Arinjay Banerjee and Thilina Bandara

Research in review

As the year of Canada’s 150th anniversary draws to a close, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) is highlighting stories of what prompted Canadian researchers to choose their path.

Thilina Bandara, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology; and Arinjay Banerjee, Western College of Veterinary Medicine

With guidance from mentors across campus, the two PhD students (pictured above) are working to develop interdisciplinary science workshops, collaborate with international colleagues to understand current public health crises, and to foster their own capacities to conduct high-impact team science to solve the global health issues of tomorrow.


Dell and (from left) Subie, Anna-Belle and Kisbey

Colleen Dell, Department of Sociology; School of Public Health

Commonly seen on campus with therapy dogs in tow, Dell uses her canine companions (as well as horses) to help people struggling with addiction on their road to recovery.



Kishor Wasan, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition

In addition to serving as dean of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Wasan and his team have partnered with Vancouver-based iCo Therapeutics to advance a treatment for leishmaniasis, a parasitic infection transmitted by sandflies.

Read more at CIHR.

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