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The Nobel Prize Series Part 4: A Grand Finale

The Nobel Prize Series Part 4: A Grand Finale

Beyond the pomp and circumstance of the ceremony and award, what happens after you win a Nobel Prize? In this last installment of the Nobel Prize series, we discuss the perks and problems that occur with winning this prestigious prize.

Nobel Prize Series Part 3: The Choice Between Acknowledgment and Atonement

Nobel Prize Series Part 3: The Choice Between Acknowledgment and Atonement

As scientists, we pride ourselves in our discipline being objective and truth-seeking. Which is why topics of gender and racial inequality make us uncomfortable: it’s difficult to come to terms with the fact that this “rational” profession is still subject to irrational prejudices. The Nobel Prize is an institution unfortunately not exempt from discriminatory norms.

Building Community and Connection: The CBR’s Health and Wellness Committee Fosters Wellbeing Through Virtual Times

Building Community and Connection: The CBR’s Health and Wellness Committee Fosters Wellbeing Through Virtual Times

The CBR Health and Wellness Committee has worked to create an inclusive, supportive and connected community since 2016, by engaging CBR members in social and physical activities. Despite the transition to virtual events, the team’s events continued to be popular and well-attended.

Dr. Agnes Lee appointed as the Associate Executive Director of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)

Dr. Agnes Lee appointed as the Associate Executive Director of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Agnes Lee as Associate Executive Director of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), effective May 1, 2021. In her executive leadership role with VCHRI, Dr. Lee will oversee activities related to clinical research and clinical trial administration within the VCH research community.

Dr. Hugh Kim Awarded Network for Canadian Oral Health Research Grant

Dr. Hugh Kim Awarded Network for Canadian Oral Health Research Grant

Dr. Kim obtained a $40,000 grant and brought together a team of researchers from UBC, the University of Toronto, and the Canadian Blood Services to collaborate on the project “Deciphering the molecular links between periodontitis and ischemic cardiovascular disease”. Co-investigators include Dr. Ed Pryzdial, Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Manoj Paul from the Kim Lab and UBC Faculty of Dentistry researchers.

Stem Cell Therapies in the Canadian Market (Part 2): Strengthening Regulations & Moving Forward

Stem Cell Therapies in the Canadian Market (Part 2): Strengthening Regulations & Moving Forward

This blog, the second in a two-part series, delves into the lack of regulatory clarity in the Canadian context that allows illegal clinics to exist, and the funding challenges that slow down legitimate stem cell products from reaching the Canadian market.

Stem Cell Therapies in the Canadian Market (Part 1): The Challenge of Unapproved Treatments

Stem Cell Therapies in the Canadian Market (Part 1): The Challenge of Unapproved Treatments

This blog, the first in a two-part series, addresses the outbreak of unsafe stem cell treatments across Canada, why patients would seek out unapproved stem cell therapies, and some potential solutions to address the issue.

From CounterFlow to Infection-Resistant Catheter Coatings: A Look into CBR Projects

From CounterFlow to Infection-Resistant Catheter Coatings: A Look into CBR Projects

From developing a life-saving powder to novel catheter coatings, we were delighted to chat with researchers from both the Kastrup and Kizhakkedathu labs to learn more about their respective CIHR-funded projects.

CBR Symposium in Honour of Dr. Ed Conway – Apr 15, 2021

CBR Symposium in Honour of Dr. Ed Conway – Apr 15, 2021

This playlist is a 3-part recording the Symposium in Honour of Dr. Ed Conway, which took place online via Zoom on Thursday April 15, 2021.

Cloud computing support accelerates COVID-19 vaccine improvements

Cloud computing support accelerates COVID-19 vaccine improvements

For the last 11 months, UBC biochemistry and molecular biology professor Prof. Leonard Foster and his team have been studying how SARS-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for COVID-19 – attacks the human body, in hopes of developing a more targeted vaccine with fewer side effects.