Dr. Christoph Borchers appointed the Don and Eleanor Rix B.C. Leadership Chair in Biomedical and Environmental Proteomics

Facility Director Dr. Christoph Borchers was appointed the Don and Elanor Rix B.C. Leadership Chair in Biomedical and Environmental Proteomics on the 21st of July, 2011 during a ceremony at the Vancouver Island Technology Park. The chair comes with an endowment of $4.5M, $2.25M from the Rix Family Foundation and $2.25M from the B.C. Government by way of the Leading Edge Endowment Fund. The fund will be used to further research in the health and forestry sectors.

The press release from the Government of B.C. can be viewed here.



A press release from the University of Victoria can be viewed here.



Local media was also in attendance, and their stories can be viewed below