Now entering its eighth year, the Public Scholars Initiative recognizes UBC doctoral students who are doing research that extends beyond the traditional approach. These students are doing work for the public good, in collaborative, interdisciplinary ways. The scholars are from nearly every faculty and discipline, and showcase the breadth and depth of research at UBC.
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Ten graduate students and medical residents doing research in the field of health have received the 2022 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health. Named after Dr. Sydney Friedman and his wife Dr. Constance Livingstone-Friedman, the Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health. Winners stem…
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On April 7, 2022, design teams from across UBC competed in this year’s Design & Innovation Day (D&ID). Student teams from various engineering-affiliated departments presented their design solutions for technical challenges that industry and community partners had set out for them eight months prior. The School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) invited a panel of faculty judges to score our students’ Capstone design presentations…
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Isabella Parrotta hasn’t quite decided yet where her life will go after she finishes her kinesiology undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia later this year. She’s mulling over medical school or physiotherapy, but right now, the 22-year-old wants to keep her options open. As the winner of this year’s BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) Outstanding Achievement by…
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SBME B.A.Sc. student Coralie Tcheune is here to do it all and then some. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) advocacy, Biomedical Engineering Student Team (UBC BEST) co-captaining, software development, a Skunkworks Hackathon commercialization victory, conferences presentations, Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Society Association (BMEUSA) projects…this well-rounded Cansbridge Fellow and Wesbrook Scholar has been on a steady path to changing Biomedical Engineering (BME) and healthcare for the better since starting at SBME in 2018.…
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Dr. Samantha grist works as part of an interdisciplinary team with Prof. Karen C. Cheung, Prof. Sudip Shekhar, and Prof. Lukas Chrostowski on developing accurate, quantitative technologies for diagnostic testing that are suitable for point-of-need measurements, in places like remote and rural communities that are far from diagnostic testing labs. She work as a Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Biomedical Engineering and…
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Dr. Connie Eaves, a professor in UBC’s department of medical genetics and the School of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected to the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in recognition of her transformational contributions to the field of stem cell research. Election to NAM is considered one of the highest honours in health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have…
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With a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering (BASc) degree and a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Dr. Favel has recently completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) and the highly competitive Clinician Investigator Program at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her supervisors at BC Children’s are Childhood Diseases investigator Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos and Evidence to Innovation investigator Dr. Cherry…
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Matthew Hickey is taking strides (and helping others do so) with the help of the 2022 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health. The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health, to bring new perspectives to their education, and further their career. Recipients are…
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SBME Master of Applied Science student Vivian Zhang has received the School of Biomedical Engineering’s inaugural Graduate Outreach Award. Outreach and public engagement are integral to connecting our School of Biomedical Engineering community to society. We value outreach that educates the public about the fantastic research that is being done in SBME, and we strive to inspire the next generation of biomedical…
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