Bruce McManus receives the 2012 LifeSciences British Columbia Award for Leadership

Dr. Bruce McManus, Director of the UBC James Hogg Research Centre and Director of the Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF), is the proud recipient of the 2012 LifeSciences British Columbia (BC) Award for Leadership. Dr. McManus is also a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.

The LifeSciences BC awards are presented annually to recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the development of British Columbia's life sciences industry. "This year's award winners are outstanding," says Don Enns, President of LifeSciences BC. "British Columbia has some great leaders in biotech, and the four individuals and one company selected for these awards are incredible innovators. Our sector is world-class, and these winners represent significant achievements resulting in economic growth for B.C."

Dr. McManus has long been committed to training and mentoring scientist trainees across a range of disciplines and has convened many public and private sector partnerships in research aimed at preserving or restoring heart and lung health. He has been recognized for his scientific contributions by numerous institutions and organizations through visiting professorships and lectureships. This award further attests to his dedication in leading the UBC James Hogg Research Centre and the PROOF Centre into the forefront of local and global scientific achievement.

The LifeSciences British Columbia Awards will be presented at a gala ceremony the evening of Thursday, April 19, 2012, in front of an audience of approximately 600 guests representing the biopharmaceutical, medical device, bioproducts, bioenergy and greater life sciences community at the Vancouver Convention Centre.