Impact of Giving

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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An evidence-based alternative to MoodPanda

Professional-grade tools to track moods are rare. UBC faculty members, sensing a need, went to work. The result: MoodFx.
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Canadian diamond pioneer donates $9.1 million for Alzheimer’s research

Chuck Fipke's gifts include an endowed professorship and state-of-the-art brain imaging technology.
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Making connections: Canada’s largest integrated brain centre opens

The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health unites research and clinical expertise in neuroscience, psychiatry and neurology.
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