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Dr. Liisa Galea is UBC’s new Neuroscience Graduate Program Director When UBC’s neuroscience graduate program needed a new leader, Dr. Liisa Galea raised her hand without hesitation. As a longstanding champion of neuroscience and the first PhD in Neuroscience to graduate from Western University, Galea sees this role as a way to give back to the neuroscience community. A neuroscientist and professor in psychology at […]

Go 100 years into the future with Liisa As part of a special feature UBC asked researchers across a range of disciplines at UBC to transport themselves into the year 2115 and imagine what they might be teaching and researching. Here’s what UBC Psychology Professor Liisa Galea had to say. Q: If you could transport yourself to the future, what would you be […]

Where are they now? Liisa Galea, PhD’94 Liisa Galea, PhD’94, was one of the first PhD graduates from the Department of Neuroscience. While her early undergraduate education focused on engineering, she decided to switch into neuroscience for her graduate education because she had always been interested in studying the brain. “I remember listening to psychology lectures on the brain and being so […]

Ask an Expert: Was Mary Poppins ‘perfect’ because she never had kids of her own? In honour of Mother’s Day, mother and neuroscientist Dr. Liisa Galea tells us more how mothering shapes the brain and affects cognition. She also offers her own insights as a working mom about managing multiple ‘projects’ – family and professional – on the go, all at once, seemingly all the time. Q: The chronic pressure […]

Dr. Liisa Galea a 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Award recipient On May 26, 2015, YWCA Metro Vancouver announced the winners of its 32nd annual Women of Distinction Awards. Each year, these awards honour inspiring women and their achievements. Among them was UBC Psychology professor Liisa Galea, recipient of the Technology, Science and Research award. Please join us in congratulating Liisa on this well-deserved honour! Read […]

Q & A: Dr. Liisa Galea on women and sexism in science On May 26, 2015, YWCA Metro Vancouver announced the winners of its 32nd annual Women of Distinction Awards. Among them was UBC Psychology professor Dr. Liisa Galea, recipient of the Technology, Science and Research award. Dr. Galea (@LiisaGalea) is one of the few researchers in the world to study the female brain. Her research centres […]

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