UBC Reports | Vol. 52 | No. 9 | Sep. 12, 2006
Appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, UBC Prof. Brett Finlay is an international leader in bacterial disease research and is also the UBC Peter Wall Institute Distinguished Professor and winner of the national 2006 Killam Research Prize in the Health Sciences. Finlay has also recently received the Flavelle Medal, awarded by the Royal Society of Canada for an outstanding contribution to biological science.
UBC Chemistry Prof. Emeritus David Dolphin adds the title Officer of the Order of Canada to his 2005 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, widely recognized as the country’s most prestigious science award. His groundbreaking achievement is the research that led to the creation of Visudyne™ — the world’s first treatment for age-related mascular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness.
Harvey Thommasen, an Asst. Clinical Prof. in UBC’s Dept. of Family Practice Medicine, has been appointed Member of the Order of Canada. Thommasen has published several research projects on physician retention and burnout/depression in rural BC communities.
The Royal Society of Canada has given the Alice Wilson Award to Asst. Prof. of Physical Therapy Teresa Liu-Ambrose for outstanding academic qualifications entering a career in scholarship and research at the postdoctoral level. Liu-Ambrose’s research interests are in fracture prevention.