Dr Don Rix

Guest Contributor
February 27, 2009

Dr Don Rix is being honoured with a research chair in his name to attract a leading expert in humans health genetic diagnostics. The chair is being endowed with $2 million from LifeLabs (formerly MDS Metro Laboratory Services) which Rix co-founded and is a former co-owner. Genome BC is also contributing $250,000 to the chair and has teamed with LifeLabs to review potential candidates. Three years ago, Rix was honoured with a chair in his name for BC Leadership in Aboriginal environmental health. Known as the granddaddy of BC biotech, the former chair of Genome BC is currently serving a one-year term as chairman of the Vancouver Board of Trade and is chairman of the Univ of Northern BC....

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