment and support, or benefit from new discoveries that are helping change the face of cancer. Giovanna Cameron, supervisor of the Clinical Cell Therapy Laboratory (CCTL), was recognized with a 2020 BC Cancer Excellence Award in the…
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There are more than 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), an autoimmune disease with no known cause or cure, resulting in the dysfunction, damage or loss of pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin in our bodies. People with T1D must treat themselves with insulin several times per day to keep their blood glucose levels normal, and despite their…
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UBC faculty of medicine’s Drs. B. Lynn Beattie, Joseph Connors, Carol Herbert and Roger Wong have been appointed to the Order of Canada. They are among 114 Canadian appointees announced today by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. Considered one of the country’s highest civilian honours, the Order of Canada recognizes those who have enriched the lives of others…
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UBC Pharm Sci professor and dean emeritus, Dr. John McNeill, was today appointed as a Member (C.M.) of the Order of Canada in recognition of his ground-breaking research into the links between cardiac disease and diabetes. The Order of Canada—established in 1967—is one of the highest honours awarded to Canadian citizens and is presented annually by the governor general in…
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SFU researchers are continuing to advance COVID-19 related research—from diagnostics to treatment—with more than $1 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) through its Exceptional Opportunities Fund (EOF-COVID-19). The funding, announced Friday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is part of almost $28 million for research equipment related to COVID-19. The EOF-COVID-19 fund was created for instances where “an exceptional…
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Dr. Mark Cembrowski is among twenty neuroscientists in Canada awarded $100,000 each in research funding, as part of Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program. Anchored by a $5M gift from the Azrieli Foundation, this novel funding model is intended to enable paradigm-changing brain research with the aim of improving the lives of all Canadians. “I was excited,…
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Dr. Michael Hayden, a Killam professor in the department of medical genetics and researcher at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, is this year’s recipient of the David Dubinsky Humanitarian Award. Dr. Hayden is recognized for pioneering discoveries in research on neurodegeneration and the translation of these into diagnostics and new therapeutic development. His work includes developing treatments for…
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