The Ring

Joining the fight against cancer

Sat, 2010-10-30 19:26

A photo of Tran at the US National Institutes of Health.
Tran doing postdoctoral work at the US National Institutes of Health.

Eric Tran has known since high school that he wanted to use science to improve people's lives. Now, as the first student to complete the doctoral program in cancer immunology at the BC Cancer Agency's Deeley Research Centre (DRC), he's in a position to do just that. Tran has recently begun postdoctoral work at the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, with Dr. Steven Rosenberg, an internationally recognized leader in T-cell therapy of cancer.


Convocation: Erin Fairweather

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

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Fairweather

Since her final final exam, Erin Fairweather has been couchsurfing. But don’t get the idea that she’s a slacker. Winner of this year’s Jubilee Medal in the Humanities, Fairweather has been traveling through France, Switzerland, Germany and Spain living with people offering their couches to budget travelers through couchsurfing.org.


Convocation: Navraj Chima

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

A picture of Navraj Chima volunteering with the St. John Ambulance Brigade.
Chima volunteering with the St. John Ambulance Brigade.

Navraj Chima—BSC microbiology—winner of the Governor General’s Silver Medal for top undergrad is leaving his cello at home. His interest in microbiology began as a hands-on research intern with the BC Cancer Agency when he was a Grade-11 student at St. Michaels University School.


Convocation: Michael Fryer

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

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Fryer

The dinnertime conversation in Michael Fryer’s house may have centred on science and math, but it was never dull.


Convocation: Deanna Singh

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

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Singh Photo: Robie Liscomb

A passion for helping those suffering from the stigma of mental illness drove honours psychology grad Deanna Singh to the top of her class, earning her the 2010 Jubilee Medal in Social Sciences.


Convocation: Molly Janz

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

Molly Janz, Victoria Medal Award recipient for top GPA in the Faculty of Fine Arts, pulled more than heartstrings when she first began to beg her parents for a chance at the violin. She was only three years old, but she knew she wanted her fingers on the stranded steel of the stringed instrument.


Convocation: Anna Cox

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

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Cox Photo: Robie Liscomb

When BSEng grad Anna Cox went to class, it was a given that her peers will be wearing more facial hair than lip gloss. But the reality that males outnumber females in engineering has never given Cox a second thought.


Convocation: Nuttida Chieosongkram

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

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Chieosongkram

Nuttida Chieosongkram was an accredited nurse in Thailand, but when she moved to Canada, she did what many would find difficult; she redid her post-secondary education to continue working in her field.


Convocation: Anne Mitaru

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

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Mitaru

When graduate law student Anne Mitaru saw a posting for an internship with Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), she wondered, “Is this possible?”


Convocation: Dr. Mark Lipsett

Tue, 2010-06-01 14:00

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Lipsett. Photo: Gail Kirkpatrick

Graduating in the third class of UVic’s Island Medical Program (IMP) leading to a UBC MD degree, Dr. Mark Lipsett has launched upon a career trajectory aimed at outer space.