Congratulations to the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) investigators and their teams who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant: Understanding and mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, youth and families in Canada. Awardees are researching the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and well-being of children, youth and…
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Four Simon Fraser University researchers are among the country’s new and renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC). SFU’s chairholders are advancing research excellence in a wide range of fields, from improving sensors for autonomous vehicle safety using quantum technology, to better understanding how changes in sleep and circadian rhythms contribute to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. “I congratulate the four SFU researchers…
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Seven Faculty of Medicine researchers are among a group of new and renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) announced today at UBC. The university received funding for a total of 19 new chairs and three renewed chairs. In total, the Government of Canada is investing more than $151 million to support 188 new and renewed Chairs at 43 academic institutions across the country.…
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Congratulations to Frances Lock, research associate of Kuchenbauer Lab and Gabriela Segat, graduate student of the Weng Lab for receiving the 2021 UBC Co-op Supervisor Award. Established in 2017, these awards are held annually to celebrate outstanding companies and supervisors who have supported the Science Co-op Program and its students through work integrated learning opportunities. These awards recognize the many companies and supervisors who go above…
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On December 29, 2021, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, named Acuitas co-founder, Dr. Pieter Cullis, an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions to the advancement of biomedical research and drug development, and for his mentorship of the next generation of scientists and entrepreneurs. An additional 134 Canadians were also appointed to…
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We extend our congratulations to 2021 Zymeworks Fellowship in Immunotherapeutics recipients Ashina Nagra and Cindy Shaheen, both PhD candidates at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Created partly in recognition of the Noble laureate Dr. Michael Smith, this is the most prestigious internal award offered to graduate students of UBC’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Michael Smith Laboratories. With the…
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Dr. Connie Eaves Appointed to the Order of Canada

​The Governor General of Canada, Mary Simon, announced today the appointment of Dr. Connie Eaves as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Dr. Eaves is a distinguished scientist at BC Cancer’s Terry Fox Laboratory and professor in the Department of Medical Genetics and the School of Biomedical Engineering at UBC.​ She is recognized for her development of robust functional methods to quantify and characterize…
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This week, Dr. Edmond Kwan received the 2021 Amgen-PCF Young Investigator Award, and Dr. Kwan and Dr. Michael Cox were both recipients of UBC Killam awards. Dr. Kwan’s Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award (mentors: Dr. Alexander Wyatt, Dr. Gerhardt Attard) is for a project titled Integrated Tissue and Circulating Tumour DNA Profiling to Risk Stratify De Novo Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer Prior to…
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After beginning undergrad at the Art Institute of Chicago, Cristen Molzahn didn’t expected her path would lead to a career in biochemistry and molecular biology. The recipient of this year’s William and Dorothy Gilbert Scholarship, Molzahn thinks fondly of the science class that became a turning point in her life. Seeking a new direction after art school, Molzahn enrolled in a…
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Now in its fifth year, the Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) award is dedicated to support health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to conduct and apply research relevant to health and/or the health system to ultimately improve health outcomes in BC and beyond. The 2021 award competition invited a broad range of health professionals, and this year recipients included…
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