Three faculty members inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Three UBC faculty members have been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

Election to fellowship in the CAHS represents one of the highest honours for members of the Canadian health sciences community. The demonstrated leadership and distinctive competencies of these individuals have led to remarkable accomplishments and advancements in academic health sciences. The induction ceremony was held during the CAHS Forum and Annual General Meeting, which took place in Ottawa on September 17 and 18.

The three faculty members inducted are:

Dr. Dana DevineDana Devine
Professor in Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dana Devine has longstanding research expertise in blood products, transfusion medicine, platelet biology, complement biochemistry, and coagulation. She is a founding member of the Centre for Blood Research (CBR). Internationally recognized for her impact on the field of blood transfusion through both research and mentorship. Her innovative efforts to improve blood product quality have shifted our approach to transfusion products. Her work to establish new structures to foster transfusion science in Canada has helped to create a renewed transfusion research community.




 Jean Shoveller
Professor in the School of Population and Public Health

Jean Shoveller is an outstanding public health scholar whose leadership and vision has contributed to system change nationally and internationally. Founding member of UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, she led the Social and Life Course Theme and served on the Senior Executive Committee. As the Centre Director at UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership and the Co-Chair of Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada she fostered new understandings of the social determinants of health. Founder of the UBC Youth Sexual Health Team.




RWong_200X232 Roger Wong
Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine
Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education

Roger Wong has made significant impact in the field of geriatrics. He founded the Acute Care for Elders unit, a model of care that is replicated across Canada, in Australia and China. As President of Canadian Geriatrics Society, he was instrumental in facilitating the successful indexing of the first Canadian geriatrics scientific journal in PubMed. Dr. Wong has also delivered many lectureships in the Asia-Pacific Rim, authored high-impact editorial/commentaries and chapters in textbooks, including the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine. He has also developed an innovative curriculum on quality improvement — now a model for residency programs in Canada and the topic of his new book published with the Royal College.