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Portrait of Prof Tania Douglas on stage durign her TED talk
In memory of Prof Tania Douglas
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 - 13:30

Prof Tania Douglas passed away on 20 March 2021 following a courageous battle with cancer.

Lecturer and students around skeleton in anatomy class
Teaching the teachers - Short course on teaching in HUB
Sat, 20 Feb 2021 - 11:15

HUB organises with UCT's Centre for Higher Education Development a short course for its staff on educational theories and pedagogies to become more effective educators to our students and mentors of teaching practices to our next-generation educators.


In remembrance: Sharmilah Booley
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 15:45

Sharmilah was a cherished colleague, friend and teacher and a ray of sunshine, with a bubbly personality, ready smile and good humour. She will be sorely missed but will not be forgotten by those of us who were fortunate to know her | Watch the memorial service

(From left) Megan Petersen, Shirees Benjamin, Michael Cassar and Jacques Jacobs, members of the team that manages HUB's body donor programme.
HUB body donor programme continues despite COVID-19
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 - 12:30

Thanks to rigorous COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the Department of Human Biology has maintained its body donor programme without risking staff or students. The programme is essential to teaching anatomy and new surgical techniques.

Welcome to our Adjunct and Honorary Appointees
Wed, 09 Dec 2020 - 12:45

The department is delighted to welcome several adjunct and honorary appointees and congratulate our new colleagues to their appointments.

Prof Vicki Lambert in 2020 Web of Science Highly Cited
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 08:45

Congratulations to Prof Vicki Lambert from the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine for being recognised in the 2020 Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers | WOS Highly Cited 2020

HUB sports scientists celebrate Tour de France win
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 - 15:00

In September Tadej Pogačar won the 2020 Tour de France cycle race. Pogačar is a member of the rising UAE Team Emirates, whose medical team is led by Associate Professor Jeroen Swart and includes several other doctors from the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine in the Department of Human Biology.

Desiree Bowers (left) and Dr Paul Steyn (right)
Ad hominem promotions of Desiree Bowers and Dr Paul Steyn
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 - 16:30

Congratulations to Desiree Bowers and Dr Paul Steyn to their ad hominem promotions to Principal Technical Officers.

Participate in Prince Laboratory Online CANSA Shavaton 2020
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 11:30

Calling all HUB staff and students to contribute to the online CANSA Shavaton: Donate money to CANSA. Get hairspray can to spray your own hair. Show your exciting hairstyle at the online Shavathon on 2 November 2020. Details to follow. | Flyer


Congratulations on academic ad hominem promotions
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 09:30

Congratulations to Drs Asfree Gwanyanya, Frances Robertson, Jacqui Friedling, Jeroen Swart and Tinashe Mutsvangwa on their academic ad hominem promotions who acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by these colleagues to the Department, Faculty and University.


2020 HUB Research Day call for abstracts
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 - 17:45

Calling all HUB Honours, Masters & PhD students & post-doctoral researchers: Submit your abstract for the 2020 HUB Research Day! Share your research and win a prize! Closing date: 30 Oct | Download call

Simple tech solution is an ear saver
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 - 15:45

MSc student Lara Timm from HUB's Division of Biomedical Engineering calls her ear saver solution the UCT Hearo. It’s a neat and practical design that improves the comfort and fit of face masks worn by frontline medical staff to contain COVID-19.