June 27, 2012
The Canadian Society of Immunology (CSI) has awarded Paul Kubes, PhD, the Bernhard (Hardy) Cinader Award. The award is named in honor of Dr. Hardy Cinader, a member of a small group of immunologists generally credited for “founding” immunology in Canada in the 1960s. The award is given to an immunologist working in Canada who is recognized not only as an exceptional researcher in the field, but as having a little something extra.
Kubes, director of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, received his award at the 25th Annual Meeting of the CSI in June, and also gave a presentation on his research entitled “Imaging the Immune System in Blood Vessels: Seeing a Whole New World.”
Dr. Yan Shi, also of the Snyder Institute, received the CSI New Investigator Award at the ceremony.
In addition, the John D. Reynolds Award was also presented during the meeting. The award is named in honor of John Reynolds, PhD, the current Associate Dean, Basic Research at the Faculty of Medicine. Reynolds has been a member of the CSI for several years and has served in multiple capacities including president. The CSI honours him most for developing, building, and managing the society’s first website. His volunteer service pushed the CSI to the forefront internationally. The award is given to a long term CSI member in recognition of their exceptional service. This year’s recipient was Marianna Newkirk, PhD, from McGill University.