20110916 FoM Weekly Announcements and Opportunities


In this week’s issue:

Funding Opportunities:

· Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation – Research Legacy Grant

Awards and Honours:

· Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation – J. Edouard Samson Award

· UBC Faculty of Medicine – 2012 Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes

Events:

· Gairdner Symposium

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation – Research Legacy Grant

Deadline: October 28, 2011

The Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) program enables orthopaedic surgeons to make designated donations to ensure continued Canadian research in orthopaedics. Established in 2006, CORL funds new and innovative research leading to improved patient outcomes. The award consists of a $20,000 grant to be used by the winner to further their research project. The award consists of a $20,000 grant to be used by the winner to further their research project. Please visit the website for details about how to apply.


AWARDS AND HONOURS

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation – J. Edouard Samson Award

Deadline: October 28, 2011

The premier award for orthopaedic research in Canada, the $15,000 J. Edouard Samson Award recognizes the best orthopaedic research over a period of five (5) years or more at a Canadian Centre and is intended to promote further research by the recipient. The recipient will present his/her research as a major lecture at the annual meeting of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. The award consists of a medal, a $5,000 prize to the recipient, and a $10,000 personal research grant to be used by the winner at the Canadian institution where he/she currently resides. Please visit the website for details about how to apply.


UBC Faculty of Medicine – 2012 Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes

Deadline: November 15, 2011, Midnight, PST

The Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes were created by an estate gift made to the University of British Columbia by Leonard Hubert Margolese.

Two prizes of $50,000 payable in Canadian dollars will be awarded annually, one in each of the two categories. The value of the Prizes will be reevaluated every third year. The Prizes are awarded with the expectation that the recipients will continue to demonstrate excellence in their field of work.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered for a Prize, candidates must be Canadian citizens holding an academic appointment in good standing and be active and productive in their career. They must be nominated by an expert in their field. Self-nominations will not be accepted. The nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart or brain disorders. The Advisory Selection Committee reserves the right to rule on the eligibility of nominees. A Prize will be awarded to a person employed by the University of British Columbia (UBC) once within a six year period. In 2011, a UBC employee was awarded the Brain Disorders Prize; therefore UBC employees cannot receive this Prize until 2017. The Heart Disorders Prize is still available to UBC employees.

Please visit the website for more information on how to submit a nomination.


EVENTS

Gairdner Symposium

Date: October 24, 4 – 6pm

Location: Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 1 (LSC 1), UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to two dynamic and high profiled researchers at the 2011 Gairdner Vancouver Symposium.

This free public lecture will feature:

Dr. Howard Cedar [2011 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient],

and

Dr. Michael Hayden [2011 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award Recipient]

More information about the symposium and poster can be found at http://www.cmmt.ubc.ca/events/2011/10/GFNP2011

More information about the Gairdner Foundation can be found at http://www.gairdner.org/

For questions or more information please contact Seetha at skumaran@cmmt.ubc.ca

Gairdner Lunch (Limited space available, registration necessary)

Lunch at the University of British Columbia with Dr. Michael Hayden
Hosted by Drs. Yassi and Spiegel
Venue: Michael Smith Labs
Date: Monday, October 24, 2011
Time 12:30- 2:30 p.m.

For registration and information: Jocelyn Conway at jocelyn.conway@ubc.ca

Lunch at the Child & Family Research Institute with Dr. Howard Cedar
Hosted by Dr. Michael Kobor
Venue: Room 3113, Child & Family Research Institute
Date: Monday, October 24, 2011
Time 12:30- 2:30 p.m.

For registration and information: Tanya Erb at tanya@cmmt.ubc.ca