The Rising Stars program was established to celebrate Dr. Connie Eaves’ Gairdner Wightman Award, her election to the Royal Society in the UK and her appointment to the Order of Canada. A pioneer in her field, Dr. Eaves has been a mentor to many young researchers at BC Cancer and a long-time advocate for equal opportunities in cancer research. To…
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Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service. “These awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of faculty and staff who embody our values of respect, integrity, compassion, collaboration and equity — helping us to transform health for everyone.”
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Dr. Michael Kobor has been awarded the 2022 Geoffrey L. Hammond Lectureship. The former, and inaugural, director of the Healthy Starts Research Theme at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), senior scientist at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) and professor at The University of British Columbia (UBC) was nominated for his pioneering research, visionary leadership, and dedication to mentorship.
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Faculty of medicine researchers are among the UBC awardees of BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) funding. Over $20 million was awarded for 78 research projects being led by researchers at UBC. “As part of our StrongerBC Economic Plan and commitment to prepare people for the jobs of tomorrow, we are investing in research capabilities at B.C. post-secondary institutions to help solve some…
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The BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) has announced funding to support research infrastructure and innovation at post-secondary institutions. Overall, UBC researchers have been awarded over $20 million for 78 research projects. Congratulations to the eight Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health members who received nearly $5 million in funding for their projects:
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CFI Grants John R. Evans Leaders Fund to SBME Professors

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is set to invest over $64 million in research infrastructure funding towards universities across the country to spark discoveries that will drive our world forward. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced this contribution through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) to help institutions competitively recruit and retain outstanding researchers by helping acquire…
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The BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) has awarded over $20 million for 78 research projects being led by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The B.C. Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) supports the development of research infrastructure, like labs and equipment. The BCKDF helps B.C.’s institutions attract researchers, skilled technicians, and research users. This research infrastructure funding will foster innovation, help…
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Health Research BC’s funding for 71 researchers through the 2022 Scholar and Research Trainee competitions will help develop, attract and retain BC’s best and brightest health researchers and support the advancement of world-class health research in BC. The Scholar and Research Trainee Programs specifically support BC’s next generation of health researchers. This year’s awardees are investigating diverse research areas including:…
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Congratulations Michael Smith Health Research Award Recipients

Congratulations to the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute investigators who have been given Michael Smith Health Research BC 2022 Scholar and Research Trainee awards! Dr. Jessica Dennis, Dr. Ramon Klein Geltink and Dr. Marianne Vidler have each received a Scholar award. Dr. Anne-Sophie Archambault, Dr. Michael Asamoah-Boaheng, Dr. Alberto Delaidelli, Dr. Olivia De-Jongh González, Dr. Raghu Sundaresan Nagalingam, and Dr. Yashodani Pillay have received Research Trainee awards.
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Dr. Kotaro Suzuki joins over 1,400 Research Trainee award holders from Michael Smith Health Research BC who reflect the best and brightest of BC’s health research talent. Dr. Suzuki joined Dr. Martin Gleave’s research team at the Vancouver Prostate Centre in the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia as a postdoctoral research fellow. Current research at…
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