Minister of Science announces half a billion dollars in support for fundamental research through NSERC

2017-09-08T00:00:00-07:00September 8th, 2017|Categories: Announcement, News|

"When Canadaa s scientists and engineers have the opportunity to succeed, theya re able to make the discoveries that lead to ground-breaking innovations, sustainable economic growth and a stronger middle class. The hard work of these researchers also helps new generations of students master the advanced skills they need for the jobs of tomorrow. That is why the Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, announced today $515A million in support for fundamental research through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canadaa s (NSERC) 2017A competition for the Discovery Grants program, scholarships and fellowships. This is NSERCa s largest annual investment, [...]

Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research recipient Dr. Janet Rossant to give talk at BC Regenerative Medicine Symposium on May 10th

2017-05-01T00:00:00-07:00May 1st, 2017|Categories: Announcement, Symposium|

We are very excited to announce that the internationally renowned developmental biologist and 2016 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research recipient Dr. Janet Rossant, CC, PhD, FRS, FRSC,A will be giving a talk at the BC Regenerative Medicine Symposium in VancouverA on May 10th! Read more about Dr. Rossant's awardA here!

Blusson Spnal Cord Centre Lecture May 9th: When fibroblasts become contractile: benefits and problems a Dr. Boris Hinz

2017-04-26T00:00:00-07:00April 26th, 2017|Categories: Announcement, News|

Join us to hear Dr. Boris Hinz talk all things fibroblast! Dr. Boris Hinz is a University of Toronto Distinguished Professor in Tissue Repair and Regeneration with primary appointment in the Faculty of Dentistry, Matrix Dynamics Group. He has been president and is board member of the European Tissue Repair Society, Secretary and inaugural board member of the Canadian Connective Tissue Society, board member of the Wound Healing Society, the International Dupuytren Society and the Canadian Dupuytren Society, Senior Editor of the Journal Wound Repair and Regeneration, and Associate Member of the Faculty of 1000. Dr. Hinz works to understand the [...]


2017-04-21T00:00:00-07:00April 21st, 2017|Categories: Announcement, News|

Dr. David Glass is the Executive Director and Global Head of Muscle Diseases Research. A Dr.Glassa s seminar will discuss the Mechanisms mediating skeletal muscle mass, function and aging. If you areA interested in meeting with Dr. Glass, please contact Vittoria Canale atA [email protected] Read more about the Seminar here!

March For Science Vancouver – April 22 2017

2017-04-20T00:00:00-07:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: Announcement, News|

Are you ready to walk out of the lab and into the streets for science?! Whether you're a scientist or a science enthusiast, A join the movementA on April 22, 2017 to celebrate the very important role science plays in our lives. This movement is taking place globally because thousands of people who value science in their lives have realized that staying silent is no longer an option. There are over +450 marches being planned across Canada and internationally in +30 countries. Check Out all of the details on the March For Science Vancouver Facebook Page!

CCA Releases New Workshop Report on Regenerative Medicine

2017-03-09T00:00:00-08:00March 9th, 2017|Categories: Announcement|

On behalf of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), I am pleased to announce the release of a new workshop report, Building on Canada's Strengths in Regenerative Medicine. The report is an insightful, high-quality, independent study that overviews the current strengths and weaknesses in regenerative medicine in Canada, and identifies key opportunities for success in the field. Regenerative medicine has the potential to transform healthcare by treating previously incurable chronic diseases and genetic disorders. Since the discovery of stem cells in the early 1960s by Canadian scientists Drs. James Till and Ernest McCulloch, significant advancements in this field have followed, many [...]

SAVE THE DATE – Biomedical Technology-Industry Partnership Day

2017-03-07T00:00:00-08:00March 7th, 2017|Categories: Announcement|

Friday, November 3 10:30 a 5:30. Biomedical engineering and related disciplines at the University of Victoria generate strong connections between university research and local business. We are the home of the first accredited undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering in Western Canada and this event is designed to showcase our innovative research and industry partnerships in biomedical research occurring in Victoria and the lower mainland. Our first ever Biomedical Technology- Industry Partnership day is open the community, including students, faculty, local industry, and other interested parties. Join us for industry talks, a panel discussion, a showcase of BME projects, and a speed-networking [...]

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