Honors and Awards

  • Highly Cited Researcher (Thomson Reuters) and listed in the 2016 World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds (highlycited.com). 
  • 2016 BC Health Care Award of Merit for Collaborative Solutions (for BC Cancer Agency’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Project (co-led with Dr. J. Laskin), Health Employers Association of British Columbia.
  • Highly Cited Researcher (Thomson Reuters) and listed in the 2015 World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds (highlycited.com). 
  • Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research, University of British Columbia, 2015.
  • Highly Cited Researcher (Thomson Reuters) and listed in the 2014 World's Most Influential Scientific Minds (highlycited.com).

    I was also featured in the July 4th, 2014 issue of Globe and Mail as the 2nd most highly cited scientist in Canada. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/examining-canadas-scientific-footprint/article19476174/).

  • 2013 Killiam Research Prize, University of British Columbia, 2014
  • Lions Club International Medal of Merit, 2012
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 2012
  • Canada Research Chair in Genome Science, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2010
  • Terry Fox Medal Award, British Columbia Medical Association, 2010
  • Order of British Columbia, Province of British Columbia, 2010
  • Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence, LifeSciences British Columbia, 2010
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, 2009
  • Frontiers in Research Award, British Columbia Innovation Council, 2008
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 2007
  • Merck Frosst Prize, Canadian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, 2007
  • Career Investigator Award (Senior Scholar level), Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2006-2011
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 2006-2007
  • President's 40th Anniversary Award, Simon Fraser University, 2006
  • Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws,  University of Calgary, 2005
  • The Best of the Best of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, The Caldwell Partners Int'l, 2005
  • Terry Fox Young Investigator Award, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004
  • Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, Simon Fraser University, 2004
  • Innovation and Achievement Award (to entire GSC staff), LifeSciences BC (formerly BC Biotech), 2004
  • Career Investigator Award (Scholar level), Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2001-2006
  • Top 40 Under 40 Award, The Caldwell Partners Int'l, 2000
  • Notable Canadian 35 and Under, The Globe and Mail, 2000
  • Outstanding Alumni Award for Academic Achievement, Simon Fraser University, 1999
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