Impact of Giving

Shedding new light on life with personalized medicine

With the help of the Grech family's donation, a three year study was created, led by Professors Kevin and Cheryl Gregory-Evans using a personalized medicine approach to treating vision loss.
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A 25-year partnership in professionalizing occupational hygiene

The Faculty of Medicine has Western Canada’s only graduate-level training program devoted to workplace hazards and health impacts.
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Weaving threads for equity

When Laura Bulk, MOT’14, is on the job as an occupational therapist, she helps people who were injured in motor vehicle accidents continue doing the activities that bring meaning to their lives. If someone needs help getting dressed to be able to meet a friend for coffee on Fridays, she arranges a care aid. For […]
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An angel for ovarian cancer research

  Dianne Miller calls the family and friends of the late Hong Kong physician, Chew Wei, the angel of British Columbia’s ovarian cancer research team, OVCARE. “The generosity of Dr. Chew’s family and friends is beyond belief,” says Dr. Miller, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and co-founder of OVCARE. “They are like an angel […]
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A search to restore sight

Support from a family affected by a rare eye disease will advance research into a treatment for the condition.
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256 Channels of Hope for Families with Schizophrenia

Most people enjoy the sound of laughter, but not Wes Pahl. When Wes hears laughter, he is tormented by the thought that people are laughing at him or about him. He suffers from schizophrenia, a debilitating disease that causes delusions, hallucinations and disorganized thinking—a disease that causes people like Wes to live in conflict with […]
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A Venture-Capital Approach to Supporting Science

Cheryl Wellington knew a few tricks of the trade when she set out to buy new equipment for her neuroscience lab, thanks to strategic advice from the business veterans supporting her dementia research. Raymond Heung and Stanley Hamilton encouraged Dr. Wellington, a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, to contact the vendors shortly before year-end, […]
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A new home for sports medicine, with help from a pioneering physician

Chan Gunn's unconventional approach to treating neuropathic pain gained adherents at UBC's sports medicine clinic. His latest gift will provide a new home for that clinic.
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A surge of research into Parkinson’s disease

Donations channeled through the Pacific Parkinson's Research Institute are supporting, among other projects, a study of exercise's on people with the disease.
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A passion for exploration — first for diamonds, now for an Alzheimer’s cure

Chuck Fipke was spurred to action after learning the fate of his old friend, former B.C. Premier Bill Bennett.
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