Impact of Giving

Expanding birth options closer to home

Sage Thomas wants to create a birthing center for her community of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and surrounding communities in the Interior of British Columbia.
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A path for a new generation of Black physicians

For Black students to imagine themselves becoming doctors, they need to see Black mentors, role models and students at the university, and Black physicians providing health care in their community.
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Dr. Lucy A. Perrone to lead UBC education programs in laboratory quality

A champion for strengthening laboratory systems and improving diagnostic laboratory testing in the global south, Dr. Lucy A. Perrone has been appointed as the inaugural Donald B. Rix Professor in Laboratory Quality at UBC.
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Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair in Rural Health

Dr. John Pawlovich, MD'94 is a compassionate family physician, respected mentor of medical students, residents and physicians, and innovator in the thoughtful integration of technology into rural, remote and First Nations communities to improve equity and access to health care throughout B.C.
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Access to early phase clinical trials in B.C. depends on investment in research infrastructure

For more than five years after Tom Schlegel was diagnosed with myeloma, standard treatments kept his blood cancer in remission. When these medications stopped working, he searched near and far for experimental options in hopes they would lengthen his life.
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Three ways mRNA could change the future of medicine

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anna Blakney’s area of research expertise—messenger RNA technology—wasn’t widely known by the general public.
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Visionaries and innovators converge at UBC to change the future of medicine

A unique opportunity at UBC has attracted researchers from across Canada and around the world—the opportunity to achieve the vision of a world where biology and technology work seamlessly to transform health and healthcare for everyone.
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Testing the water before taking the plunge

The opportunity to explore different laboratories and fields of research before selecting a thesis supervisor attracted Walid AlChamaa to pursue a PhD in biomedical engineering at UBC.
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Technology meets biology: Changing how we fight disease

Hear from UBC experts Dr. Nika Shakiba, Dr. Calvin Kuo and Dr. Manu Madhav about how the School of Biomedical Engineering is building a bold and boundless community of collaboration, research and clinical expertise fueled by patient experience to bring interdisciplinary, tailor-made medical solutions to patients faster and make them available to everyone.
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Community partners celebrate launch of UBC’s Drone Transport Initiative

The Stellat’en First Nation and Village of Fraser Lake recently celebrated the official launch of UBC faculty of medicine’s Remote Communities Drone Transport Initiative, a pilot project funded by the 2020 TD Ready Challenge.
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