Dr. Peter Zandstra Appointed to Order of Canada

Peter Zandstra, Director of the University of British Columbia’s School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME), was appointed to the Order of Canada on December 29 for his significant contributions to stem cell bioengineering and regenerative medicine. Dr. Zandstra also co-leads the ICICS research cluster Biomedical Imaging and AI (BMIAI) with Tim Salcudean.

This appointment is both a recognition of Dr. Zandstra’s groundbreaking work, as well as the support he has received in his career working in a community that includes UBC’s Dr. Pieter Cullis and Dr. Connie Eaves, who were also appointed to the Order on December 29th. It’s a groundbreaking moment for the school and the Canadian life sciences research and development ecosystem, at large…(read full announcement).