Latest News & Events

Latest News & Events

Listed here are the latest news and event announcements from CMMT. Click here to view all press releases and special announcements. Click here to view all events.
News Ripples of Hope Pfizer Award granted to two dedicated researchers November 17th, 2010

Pfizer Canada is pleased to announce that this year's Ripples of Hope Award will be given to two individuals for their outstanding work in the areas of Mental Health and Rare Diseases. Safia Ladha is currently working towards a Masters in Science at the University of British Columbia in her pursuit of a career in Medical Genetics. Dr. Amber Southwell is a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics and is conducting research for the treatment of Huntington Disease (HD). "While at different stages in their careers, what Dr. Southwell and Ms.

News The Kobor lab Magic School Bus visits the BC Children's hospital October 31st, 2010

Dressed up as characters from the popular TV Show, the Magic School Bus, for Halloween celebrations this year, members of CMMT's Kobor lab visited the BC Children's Hospital.

News Many Mini Mind Promoters October 28th, 2010

A complex tissue is a mosaic of many cell types and subtypes. For a scientist interested in how a tissue functions or is organized, the ability to target gene expression to restricted sets of cells is a critical experimental tool. And yet, with a few exceptions, such tools are notoriously difficult to come by. Read more about the Pleiades Promoter Project

Event Gairdner Foundation National Program October 25th, 2010

Join us for an inspiring session with two prominent scientists and 2010 Canada Gairdner Award Recipients. This FREE event will take place from 4pm to 6pm at the Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC2)of the Life Sciences Centre in The University of British Columbia. Click here for directions.

Event 2010 International Gairdner Symposium October 25th, 2010

Discover health science careers and learn about leading edge research. Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to attend a symposium with two Gairdner 2010 award winners, meet health sciences experts and tour research labs at the 2010 International Gairdner Symposium


About the Event:
9:00-9:30am Registration
9:30-11:30am Presentations
11:30-12:45pm Lab tours

News Heal or Harm? The Truth About Prescription Drugs October 5th, 2010

Prescription drugs meant to make your child feel better may be putting her at risk. Now Canadian researchers, Drs. Hayden and Carleton, are figuring out why — and their work is saving kids' lives. Read more in Today's Parent

News Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Launches New Assessment on Canada’s Strategic Role in Global Health October 1st, 2010

Dr. Michael Hayden is part of the expert panel, launched by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS)to assess Canada’s strategic role in global health. Read more.

News BCIC Ripples of Hope Award for Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship September 29th, 2010

We are happy to announce Dr. Rhonda Wideman as the recipient of the 2010 BCIC Ripples of Hope Award in Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship.

The Ripples of Hope Awards were founded by Dr. Michael Hayden, Canada Health Researcher of the year (2008) in Biomedical and Clinical Research.

Event 13th Annual Hike 4 Huntingon's & YPAD Hunt for the Cure September 26th, 2010

Join the BC Chapter of the Huntington Society of Canada at the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve for a day of hiking along beautiful trails and fun family entertainment and activities! Join as an individual or in a team and enjoy a fun day while raising funds for local families.

Event Scientific Seminar with Dr. Kevin Hogeveen September 22nd, 2010
at 10am-11am (Room 3113 at CFRI)

Guest Speaker: Dr. Kevin Hogeveen


Development of molecular diagnostic tools for the evaluation of the neurotoxic risk of pesticide exposure


Refreshments will be served!