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The 2020 Gairdner Award Winners: Picturing Science in the Classroom

The Gairdner Foundation, in collaboration with CSMB and the Michael Smith Laboratories at UBC, have produced materials to provide a series of articles, comics, videos and accompanying lesson ideas to celebrate the science of a selection of the 2020 Canada Gairdner Awardees. This builds on the Gairdner Foundation’s partnership with CSMB and Michael Smith Laboratories at UBC, which began last year.

We invite you to view and share these documents widely, as they highlight the impact science has in our lives and our understanding of the world.

Comics and videos are generally good for middle school ages (Grade 7 to 9), whereas the articles are written mostly for Grade 10 to 12 readers. Classroom activities are generally designed for Grade 10 to 12, although some are adaptable for use with younger students. Note that not all activities are in line with COVID related measures.

Many thanks to the students, grad students and post-docs who wrote for this project: Daniela Salas Acosta, Shawn Shortill, Krysta Coyle, Heather Gerrie, Farah Qaiser, Alison McAfee, and Teri Wang. And big kudos for the great illustrations by Armin Mortazavi. + + +

Fall 2020 CSMB newsletter published

Read our latest newsletter  – the Fall 2020 edition

Take a look at our latest newsletter – the fall 2020 edition
https://csmb-scbm.ca/fall-2020-csmb-newsletter/

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COVID-19 Critical reviews in free access

IUBMB Life has recently published two critical reviews on the COVID-19 pandemic, written by James Davie and his team. Both articles are available in free access for one month.

  • SARS-CoV-2 multifaceted interaction with the human host. Part II: Innate immunity response, immunopathology, and epigenetics
    Tasnim H. Beacon, Ruey-Chyi Su, Ted M. Lakowski, Geneviève P. Delcuve, James R. Davie
    First published: 16 September 2020
    https://doi.org/10.1002/iub.2379
  • SARS-CoV-2 multifaceted interaction with human host. Part I: What we have learnt and done so far, and the still unknown realities
    Geneviève P. Delcuve, Ted M. Lakowski, Ruey-Chyi Su, Tasnim H. Beacon, James R. Davie
    First published: 12 September 2020
    https://doi.org/10.1002/iub.2380

 

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