Department News

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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Congratulations to Jacqueline Siu! We are very pleased to announce that one of our M&I undergraduate majors, Jacqueline Siu​, is one of 20 students across all UBC undergraduate programs to receive the Wesbrook award! Jacqueline was recognized as a Wesbrook scholar and awarded the Harold B. & Nellie Boyes Memorial, and the Harry Logan Memorial Premier scholarship. These awards are the University’s most prestigious designations and are given to senior undergraduate students with outstanding academic performance, leadership, and involvement in student and... Read More

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Kisameet clay exhibits potent antibacterial activity against the ESKAPE pathogens A clique of six pathogenic microorganisms (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species) termed 'the ESKAPE pathogens' are responsible for a majority of hospital-acquired infections. Due to their capability to avoid the biocidal action of antibiotics and the immune response, they present critical threats in nosocomial pathogenesis worldwide and their therapeutic choices are extremely limited.  ... Read More

Monday, November 30, 2015

Congratulations to Robert Ragotte! We are very pleased to announce that one of our M&I undergraduate majors, Robert Ragotte, is one of only 60 students worldwide to be chosen as 2016 Rhodes Scholars.  The Rhodes Scholarship is one of the most prestigious international scholarships and will allow Rob to join a community of future world leaders as he pursues his D. Phil. in Infection, Immunology, and Translational Medicine at the University of Oxford.   http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/rhodes-scholars-elect-class-of-2016/robert-ragotte Robert Ragotte... Read More

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