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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) from September 21-25 aims to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to research and discovery. Postdocs in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology are an essential part of our research that we like to celebrate every week. As we navigate this year’s new way of learning and researching, we know that the hard work of our postdocs will help get us to where we need to be. To celebrate the importance of their research, we spoke with three M&I Postdoctoral Fellows: Tomas Richardson-Sanchez,... Read More

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

LSI’s Carolina Tropini, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the School of Biomedical Engineering, has been named as the winner of this year’s Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award in the field of Engineering. The award provides US$50,000 a year over a three-year period to outstanding female academic leaders working in science, technology, engineering, math, manufacturing and design. Dr. Tropini is the first Canadian to be honoured with this award. Since the launch of the global WiSTEM2D initiative in 2017, only three... Read More

Thursday, June 25, 2020

  Viruses have helped to sculpture life and the world we live on.   By 2019 Wall Scholar Curtis Suttle, a Professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada at the University of British Columbia, where he shares an office with billions of viruses.   The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is just the latest in what seems to be a never-ending war against the spread of viral diseases; Measles, Influenza, HIV, Ebola, Zika, SARS. It is estimated that the Spanish flu killed 50 to 100 million people worldwide, and that smallpox killed more than 20 million people... Read More

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Fourth-year student Farhang Ahadzadeh is graduating this year (May, 2020) with his BSc in Microbiology and Immunology. When asked how he was going to celebrate, he shared that no matter how it’s done – it’s something he and his parents are both really looking forward to. “Back in my home country, because of my religion, Baha’i faith, I was banned from attending university and obtaining higher education,” he shares. “Now that I’m graduating, it reminds me of all the sacrifices my parents did for me, all the hardships that I have gone... Read More

Friday, April 3, 2020

  Students make significant contribution toward getting their degree and we recognize how challenging this time must be. During these unexpected changes, money can be especially hard to balance with everything else going on.   The Government of British Columbia and UBC are providing various forms of financial support for students in need.    Province of BC   Starting March 30, 2020 – BC student loan payments are automatically frozen for six months (until September 2020).    The Province of British Columbia has also... Read More