Andrew Macnab

Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Macnab has developed an unusual and outstanding combination of technical ability, academic knowledge, and scientific expertise. He has in particular a range of knowledge that is extraordinarily broad for an academic clinician who must concern himself with the myriad minutiae that constitute optimum treatment of seriously ill infants and children. It extends from the arcane aspects of developmental biology to the optical physics of biology sensors through the very basics of pediatric transport and child care.

A Canadian leader in the science of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS), Dr. Macnab has made seminal discoveries at a basic science level that are poised to translate a disruptive technology into an answer for a major clinical problem in urology.

Primary Recipient Awards

Wall Colloquia Abroad, Andrew Macnab, 2011

Andrew Macnab

Many Voices One Song: Health-Promoting Schools: Evidence, Strategies, Challenges and Prospects

Principal Investigator, Andrew Macnab, Department of Pediatrics, UBC.

The Institute held the colloquium abroad at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, Stellenbosch, South Africa on November 9-11, 2011.

This colloquium brought together experts, and particularly stakeholders from sub-Saharan Africa, to review the lessons learned to date and define the key elements and optimum processes for establishing and sustaining effective health-promoting schools in Sub-Saharan Africa. The material will be incorporated into a comprehensive manual that will enable communities to establish, operate, sustain and evaluate health promoting schools.

International Exchanges, Andrew Macnab, 2009

Andrew Macnab

Andrew Macnab, Department of Pediatrics, UBC and 2006 Wall Distinguished Scholar in Residence; STAIS Fellow 2009/2010

“These two periods in residence at Stellenbosch were wonderfully productive, and the creative and interdisciplinary environment that STIAS offers generated many new directions for my thoughts and research, as well as connecting me to a number of interdisciplinary colleagues and exciting new opportunities. I particularly appreciate the fact that STIAS also invited my Ugandan collaborator to join me at Stellenbosch; the synergy achieved was extraordinary and has greatly enhanced the scale and potential of our future collaboration. I want other Peter Wall Institute associates to know what a remarkable and worthwhile opportunity a Fellowship at STIAS represents, and encourage anyone who can to apply.” 

During his residency, Dr. Macnab submitted over a dozen papers, gave a dozen invited presentations and interviews, produced a documentary, attended seminars and assisted with graduate student supervision.

Distinguished Scholars in Residence, Andrew Macnab, 2006

Andrew Macnab

At the Institute in 2006, Dr. Macnab took advantage of being on the main campus to organize a Theme Development Workshop that explored a spectrum of applications of NIRS. He also worked to complete his book manuscript, The A to Z of Air Travel with Infants and Children. Dr. Macnab’s Associate Forum talk Aid for Africa: The ‘Ilkeliani’ of UBC was held on October 11, 2006.