Order of Canada Awarded to SFU’s Bob Hogg

Robert Hogg has been inducted as a member of the Order of Canada thanks to his extensive contributions to HIV/AIDS research. Hogg has been a member of the SFU Health Sciences Faculty since 2006 where he helped to establish the SFU Interdisciplinary Research Centre for HIV (SIRCH). On his move to SFU Health Sciences Faculty Hogg says “It was a…
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Dr. David Huntsman Receives 2018 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize

World-renowned expert in cancer genetics, Dr. Huntsman is the recipient of the 2018 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize. Created in honour of MSFHR’s founding president & CEO, this award is given annually to a British Columbia clinician scientist whose work in health research has had a significant impact on advancing research and improving health, and the health system, in BC and…
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The editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers have named Mitacs, a national not-for-profit organization, as one of British Columbia’s top employers for 2018. The award reflects excellence in social, financial, and professional aspects of the workplace and employee experience. The editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers considered Mitacs for its commitment to creating a positive experience at all stages of…
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LifeSciences BC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 20th Annual LifeSciences BC Awards, presented by FARRIS. These awards are presented annually to recognize talented individuals and organizations that represent the life sciences ecosystem in B.C. which includes; academia, health institutions, government and industry. The award winners represent the full spectrum from discovery to commercialization, underscoring the depth of…
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Dr. Natalie Strynadka is a Distinguished Professor and researcher in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia and a member of the Centre for Blood Research (CBR). She is known for her research in the fields of antibiotic resistance and biophysics. Dr. Strynadka recently received the honour of being chosen as the 2018 Fellow…
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Congratulations to the CIHR 2017 Project Grant Recipients

We are pleased to congratulate the BC Children’s and BC Women’s investigators who were awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fall 2017 competitions. Our research community received more than $8 million in new grants and awards. BC Children’s and BC Women’s investigators obtained 10 of the 59 full Project Grants awarded to UBC. Most of the investigators…
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Three faculty members have received the 2018 Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit Award. This award promotes, recognizes and rewards faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools. The recipients, Drs. Brenda Hardie, Adam Peets and Joana Gil-Mohapel will be recognized at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) in Halifax from April 28 to May 1,…
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St. Paul’s Foundation is grateful to the Ajaib (Jab) and Nirmal (Munni) Sidhoo Charities Endowment Fund and donors to the St. Paul’s Hospital Pulmonary Research Endowment Fund for supporting a Postdoctoral Research Grant Program. The award winners were Drs. Amrit Singh and Alex Leung in the cardiovascular category, and Dr. Miranda Kirby in the pulmonary category! This program supports promising…
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Yinan Li, a graduate student in Dr. Xuesen Dong’s lab, has won the Best Scientific Paper on Fundamental Research published in European Urology in 2017 for the paper “SRRM4 Drives Neuroendocrine Transdifferentiation of Prostate Adenocarcinoma Under Androgen Receptor Pathway Inhibition“. This award will be presented at the 2018 EAU Annual Meeting, held this March in Copenhagen, Denmark. Funds for this…
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Four members of the Faculty of Medicine are being recognized by UBC’s Faculty Research Awards. Winners of these awards were selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee, which spans arts and humanities, business, education, applied science, science and medicine. Congratulations to Drs. Pat Camp, Corinne Hohl, Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu, and Ian Pike!
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