Upcoming Ph.D. Defences:
Kriti Singh – Monday, March 27th at 9:00 am in the Jack Bell Research Centre boardroom, 2660 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC

Note:  Please visit and bookmark our Experimental Medicine site:

1. BCCA Research Seminar Series
2. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series
3. Speaker Series
4. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
5. Grad Students – Volunteer Opportunity
6. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops
7. The Killam Connection – Call for Proposals

1. BCCA Research Seminar Series

“The oncogene RAS – Is it really undruggable?”  by

Mitsu Ikura, PhD
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/ Campbell Family Institute for Cancer Research
Canada Research Chair in Cancer Structural Biology
Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

Monday, March 27, 2017 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Family Theatre, BC Cancer Agency Research Centre (675 W.10th Ave.)

Host: Dr. Shoukat Dedhar

2. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series

“The dual nature of enteroviruses: from heart disease to oncolytic virotherapy”  By

Dr. Honglin Luo, Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC

Wednesday, March 29th  12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
LSC 3 – Life Sciences Centre – 2350 Health Sciences Mall

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3. Speaker Series

Speaker Series on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The UBC Mental Health Awareness Club

Trigger warning: trauma, sexual assault, abuse.

This event aims to bring into light different journeys through living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after sexual assault. While we want to raise awareness on what it is like to live with anxiety and stimulate discussion around effective support, we also hope that this event will leave you with a positive message.

You will hear from lived and professional perspectives in talks, poetry and a Q&A discussion. The event is free to attend, but donations are always welcome 🙂

Date: Tuesday, March 28th
Time: 6-8pm
Location: UBC Vancouver, 1866 Main Mall, BUCHANAN D 228  – Accessible by elevator.
Directions to the location can be found here:…


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If you have any questions, please contact Sarah at

4. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

Using Routinely Collected Data to Explore the Impact of Changes in Health Care Policy

Mark J. Harrison, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC

Host: Luke Spooner

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:00 noon

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, 2405 Wesbrook Mall – Robert Sindelar Seminar Room 3340

5. Grad Students – Volunteer Opportunity

Geneskool CSI Workshops
Be a part of mystery, intrigue, and suspense as the students at Pitt River Middle School solve a two-week long mystery! Volunteers will lead activities using blood typing and DNA analysis to help them solve this who-done-it! As this is a more intensive volunteer commitment, an honorarium will be provided.

Where: Pitt River Middle School, Port Coquitlam
When: March 30, 31 and April 3, approximately 8:30-3:30.  Please let them  know if you are able to make it for even just half of a day.
Reimbursement: An honorarium of $100 per day will be provided, along with travel and lunch reimbursement.

Interested volunteers, please contact Ashley (<>).

6. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops

Check out for graduate student opportunities, including:

Graduate Wellness Peer Workshops – How to Help a Friend: Assisting a Student in Distress, March 28, 8:00PM
Mitacs Workshop: Scientific and Technical Writing Skills, Burnaby Campus, April 10 and 11
Post-Graduation Work Permit Info Session, March 28, 12:00PM and 5:00PM, and March 29, 5:00PM
Graduate Student Career Skills, March 30, 3:00PM

Congratulations to all of the Three Minute Thesis 2017 @UBC presenters.  I learned so much about graduate student research from you.  Thank you!  Curious who won?  Check out:

7. The Killam Connection – Call for Proposals

The UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) is pleased to announce the second annual Killam Connection competition, a funding opportunity for up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host a new innovative and interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course. The course is to be focused around a theme of general interest and public importance and must include a series of public lectures given by invited scholars. The purpose of the Killam Connection is to provide an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to engage with leading scholars on matters of importance, and for students to gain experience developing and possibly implementing scholarly projects oriented to a public impact.

Further information about the Killam Connection opportunity can be found at:

Information about the first course supported by the Killam Connection funding can be found at:

The deadline for funding applications to be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is 4:00pm on Friday, May 19, 2017