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Undergraduate Research Expo 2019

On August 15th, the annual Undergraduate Research Expo of the Douglas Research Centre took place, and it was a great success, with 20 poster presenters (a record), 15 grad student/postdoc judges, and over 60 enthusiastic participants. Prizes were given to the best poster presentations, given by the following students (also see attached picture):


Dr. Tak Pan Wong
In individuals facing depression, daily interactions and activities become challenging. Depression can be associated with social avoidance (e.g. refusing to enter situations in which they may be forced to interact with other people out of fear of judgement or criticism). Physicians and other mental health workers have documented a decrease in memory function among their patients dealing with depressive disorders. A research team based at the Douglas Research Centre and at McGill University has...
Congratulations to Dr. Kieran O'Donnell, former CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, for being recently named a CIFAR Fellow in Child & Brain Development! Dr. O'Donnell's exciting work on prenatal mental health and early-childhood development has gained the attention of the research community and we look forward to seeing his continued success.
On July 16, 2019, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of British Columbia announced that it was awarding Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD, the prestigious Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize, an honour bestowed upon Canadian physicians or scientists who make outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain disorders. Among other criteria, an important factor considered is "the candidate's impact on policy and practice, forging...

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