Member news: September 2018

Renee Fleming (left), American opera singer and soprano, visited the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health on September 19 and is pictured with Dr. Jon Stoessl (centre) and Dr. Vesna Sossi (right).

Pictured: Renée Fleming (left), American opera singer and soprano, visited the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health on September 19; she enjoyed meeting several members of our research community, including Dr. Jon Stoessl (centre) and Dr. Vesna Sossi (right). For information on Ms. Fleming's interest in brain research, visit her website. Image credit: Paul Joseph/UBC. 


Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada as a Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Dr. Joanne Weinberg has received the Bill and Marilyn Webber Lifetime Achievement Award; Drs. Lara Boyd, Thalia Field, and Jehannine Austin received Distinguished Acheivement awards; and Drs. Jehannine Austin, Deborah Giaschi, and Claudia Krebs received Killam Teaching Prizes. Read more about the 2018 Faculty of Medicine awards

When life gives you parkinson's

Join broadcaster Larry Gifford as he shares his personal journey with Parkinson’s disease as a 40-something husband and father with a career. 

Mr. Gifford premiered his podcast When Life Gives You Parkinson's this September with an accompanying feature on Global News, highlighting his relationship with movement disorders neurologist Dr. Jonathan Squires and researcher and geneticist Dr. Matt Farrer

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Dr. Haakon Nygaard is working to find new ways to treat those living with the effects of Alzheimer’s

When dealing with our world’s most difficult problems, there are two choices: Either giving up and admitting defeat, or believing in our potential to shape a different future. That choice is at the heart of UBC’s latest national advertising campaign, called ‘The potential is yours.’

Featuring UBC faculty and students, the campaign highlights the importance of UBC’s research and teaching mission, and positions UBC as a university tacking society’s largest challenges, like brain health and sustainability. The campaign is also designed to stand out amongst other university campaigns and capture the attention of the general public.

The campaign will run on national TV, newspaper, online video, digital advertising and social media in two waves from September to November 2018 and again from January to March 2019.

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