Executive Team

Dr. Martin Gleave

Executive Director, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Chief Executive Officer, PC-TRiADD
Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of Urologic Sciences, UBC
BC Leadership Chair in Prostate Cancer Research

 

Dr Gleave is a Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urologic Sciences at UBC, and a British Columbia Leadership Chair.  He is Co-Founder and Director of the Vancouver Prostate Centre, now a UBC and National Centre of Excellence, publishing > 560 papers with >47,000 citations, an H-Index of 111, and attracting >$120M in research funding.  Dr. Gleave is a clinician-scientist and urologic surgeon whose clinical practice focuses on urologic oncology in a multi-disciplinary environment spanning localized and advanced cancers.

Dr. Larry Goldenberg

Director of Development and Supportive Care, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, UBC
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Urologic Sciences at VGH

 

Dr. Goldenberg (CM, OBC, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCAHS) is a urologic surgeon and clinical scientist with an international reputation for excellence in prostate cancer research and treatment. His current research involves the evaluation of the role of multiparametric MRI in prostate cancer, the potential use of focal therapy, patient education, daVinci robotic prostatectomy and novel treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia. He has been recognized for his contributions to health care by being inducted into the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada.

Dr. Graeme Boniface

Chief Operating Officer, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Chief Operating Officer, PC-TRiADD

Dr. Boniface joined the Prostate Centre in 2008 as COO, after more than 20 years in drug development in both the academic and private industry sectors. Prior to joining our Centre, he was Senior Director of Clinical Research at QLT Inc. where he oversaw the clinical development of the company’s drug platform in Oncology, Urology, Dermatology, and Endocrinology indications. Trials conducted by his team have lead to successful regulatory marketing approvals by the US FDA, Canadian, and European agencies.

Brian Shankaruk

Chief Financial Officer, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Chief Financial Officer, PC-TRiADD

Brian Shankaruk has over 25 years experience in the financial field.  For 20 years prior to joining the Centre, Brian worked in the insurance and financial services industry, focusing on Canadian and US statutory government reporting.  Brian studied accounting at UBC and received his Certified General Accountant designation in 1990.  Much of Brian’s recent work has involved systems design and implementation, especially as it relates to operations management and government regulations.

Dr. Kim Chi

Associate Director, Clinical Research, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Senior Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, BC Cancer
Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer  – Vancouver
Professor, Department of Medicine, UBC

 

Dr. Chi is a medical oncologist with the BC Cancer Agency who, at a relatively early stage in his career, has received national and international recognition for his contributions to prostate cancer research.

Dr. Colin Collins

Senior Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Director, Laboratory for Advanced Genome Analysis, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia

 

Dr Collins is a Senior Research Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and a Director of The Laboratory for Advanced Genome Analysis (LAGA). In addition, he is an associate adjunct professor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and a visiting scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has held positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at UCSF.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

Rock4Prostate

Rock4Prostate fundraiser - Friday Nov 8, 2019

The 2nd annual Rock4Prostate event takes place Friday Nov 8 at the Backstage Lounge Pub on Granville Island.  Tickets available at Eventbrite and at the door ($20 or $10 for students 19+), with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer Canada.  Please visit the Facebook event page for more details

VPC Movember 2013 team

Movember fundraiser: Nov. 1 - 30, 2019

Movember is an international charity raising funds for men's health initiatives. Movember Canada focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Please visit moteam.co/the-vancouver-prostate-centre to join or donate to our Centre's Movember fundraising team.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, September 16, 2019

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg awarded Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember 2019 Discovery Grants

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Drs. Wyatt and Sorensen receive 2019 UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards for Distinguished Achievement

Drs Wyatt and Sorensen
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Drs. Sorensen, Ester and Huntsman elected to Royal Society of Canada

Drs Sorensen, Ester, Huntsman