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Welcome to Pathology's Bi-Weekly Bulletin | August 19th, 2022

In Remembrance of Dr. Donald M. McLean (1926-2022)
Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. McLean played an important role in the creation of the BMLSc Program in the early 1980s. He coordinated and taught the course PATH 327 Medical Microbiology for many years and continued to give lectures in the course for 22 years after retiring in 1991.

In 1992, an academic prize was established in his honour and is awarded annually to the graduating BMLSc student with the highest standing in PATH 327. Dr. McLean personally presented the prize to the winner every year up until 2018.

Dr. McLean maintained his connection to the BMLSc Program through weekly treks to UBC, most often by bicycle. We looked forward to his visits to the BMLSc offices and his updates on his many travels, his wife Joyce’s hand-knitted items, which she donated to Regent College and he delivered, his upcoming publications, or the next virology conference he was off to.

Dr. McLean’s passion for his work and his enjoyment of teaching was apparent. He was a vibrant, dedicated, genuine and kind man, a teacher and an academic who showed us all how to be our best selves in work and in life. We will miss him greatly.

Call for Pathology Day committee member volunteers

We are currently looking for Academic and Clinical Faculty Members who are interested in Co-chairing the 2023 PathDay. Faculty who are interested in these roles should contact Genevieve MacMillan.

Latest research stories!

Faculty of Medicine features Dr. Zu-hua Gao's newly published paper in a story on 'Using sound and bubbles to make bandages stickier and longer lasting'. Read more


Dr. Mari DeMarco is a recipient of the 2022 CSCC Award for Research Excellence. The Award for Research Excellence is presented to an individual or group, as a mark of recognition of their contribution to research related to clinical chemistry in Canada. Read more

Sharing some good funding news!

Congratulations to Dr. Lucy A. Perrone for being awarded one year CLAF (The Continuous Learning Advancement Fund) funding for proposal on "Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and interpretation”. Well deserved!

Sustainability Coordinators: PPE Survey

Green Labs has been exploring more recycling schemes and would appreciate your input on PPE waste generated across campus. Survey link

Highlighted Events

  • Orientation event (recommended for both old and new postdocs): The next Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows will take place September 20, 2022. Learn more
  • UBC Postdoctoral Association: The UBC Postdoctoral Association is looking for postdocs and research associates to volunteer as members of the Executive Team. Learn more
    We are an interdisciplinary group of postdoctoral fellows and research associates at UBC. Since 2006, our executive team has been working closely with the Postdoctoral Fellows Office to represent all postdoctoral fellows equally, and advocate on their behalf.
  • PDFO events page: The PDFO is dedicated to providing a wide variety of quality professional development opportunities to UBC’s postdoc community. Learn more