Impact of Giving

Outdoor play during child care to become more fulfilling for children

Children across Canada can look forward to more enjoyable and educational outdoor play thanks to a gift of $650,000 to the UBC Faculty of Medicine from the Lawson Foundation for a new research project that will seek ways to increase the time, quality and educational value of children’s outdoor play. The gift heralds the launch […]
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New UBC professorship to advance addiction medicine in B.C.

Dr. Nadia Fairbairn has been named the inaugural Philip Owen Professor in Addiction Medicine at UBC.
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COVID-19 collaboration saves lives of ICU patients

A research collaboration between UBC and Vancouver General Hospital examined how the immune system can overreact in the presence of COVID-19 and attack the lungs.
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Algorithms learn the language of medicine to predict cancer risk

Data scientist Dr. Aline Talhouk, PhD’13 has learned to understand the language of medicine—a cutting-edge advantage that is helping her develop a model that can save many women with endometrial cancer from unnecessarily aggressive surgery and treatments for a faster return to good health.
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Humbled to become a trusted ally

Children in Yukon don’t need a referral from a family doctor to see pediatrician Dr. Katharine Smart, BA’96, MD’01—she goes beyond the usual ways of delivering health care to reach more children and better serve Indigenous communities.
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Joining forces to improve blood research in Canada

Partnership with Canadian Blood Services and UBC’s Centre for Blood Research helps train the next generation of blood scientists.
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Investment offers hope for kids with epilepsy linked to gene mutations

The Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation’s recent gift builds on their incredible support of UBC in the past decade.
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The opportunity of a lifetime in clinical pharmacology

The impression made on a student by Dr. Sultan Karim resulted in a major philanthropic gift and a collaboration with Oxford University.
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The piano in the room: A lifeline in the BC Brain Wellness Program

Dr. Silke Cresswell is spearheading a program to help patients make lifestyle changes to support brain health.
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