Not Just a Royal Disease

George Stephenson has been living with mild haemophilia all of his life. George’s life was dramatically impacted by the disorder, as he explained during his speech at the 2017 Earl Davie Symposium. I was honoured to sit down with George after the symposium for an interview about his opinion on haemophilia and the medical field in general.


Mark Scott

Meet the Researcher: Mark Scott

From the Canadian Blood Services RED blog series, "Meet the Researcher," Fennie Easton van der Graaf, an undergraduate researcher at the University of British Columbia, chatted with Dr. Mark Scott, Canadian Blood Services’ senior scientist and a pioneer in immunocamouflage of cells to prevent their detection by the immune system.


Ross MacGillivray & Earl Davie

Interview with Dr. Ross MacGillivray, CBR Founding Director

Recently, Dr. Ross MacGillivray, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and one of the founding members of the CBR, retired after almost 37 years of work and dedication. We interviewed him about his experience and asked him about his retirement plans.


Deb Chen

CBR Member Profile: Deb Chen

Deb has been an integral member of the CBR in the Devine Lab since 2012 and has been involved in numerous activities. Read on to find out more about Deb’s insights regarding her academic journey and what she has been up to during her time at the CBR.


Health and Wellness Committee Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary!

The Health and Wellness Committee works to support all aspects of health among the CBR members. The committee is looking for new recruits to join in planning and organizing Health and Wellness activities throughout the coming year!


Dr. Chris Overall wins 2017 HUPO Award

The Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) recognized Dr. Chris Overall for his outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the field of proteomics. Congratulations to Dr. Overall and his team on winning the 2017 Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award!


The challenges of HIV research today: Interview with Richard Harrigan

Jenny Chik, a postdoctoral fellow in the Foster lab, got the opportunity to interview Dr. Richard Harrigan, Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Director of Research Laboratories at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS to discuss present challenges and future of HIV research.


Results are out! Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Natalie Zeytuni and J. Andrew Alexander from the Strynadka Lab, have received highly prestigious national awards.


Get the Scoop: What is the Health and Wellness Committee?

The Health and Wellness Committee was formed to improve the psychological and physical well-being of CBR members, by exposing them members to new skills, new ideas, and physical activities to help elevate stress and expand social networks.


Interview with Dr. Ross MacGillivray, the First CBR Director

One of the founding members of the CBR, Ross MacGillivray, reflects about the past, present and future of the CBR.