Once a year, the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) provides travel awards to Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates to aid in their travel to conferences and academic events. Any UBC Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate is eligible to apply, provided they have not received an award within the last year. Each award offers up to $1,000 to supplement other funding…
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LifeSciences BC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 21st Annual LifeSciences BC Awards, presented by FARRIS. These awards are presented annually to recognize talented individuals and organizations that represent the life sciences ecosystem in B.C. which includes; academia, health institutions, research & development, SMEs, government and industry. The award winners represent the full spectrum from discovery to commercialization, underscoring…
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Dr. Jerilynn Prior Awarded 2019 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize

Internationally recognized women’s health researcher Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior becomes the tenth recipient of MSFHR’s Aubrey J. Tingle Prize. Created in honour of MSFHR’s founding president & CEO, the Aubrey J. Tingle Prize is awarded annually to a BC-based clinician scientist whose work in health research is internationally recognized and has had a significant impact on advancing research – and its implementation –…
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On February 11, 2019, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO announced the 21st International Award For Women in Science, which honours outstanding women scientists from all over the world. These exceptional women are recognised for the excellence of their research in the fields of material science, mathematics and computer science. Their achievements will…
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The CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) in partnership with the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH); Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR); Institute of Infection and Immunity (III); Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH); Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA); and Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) is pleased…
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FHS professor Mark Brockman is one of three SFU researchers who has received a project grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) fall 2018 competition. Brockman and his team will examine how human T cells can be used to target latent HIV infection, bridging recent advances in cancer therapy with renewed efforts to achieve an HIV cure. Combination antiretroviral therapy…
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Two members of the UBC Faculty of Medicine have been recognized with UBC Killam Research Prizes for their outstanding research and scholarly contributions, including: Shoukat Dedhar Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Dr. Shoukat Dedhar’s research focuses on cancer biology and cell adhesion mechanisms, particularly on in vivo approaches to cancer treatment. Timothy Kieffer Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences Dr. Timothy Kieffer’s…
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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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