Sepsis—colloquially known as blood poisoning—is not all that rare. In Canada, close to 10,000 people die each year from it, and it accounts for almost 11 per cent of hospital deaths while being implicated in one of 18 Canadian deaths overall. The syndrome is starting to gain more recognition worldwide, with the World Health Organization establishing sepsis as a global health priority in May. Resad more.. http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/blood-ties-the-inspiration-behind-a-potential-sepsis-breakthrough/
Congratulations to Dr. David Oliver on being awarded UBC’s highest recognition for teaching excellence and achievements (UBC 2017 Killam Teaching Prize).
The Academy, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences. Fellows are eminent leaders in the field of microbiology and are relied upon for authoritative advice and insight on critical issues in microbiology. Bill's pioneering research has yielded important advances in microbial catabolism and ecology and led to new approaches for bioremediation, new thinking about forest management and new therapeutic strategies for tuberculosis, asthma and COPD. Bill has... Read More
Each year the Vice-President, Students Office presents the Alfred Scow Award. This award is granted to an undergraduate program or department that has contributed to student development. It is with great pleasure that I write to inform you that the selection committee, comprised of students, staff and faculty, has selected the Department Microbiology and Immunology to receive the 2016/17 Alfred Scow Award.
Congratulations to Dr. Hancock on being named a “University Killam Professorship”. This is the highest honor that the University can confer on a faculty member. It is intended to recognize "faculty members who are extraordinary teachers and researchers, who are leaders in their academic fields, and who have received national and international recognition and prestige as a result of these characteristics".