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.
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.
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
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
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