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The Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit Welcomes Dr. Jamie Burr

August 21, 2010 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jamie Burr has joined the Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit. Dr. Burr did his training at the internationally renowned laboratories of Dr. Norman Gledhill and Dr. Veronica Jamnik. He has already published several peer-reviewed first author publications. We are extremely fortunately to have Jamie join our team. Jamie will be working on the Physical Activity Line of BC in research and development, and will be spearheading various research trials related to the primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease in individuals from across the lifespan. Since arriving in July, Jamie has made an immediate positive impact upon our laboratory having participated in several studies and assisting with the development of various grants. We look forward to working with Jamie during his time in our program.

The Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit Says Farewell to Dr. Shirley Ngai!

August 19, 2010 Recent Events No Comments

It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to Dr. Shirley Ngai. Shirley will leave our program at the end of this month. We are happy that Shirley will be able to return to her family and friends shortly. However, we will miss Shirley’s amazing attitude and her endearing demeanour. We were truly blessed to have Dr. Ngai spend the last three months in our laboratory. She has been a great ambassador for the Pan Pacific Trainee Exchange, and for Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Jones and Dr. Pang certainly can be proud of how Shirley represented their program.

During her time, Shirley took the lead on several studies and worked side by side with our graduate trainees. We envision a series of leading publications resulting from this work. All of us that had a chance to work with Shirley were truly honoured. Her work ethic and compassion for others was remarkable.

We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Shirley in the future, but more importantly we look forward to a lasting friendship that was forged during her time here. We would like to thank our friend, Dr. Alice Jones, for recommending such a remarkable trainee for our exchange program.

In closing, we would like to thank Shirley for playing such an integral part in our laboratory over the past three months. We look forward to hearing about your future plans and are certain that you will become internationally renowned in short order. You will always be welcome at the University of British Columbia. We also look forward to our next trip to Hong Kong and the continuation of the interesting research that we started here.


Darren and Shannon

謝謝 雪莉成為我們團隊的一個這樣重要的成員。認識了你, 我們都擁有了更好的!