The Link – December

THE LINK – DECEMBER 2011: Here are just some of the news and events of interest this month. For a complete list, visit The Link online at:


– Academic appointment announcements

– Leadership opportunities available

– Full Faculty Meeting: View the Webcast Recording

– Update regarding MD Undergraduate Program Accreditation

– Call for Applications: Special Populations Funds

– eHealth Strategy Office: 2010 – 2011 Annual Report

– CHES at the Research in Medical Education conference

– Winter Weather Conditions

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December 5: 15th Annual Transplant Research Day

December 7: Faculty Development Journal Club

December 8: Faculty and Staff Seasonal Concert

December 12: E-Mental Health Conference


January 17: NSERC Strategic Project Grants Information Session (Registration required)


– UBC receives $1M from Bell for online youth mental health outreach and research

– Physical therapy training set to begin in the north

– UBC’s leading role in diabetes research

– Bank of Canada releases new $100 bill at the Life Sciences Institute

– Some seniors recover faster than others after hip fracture and no one knows why…

– Vancouver Prostate Centre receives $6M for advanced stage prostate cancer research

– Aging boomers send city planners to the drawing board

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– Marjorie Docherty named as B.C.’s Family Physician of the Year

Kate Shannon recognized as one of Canada’s brightest young researchers

– Lisa Avery receives service award

– Carolyn Gotay recognized for quality of life research

– Pieter Cullis wins the Prix Galien Canada 2011 Research Award

– Judy Illes receives honour from the Society for Neuroscience
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Canada Research Chairs 2012 Internal Competition: Deadline February 10, 2012

Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Program (SSRP): Deadline February 10, 2012

REMINDER: Call for Nominations: 2011-2012 Faculty of Medicine Awards

The awards (for both faculty and staff) recognize exemplary and distinguished activities/service to the UBC Faculty of Medicine. The deadlines range from February 3, 2012 to March 9, 2012. Please see the website for full details of each award and nomination forms.