Impact of Giving

New collaboration to better understand the causes of Alzheimer’s disease

Each day in his clinic, neurologist Dr. Haakon Nygaard helps patients with Alzheimer’s disease and their families navigate a relentless journey that often involves memory loss, changes in language, anxiety and depression.
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Inspiration surrounds future Indigenous physicians

Dr. Dennis Wardman and his family established a scholarship to recognize top Indigenous students pursuing medicine at UBC. More than a financial incentive, he hopes the scholarship signals to students that there is a supportive community surrounding them who wants to help them find a way to share their unique talents and improve health outcomes for communities across Canada.
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Investing in the future of lab quality

Early in his career as a family physician, Dr. Donald Rix, CM, OBC (1931-2009) recognized the importance of laboratory medicine. To honour his legacy, the Rix Family Foundation has donated $1.5 million to the UBC Faculty of Medicine to establish the Donald B. Rix Professorship in Laboratory Quality at UBC.
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$3M gift to accelerate UBC Alzheimer’s research

The need for new therapies and state-of-the-art care for Canadians with Alzheimer’s disease has motivated three longtime friends to donate $3 million to the UBC Faculty of Medicine for research to identify ways to protect the brain as Alzheimer’s progresses.
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Readying the leaders of tomorrow for health system transformation

One of Dr. David Hsu’s fondest memories from graduate school at UBC is discussing current health policy issues with fellow students and senior managers in British Columbia's health care system at the home of his professor and mentor, Dr. Anne Crichton (1920-2007).
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The 21st century house call: Is virtual health here to stay?

Hear from UBC experts Dr. Kendall Ho, Dr. Silke Cresswell and Dr. John Pawlovich as they share their insights on how the use of technology to improve access to health care in rural and remote communities during the last few decades has paved the way for rapid uptake of virtual health and predictions for the future.
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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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