Congratulations to:  
Amr Ammar who successfully completed his comprehensive examination.

Note:  Please visit and bookmark our Experimental Medicine site:

1. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops
2. The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI)
3. Norman Bethune Symposium

1. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops

Time Management (Mitacs), Wednesday, February 15 | 9:00 AM to 5.00PM, visit
Business Writing for Today’s Professional (Mitacs), Thursday, February 16 | 9:00 AM to 5.00PM, visit Writing Effective E-mails (Mitacs online), to be completed between Mondays Mar 6 – Mar 20 (~2-3 hours), visit

Check out for other graduate student opportunities including:

The Ethical Public Scholar (panel discussing ethical scholarship in community engagement, health sector and public work) Feb 16, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
UBC Mental Health Symposium, Feb 11th, 10 AM to 5 PM
Copyright Licenses And Permissions, Feb 14, 1:30 PM
Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis, Feb 14, 10:00 AM
SPSS (Part Two) – Data Management and Bivariate Analysis, Feb 16, 10:00 AM
Call For Applications: Global Scholarship Programme For Research at Chinese University of Hong Kong

2. The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI)

Call for Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars (paid summer internships)

The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects.

Currently accepting applications for over 40 UBC Sustainability Scholars (including Greenest City Scholars) internship projects that will commence May 1, 2017. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply.

Successful candidates will work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $20 per hour to complete up to 250 hours of work.

For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit Student Opportunities page.

Applications will be accepted until midnight Sunday February 26, 2017.

3. Norman Bethune Symposium

This full-day symposium will be held at the Segal Building (500 Granville Street), a wonderful venue in downtown Vancouver.  A fabulous program this year and the highlights include: keynote presentations on the topics of red blood cell biology, patient blood management, new developments in platelet products, the appropriate use of blood and blood products and cellular therapies.   In addition to hearing from both Canadian and international speakers, talks will be given by those receiving blood products, and selected oral and poster presentations by students at all levels of training.  The Symposium will be followed by a Wine and Cheese Reception for all attendees.  Don’t miss out as this event always reaches capacity.

Date:    April 6, 2017
Place:   Segal Building, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Time:    7:15am – 6:30pm

Visit: to register now and save with early bird prices until March 15!

Registration Fees:  Professional:$99 (early bird registration $69); student: $49 (early bird registration $29) + 5% GST.  Students who submit their posters will receive a refund of their registration fee after the event.

Online Payment – Visa, MasterCard or Interac area accepted.
Confirmation – Your payment will be confirmed by an automatic email.  Please use this confirmation as your registration receipt.
Cancellation Policy – Registration cancellations or revisions must be submitted in writing by email to  No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after March 31, 2017.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation is in process!  Once accredited, each registered participant will be able to claim RCPSC MOC Section 1 credits by attending all sessions.  The symposium website will be updated with full details shortly.

Call for Abstracts! – Submit an abstract with your poster and be considered to present a short talk at the Symposium.  The top abstracts will be selected to present.  Please indicate on the registration form if you will be presenting a poster.  For pending poster titles mark the field as “TBA.”

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, March 24.