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Yu Tian Wang, Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon Chair in Stroke Research

Yu Tian Wang, Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon Chair in Stroke Research


To attract star talent and retain outstanding performers, the Department of Medicine establishes and awards chairs, professorships, fellowships and distinguished scholars. Support for chairs and professorships provides critical sustainable funding to promote outstanding teaching and research.

A chair is an award to an established scholar, scientist and/or educator to a position of honour within the university and the community at large. The holder of such an award is a full professor, has a record of accomplishments in his or her field, and plays a leadership role in this area at UBC. Chair funding supports research as well as a portion of salary costs.

A professorship is an award for the appointment or retention of a rising scholar, and brings a strong foundation of knowledge and skills to a specific area from which UBC’s research and clinical teams can build. Professorship funding primarily supports research advancement.

Fellowships help to train the next generation of medical scholars, scientists and teachers. They are the final step in one’s academic training. Fellowship funding supports a the salary of the fellow for a one or two year period.

A distinguished scholar award allows academic professionals who have demonstrated excellence and distinction in their field to be recognized and rewarded. Funding for distinguished scholars enables them to enhance their work and continue making notable contributions to health.

To inquire about giving opportunities for chairs, professorships, fellowships and distinguished scholars please contact:

Leanne Denis
Senior Associate Director, Development
Tel: 604.822.2207

Impact of Giving

Gifts to the Department of Medicine contribute to improving health locally, nationally, and internationally. Explore some examples of what our faculty are achieving with donor support.

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