National Prizes

The UBC Faculty of Medicine awards three national prizes to experts who demonstrate research excellence and innovation in the areas of cancer, brain disorders, and heart disorders.

Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research

The Dr. Chew Wei MBBS [HK] FRCOG [ENG] Memorial Prize in Cancer Research is awarded annually to a Canadian who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or development of therapies for cancer. Read more >

Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize

The Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize is awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain disorders. Read more >

Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize

The Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize is awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart disorders. Read more >


Prize Recipient Lectures
Each national prize recipient offers a lecture to the UBC community. This year’s lectures will take place virtually, and all are welcome to attend.

Dr. Nada Jabado, Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute & BC Cancer
Date & login details to be confirmed.

Dr. Salim Yusuf, Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize
UBC Division of Cardiology Grand Rounds
Thursday March 11, 2021 8:00am – 9:00am
https://ubc.zoom.us/j/95698932220?pwd=dTdLMDI3RmdxUFZxMUlnUXEwdnJMUT09
Meeting ID: 956 9893 2220 Password: 932220

Dr. Peter St George-Hyslop, Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize
The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Neuroscience Research Colloquium
Friday April 30, 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm
Login details will be posted here

Dr. Molly Shoichet, Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize
The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Neuroscience Research Colloquium
Friday May 7, 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm
Login details will be posted here