The Centre for Innovation was thrilled to once again partner with the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia to deliver their annual Lay Science Writing Competition. And with this year’s theme of “Challenges 2020”, it’s no surprise that the competition received many interesting, heartfelt and inspiring entries. The panel of esteemed judges, which included science and…
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Faculty of medicine researchers were awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research through the Operating Grant: COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities program. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Health, announced an investment of approximately $25.2 million in 52 research projects to further improve our understanding of COVID-19 and tackle persistent evidence gaps linked to this disease. Led…
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Congratulations to Victoria Claydon, professor in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology who is one of three educators to win a 2021 SFU Excellence in Teaching Award. These outstanding educators are nominated by faculty and students, and recognized for their enthusiastic and innovative teaching, their ability to stimulate students to think creatively and critically, and their demonstrated caring for…
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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have funded 354 research grants for a total investment of approximately $274m through the Project Grants: Fall 2020 competition. In addition, 97 priority announcement grants were funded to a total amount of $9,575,000 and 11 supplemental prizes were awarded for a total of $296,500. UBC researchers attracted a total of $25.6m for 41…
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Over the years, with the support of Travel Awards provided by the Centre for Blood Research (CBR), numerous Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Associates and graduate trainees have had the opportunity to attend scientific conferences and further their professional development. Although many conferences are now virtual, the CBR was nonetheless pleased to provide up to $500 to award recipients, who will attend and present at…
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Today, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced the recipients of their Fall 2020 Project Grants competition. Of the 354 grants approved, 41 were awarded to UBC researchers, to a cumulative total of $25.6m in funding. Of these, two were awarded to projects involving UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences researchers. UBC Pharm Sci assistant professor, Dr. Karla Williams, is co-primary…
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Dr. Collins Awarded CIHR Project Grant

Dr. Colin Collins has been awarded a five-year CIHR Project Grant for “Uncovering early mediators of lineage plasticity and validation of a metabolic vulnerability in neuroendocrine prostate cancer” (co-investigators: Dr. YZ Wang and Dr. Martin Gleave). This project will study two potential therapeutic approaches aimed at  preventing the onset of neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC), which currently has no effective therapies…
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Nine LSI research groups have been awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 2020 Fall round. Drs. Douglas Allan, David Fedida, Kenneth Harder, Jayachandran N. Kizhakkedathu, Robert Molday and Filip Van Petegem, and Robert Nabi received full grants. Drs. Eric Jan, Michel Roberge and Ivan Sadowski received a special COVID operating grant, and Dr. Kota Mizumoto received…
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Colijn, a Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematics for Evolution, Infection and Public Health has been researching and sharing her models of COVID-19 transmission in Canada and internationally. She has been quoted, interviewed and mentioned more than 1,600 times internationally, nationally and across B.C. including 9News Australia, CBC, the Globe and Mail and many others. She has contributed to BC’s and Canada’s public health response…
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Scientists at UBC’s faculty of medicine have received more than $8 million as part of a research funding announcement through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The funding, announced today by the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, totals more than $518 million. It will support 102 projects at 60 universities, colleges and research hospitals across the country, and will…
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