Congratulations to Seyed Rahavi for successfully completing his comprehensive examination.

Note: Please visit and bookmark our Experimental Medicine site:

1. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series
2. Graduate Student Representative
3. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops
4. StemCell Volunteer Opportunities
5. CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Spring 2018 Competition
6. Spring Graduate Awards Competition

1. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series

“Translational Research in Medical Renal Diseases: A Role for Molecular Methods” by
Dr. Mei Lin Bissonnette
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine , UBC

Wednesday, April 18th – 12:00 – 1:00pm PST
LSC 3 – Life Sciences Centre – 2350 Health Sciences Mall

2. Graduate Student Representative

The Faculty of Medicine’s Faculty Executive Committee (FEX) has added a new elected position for a graduate student to sit on this committee. As such, I am writing you to see if you wish to participate in this election. If so, please reply letting me know what degree/graduate program you are registered in.

Deadline to indicate interest is: Thursday, April 18.

For more information on this committee, visit:

3. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops

Translate your Research into Policy
Thu, April 19 | 1 – 5 PM @Thea Koerner House
For details and to register, visit:

Check out for other opportunities including:

Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Holders (piano) wanted for a study |
Research Data Management workshop, Apr 16 |
SPSS Part 2 workshop, Apr 18 |
Green Spaces wage-matching programme, Apply by Apr 19 |
Literature Review workshop, Apr 20 |

4. StemCell Volunteer Opportunities

StemCellTalks is a nation-wide annual symposium aimed at bridging dialogue between academics and high school students about the science and ethics of stem cell research. This year the theme of the event is Stem Cells and Diabetes. We are looking for enthusiastic breakout leader volunteers to guide student debates during the science and ethics vignette sessions. Please sign up by the end of Tuesday, April 17.

Click here to visit their website:

What you need to do: As a breakout leader, you will guide student debates during the scientific and ethics vignettes with educational points prepared for you through a 2-hour mandatory orientation session. You are expected to be with us throughout the day of the event.

Orientation: 5:30PM-7:30PM, Monday May 7th; Life Sciences Institute Room1330

Event: 8:00AM-5:00PM, Friday May 11th; Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, UBC

Interested volunteers please sign up for breakout leaders here:

If you have any questions, please email

5. CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Spring 2018 Competition

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions.

Applicant eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master’s or doctoral level or a Vanier CGS. Please note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this award.

Award value: Up to CAD $6,000 for two to six months

Applicant deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 11 May 2018

For details about this competition, please see:

6. Spring Graduate Awards Competition

A number of criteria-based awards for the 2018/19 academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students. Applicants will apply via their graduate programs with a single application that may be considered for as many of the awards as they are eligible for, taking note of the following important considerations:

Eligibility: To be eligible to receive funding, applicants must meet all the criteria for each award they apply for. Applicants must clearly address their eligibility as specifically to the award criteria as possible.
Selection: While award recipients will be selected based on academic merits, priority will be given to eligible candidates who do not already hold significant scholarship funding (e.g., external, 4YF, Affiliated Fellowship, etc.).
Deadline for nominations to G+PS: 4 p.m. on Friday, 25 May 2018.

Experimental Medicine deadline: 18 May 2018 at 4pm.

Please see the G+PS Awards site for the eligibility criteria and application materials: