Impact of Giving
Gifts to the Faculty of Medicine contribute to improving health locally, nationally, and internationally. Explore some examples of what our students and faculty are achieving with donor support.
The first fundraiser for the Sensor Project was held on May 28, 2015, raising more than $13,000 for a life-saving initiative in the developing world led by UBC clinicians and scientists.
Chew Wei came to Vancouver late in his life. Tak Wah Mak made the same journey in his youth – first to the U.S., then to Canada. But the two men had much more than their migration in common: They also contributed mightily to cancer research in their adopted homeland.
The patients who come to the Faculty of Medicine’s eye clinic on East Hastings Street have conditions rarely encountered in the rest of Vancouver: repeated eye trauma, damage from HIV-related infections, venereal infections in the eyes, talc from injected cocaine blocking blood vessels. Such is the nature of ophthalmology in the Downtown Eastside.
Lara Boyd explores whether an unorthodox curriculum has a neurological impact on children.
Most Canadians wouldn’t associate their country with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. But, with 230,000 Canadians living with these diseases, Crohn’s and colitis have been called “Canada’s disease”.
For urban Canadians, access to physical therapy is rarely in question. For BC residents in northern or rural locations, however, access to health professionals can’t be taken for granted.
In early 2010, Victor Thay, a fun-loving friend, generous family member, and accomplished fund manager, passed away from sudden cardiac arrest. His friends, family, and even he himself did not know that he had been living with Long QT syndrome.
On July 25, 2014 the UBC Faculty of Medicine completed an update to its donor wall in the Life Sciences Centre, commemorating its wide range of generous supporters.
For more than 20 years, UBC radiologists have been funding — out of their own pockets — fellowships for residents and newly-appointed specialists from Canada and beyond.
Midwifery is a field of study caught between modern and ancient: an emerging field in Canada, yet a timeless tradition around the world. A new initiative will add even more excitement.