News & Honours


Covid Response
June 4, 2020  Read More >


A search to restore sight
March 17, 2016December 17, 2015 Jim and Colleen Pallister first noticed something was wrong with their son’s vision when he was 12 years old. During games of badminton, Bryce would lose the birdie in the gym lights, or at hockey practice, he would look around for the puck when it was next to his skate. “In hindsight, […] Read More >


UBC Study Leads to Health Canada Warning About an Antibiotic
February 3, 2016  Four years after UBC researchers first demonstrated a statistical connection between a type of antibiotic and retinal detachment, Health Canada has recommended a change to the warning label for the medications. A panel of the Marketed Health Products Directorate concluded earlier this month that it could not rule out a potential link between retinal detachment and […] Read More >


Residents as Teachers
January 28, 2016UBC unveils a new initiative to support medical residents to become effective teachers. Rahana Harjee, a second-year UBC medical student, clasps the micro-needle driver in one hand, while carefully suturing a laceration in a porcine cornea. It’s Harjee’s first time in the Research Wet Lab of Vancouver General Hospital’s Eye Care Centre. It’s also the […] Read More >


UBC-VCH Scientists Use Drug to Repair a Rare Birth Defect
January 23, 2014  Read More >