Congratulations to Dr. Florian Kuchenbauer for receiving a grant for his work entitled “Exploring APOBECs as therapeutic vulnerabilities in multiple myeloma” and Dr. Kevin Hay on his work entitled “Chimeric antigen receptor T cells secreting IL-12 and anti-IL-6 to enhance responses in multiple myeloma.” The goal of these grants is to foster and support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will…
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Congratulations to Louis-Alexandre Fournier (Stirling Lab) who has been awarded a CIHR Doctoral Award (Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship) for his project entitled “Investigating the role of ARID1A loss in cancer and its effects on R-loop accumulation and genome instability”. The Frederick Banting & Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral Awards (CGSD) program provides special recognition and support…
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Congratulations to Dr. Hugh Kim for receiving a NCOHR New Frontier Seed Grant! Dr. Kim brought together a team of researchers from UBC, the University of Toronto, and the Canadian Blood Services to collaborate on the project “Deciphering the molecular links between periodontitis and ischemic cardiovascular disease” and obtained a $40,000 grant. Co-investigators include CBR Principal Investigator and Canadian Blood Services scientist Dr. Ed Pryzdial, Postdoctoral…
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Dr. Marco Marra Joins Canada’s Medical Hall of Fame

A recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Marra is one of the world’s most cited scientists in the field of molecular biology & genetics with more than 500 scientific publications. He is a hand-picked successor of Dr. Michael Smith, Nobel and CMHF Laureate, who along with Dr. Victor Ling, former Vice President of Research at BC Cancer, was an early champion of genome research…
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The Distinguished University Scholar awards recognize exceptional members of faculty who have distinguished themselves as scholars in research and/or teaching and learning. The award is conferred by the President on the recommendation of an adjudication panel. This year’s winners include Drs. Connie Eaves, Jan Friedman, and Judy Illes from the Faculty of Medicine.
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Dr. Michael Cox is the recipient of a 2021 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. The Killam Teaching Prize is adjudicated within each Faculty, and within the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic. Dr.Cox is a renowned member of the UBC Faculty…
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The Kastrup and Kizhakkedathu labs at the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 2020 Fall round. The project grants aim to support Canadian researchers’ innovative ideas that will advance health-related knowledge, health research, health care, health systems and/or health outcomes. From developing a life-saving powder to novel catheter coatings, we were delighted to chat with researchers from both…
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UBC cancer researchers are part of a team that has been awarded the 2021 Team Science Award by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Dr. Poul Sorensen, a professor in the faculty of medicine’s department of laboratory and pathology, is the principal investigator of the UBC component of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation-Stand Up To Cancer (SUTC) Pediatric Cancer Dream…
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Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) facilitates clinician-scientists in their efforts to make new discoveries to improve the health and well-being of patients across their lifespan. Supported by the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, the peer-reviewed Investigator Awards provide salary support to leading health research investigators in order to allow them to reduce their clinical commitments and expand their capacity…
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2021 Three Minute Thesis @UBC Winners Announced

On March 31st, ten UBC graduate students took the virtual stage to see who could best summarize years of research in only three minutes. We learned about graduate work that spanned Faculties and research fields—from the discovery of novel antimicrobial fabrics that could help reduce the rate of infections in hospitals to the exploration of new modes of active travel…
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