CDRD, The Centre for Drug Research and Development will be honoured with the 2018 BIOTECanada Gold Leaf Ecosystem Builder Award at a special Global Biotech Week event tonight in Ottawa. The award recognizes CDRD’s contributions and impact as Canada’s national life sciences venture, bringing together national and international partners to be a catalyst for Canadian life sciences leading the world;…
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BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards and the 2018 BCCHR Studentships and Fellowships. Outstanding Achievement Awards The Outstanding Achievement Awards recognize trainee achievements in research aimed at improving the health and well-being of children and families. This year’s recipients are: Outstanding Achievement by an Undergraduate or Medical Student Jacob…
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Six faculty members have been announced as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Election to fellowship in the CAHS represents one of the highest honours for members of the Canadian health sciences community. The demonstrated leadership and distinctive competencies of these individuals have led to remarkable accomplishments and advancements in academic health sciences. The inductees are: Karen Gelmon, a Professor of…
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Congratulations to the 2018 UBC Faculty of Medicine Award Recipients!

We are very pleased to congratulate the BC Children's Hospital investigators who are recipients of 2018 UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards. Winners include: Dr. Joanne Weinberg of the UBC Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences. Dr. Weinberg is the recipient of the Bill and Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement award, which recognizes extraordinary members of the Faculty of Medicine who have sustained distinguished careers at UBC.
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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, invested Dr. Martin Gleave as a Member of the Order of Canada on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Rideau Hall.  Dr. Gleave’s appointment was reported on January 6 by VCHRI News and re-posted on VPC News on Jan 8. Dr. Gleave is a Professor in the Department of Urological Sciences at UBC.…
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The Geoffrey L. Hammond Lectureship recognizes investigators at BC Children’s Hospital who have made a significant impact on improving the health and well-being of children and families, served as a role model and mentor to junior researchers, trainees and students over the last 10 years, and provided leadership to the community on the Oak Street Campus. BC Children’s Hospital Research…
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A total of fourteen UBC faculty members have been announced by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) as Fellows and as Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Nine UBC faculty have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada – the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada. Five…
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UBC MD/PhD candidate, Eric Zhao, is the recipient of the 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award. The award recognizes second-year medical students with an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge. A data scientist and health innovator, Zhao is committed to empowering patients and personalizing medicine. He co-authored over 15…
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2018 Faculty of Medicine Award Recipients

Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service. Amongst other award winners, Dr. John Cairns in the UBC Department of Medicine has been awarded the UBC Award for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty. This award recognizes faculty members who have formally been identified as mentors and…
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Congratulations to Kristina Kshatriya of the Bohlmann lab for being awarded the Peter Rennie Memorial Award from the UBC Faculty of Forestry. The Peter Rennie Memorial Awards are awarded to graduate students researching the environmental aspects of forest soils and trees. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Congratulations Kristina…
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