Appointment of Dr. Weihong Song, Senior Advisor to the President on China

The Office of the President is pleased to announce that Dr. Weihong Song, a world-renowned Alzheimer researcher, has been appointed as Special Advisor to the President on China.

Dr. Weihong Song is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease and Jack Brown and Family Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He serves as Associate Director of the Institute of Mental Health and Director of the Townsend Family Laboratories, and is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Dr. Song has been actively promoting scientific and academic collaboration between Canada and China since joining UBC in 2001. Since January 2009 he has been serving as the Special Advisor to UBC presidents on UBC’s academic relations with China and has made significant contributions to UBC’s collaborations and partnerships with Chinese government and higher education institutions.

For his contribution in forging crucial Canada-China collaborations on research and education, Dr. Song was awarded by the government of China the 2011 “Friendship Award”, China’s highest honor for foreign experts.