Member news: November 2018

Dr. Judy Illes with Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, November 20.

Pictured: Dr. Judy Illes (right) with Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada (left), following the Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony on November 20 at Rideau Hall. Image credit: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall © OSGG, 2018.


Drs. Lakshmi Yatham, Ian Mackenzie, and Howard Feldman were recognized by Web of Science as Highly Cited Researchers. This list recognizes world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top one per cent by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

Dr. Judy Illes and Dr. Janet Werker were invested into the Order of Canada on November 20. Read the Neuroethics Canada story, which contains photos of the event. 

Dr. Judy Illes awarded the 2018 Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics.

Celebrating a life of research: Dr. Janet Werker's Killam Prize.

AAAS Honors Accomplished Scientists as 2018 Elected Fellows, including Dr. Eric Eich.

New faculty member Dr. Mark Cembrowski recognized as Next Generation Leader by Allen Institute.

Canadian Open Parkinson Network funding begins collaboration platform to accelerate Parkinson’s disease research and knowledge; at the University of British Columbia, COPN is led by Dr. Martin McKeown and Dr. Jon Stoessl.

Dr. Tony Traboulsee, Dr. Shannon KolindDr. Liisa Galea, and Dr. Brian MacVicar were recognized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for being Great Supervisors.

Dr. Jehannine Austin was appointed Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC.

Michael Barrus (PI: Dr. Catharine Winstanley) received the 2018 Demetri Papageorgis Teaching Assistant Award.

Iris Coates McCall and Caitlin Courchesne (PI: Dr. Judy Illes) received awards at the 2018 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting.

Research cluster update

Educational neuroscience research cluster growing in numbers and influence.

Blue & Goldcast

The Blue & Goldcast is a podcast about higher education from UBC President Santa Ono and Dr. Jennifer Gardy. Listen to Episode 3: A Knock to the Head.


As the NHL and NFL struggle with an epidemic of concussions, we talk about brain science and sports policy. Santa, Jen and their guest, Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul, discuss mysteries of the brain, the social impact of concussions, and the role that Universities like UBC should play in making sports safer.

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