UBC postdocs awarded Banting Fellowships

UBC postdoctoral scholars will each receive a $70,000, two-year Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship award towards advancing their research.

UBC recipients include:

  • Jonathan Foley, “The thrombin-complement connection: Gaining new insights into their cooperation in promoting inflammation and thrombosis”
  • Solmaz Sobhanifar, “Structural and mechanistic characterization of sensor-transducer membrane proteins BlaR1 and MecR1 in environmental sensing and antibiotic resistance in MRSA using cell-free protein expression”
  • Sarah Burch, “Sustainability governance:  triggering transformative change and policy innovation in response to climate change”
  • Temitope Oriola, “Less-lethal force options:  Canada police and the social consequences of electro-muscular disruption technology ”
  • Heather Walmsley, “Canada and the transnational human egg trade:  implications for women’s agency and global social inequalities”
  • Erin Jessee, Among the anonymous dead:  international forensic investigations in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide
  • Robert Colautti, “Ecological genomics of invasion success in Alliaria petiolata”

Established by the Canadian government with the intention to attract and develop the world’s best postdoctoral researchers, the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships grants 70 new fellowships annually, with funding provided through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

For more information, visit http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/about-a_propos/fellows-boursiers-eng.html