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Paper describing Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project published

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dr. Trevor Dummer and colleagues have published a paper in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that describes the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), which is tracking the development of cancers and chronic diseases in 300,000 volunteers over several decades to better understand the risk factors.

The CPTP is the national umbrella for several regional data-gathering efforts, including BC Generations, that will track people as they age.

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Amina Moustaqim-Barrette receives an award from CAHSPR

Friday, June 1, 2018

Amina Moustaqim-Barrette, a master’s student supervised by Dr. Trevor Dummer, received the 2018 Jack Boan Student Essay Award in the master’s category from the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research.

The title of her winning essay was “Sharing the jurisdiction over inequitable health provision: Who is responsible for barriers to health for immigrant communities in Québec?”

The award was to be presented at the annual conference for the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research.

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Three MSc students graduate from their programs

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Three MSc students at the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention graduated from UBC during the spring convocation.

Angelica Leon completed her thesis on workplace wellness programs and chronic disease prevention.

Ace Chan completed their thesis on cervical cancer prevention in the LGBTQI2S population.

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Centre trainees present at Canadian Nutrition Society annual conference

Friday, May 11, 2018

Christina Gu and Gaya Murthy presented posters at the Canadian Nutrition Society annual conference on May 3-5, 2018 in Halifax.

Ms. Murthy, an MSc student with Dr. Rachel Murphy, presented two posters. The first was entitled “Assessing willingness to try novel and familiar foods among British Columbia children: Impact of Food Explorers, a school-based nutrition education program.” The second was an infographic entitled “Health School Lunch Builder” for which she won first place in the CNS 2018 Annual Conference Infographic Award competition.

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Ace Chan receives scholarship from the LOUD Foundation

Friday, April 27, 2018

UBC SPPH MSc student Ace Chan has won a scholarship from the LOUD Foundation.

The LOUD Foundation invests in future leaders of the Canadian LGBTQ community.

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