University of British Columbia has long fueled innovation and cutting edge research in Vancouver Quadra. Today representatives from TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, are in Ottawa sharing how their research is uncovering the secrets of the universe and driving our innovation economy.
Meanwhile, the Michael Smith Laboratories, GenomeBC, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Michael Smith Genome Science Center are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Michael Smith’s 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
The late Dr. Michael Smith is remembered as a great humanitarian, teacher and scientist. His research opened the door to entirely new fields such as genetic engineering and synthetic biology, and has led to new treatments for diseases like cancer.
Canadian researchers and universities are carrying on Dr. Smith’s powerful legacy. I would like to thank the thousands of researchers at Michael Smith Laboratories, TRIUMF and across UBC for driving Canadian research excellence.