Department News

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

“With funding and support, Grand Challenges Canada will enable Canadian and developing-world scientists to introduce innovation and solve persistent global health problems. Grand Challenges Canada is committed to unlocking the potential of developing-world scientists – working with their Canadian counterparts to tackle health challenges and contribute to lasting solutions.” Dr. Santiago Ramon is a Canadian Rising Star in Global Health Centre for Tuberculosis Research (CTBR) researcher, Dr. Santiago Ramon, created a two minute video to call attention to TB and... Read More

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Project Leader - Dr. Lindsay Eltis Co-Leader - Dr. William Mohn Co-Applicants - Drs. Steven Hallam, John Kadla, Jeremy Hall, Steven Withers Title: “Harnessing microbial diversity for sustainable use of forest biomass resources” Synopsis: The forestry products industry is one of Canada’s largest contributors to GDP; however, its role has been diminished by increasing competition, consumer demands for higher quality products and stakeho lder interest in improved forest management. A key part of remaining competitive involves... Read More

Monday, April 18, 2011

Dr. Daniel Stetson, May 25, 2010 Dr. Robert Finberg, Oct. 8, 2010 Dr. David Woodland, Mar. 3, 2011 Dr. Thomas Braciale, Feb. 24, 2011 Dr. Cheryl Stoddart, Mar. 15, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is very pleased to announce that Dr. Lindsay Eltis has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology ( This is a prestigious honor awarded by the Society and Dr. Eltis becomes one of 6 illustrious microbiologists in British Columbia to be members of this academy. The Academy is the honorific leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology, the world's oldest and largest life science organization. The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to... Read More

Monday, February 14, 2011

In May 2011 Dr. Julian Davies will receive an honourary doctorate from McGill University plus he has been asked to give a convocation address. Congratulations from everyone in the department of Microbiology and Immunology!