Department News

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Academy, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences.  Fellows are eminent leaders in the field of microbiology and are relied upon for authoritative advice and insight on critical issues in microbiology. Bill's pioneering research has yielded important advances in microbial catabolism and ecology and led to new approaches for bioremediation, new thinking about forest management and new therapeutic strategies for tuberculosis, asthma and COPD. Bill has... Read More

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Hancock on being named a “University Killam Professorship”. This is the highest honor that the University can confer on a faculty member. It is intended to recognize "faculty members who are extraordinary teachers and researchers, who are leaders in their academic fields, and who have received national and international recognition and prestige as a result of these characteristics".

Monday, June 6, 2016

Congratulations to Karen Smith on being awarded UBC’s highest recognition for teaching excellence and achievements (UBC 2015-2016 Killam Teaching Prize).  Karen has provided outstanding leadership, instruction, and student support in BIOL 112, which serves ~1800 students per year.  Karen’s award presented to her at the graduation ceremony on May 30, 2016.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

  Congratulations to Dr. Bill Mohn for receiving this year’s Murray Award from the Canadian Society of Microbiology. This award recognizes the achievements of CSM members who are making outstanding contributions to microbiology.  Bill is this year’s senior/established investigator award recipient. In recognition of this award, Bill will present a research seminar at this year’s CSM meeting in Toronto.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Congratulations to Gunjan Mhapankar!  We are very pleased to announce that one of our M&I undergraduate majors, Gunjan Mhapankar, is one of only 2 students from Canada to be chosen as 2016 "The Queen's Young Leaders award". The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Winners of this prestigious Award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential... Read More

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