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APRIL 13, 2017 EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE NEWSLETTER
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please see May Graduation Deadlines below.
 
Congratulations to:  
Maj Oerum-Madsen for successfully completing her comprehensive examination.

We are also pleased to congratulate Dr. Bahaa Abu Raya on obtaining the prestigious University Doctoral Fellowship award for 2017-18.

Upcoming Ph.D. Defence:
Alexander Wright – Wednesday, April 19th at 12:30 pm in room #202, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC


Note:  Please visit and bookmark our Experimental Medicine site:  exp.med.ubc.ca


1. May Graduation Deadlines
2. Lay Abstract for Theses and Dissertations – REMINDER
3. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops
4. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminars
5. 1st Graduate Student Research Day – FOM


1. May Graduation Deadlines

Friday, April 21, 2017 –  Last day for late application for May 2017 graduation.  Enrolment Services must receive the forms by 4pm.

The late application form for May graduation is available on our website at the following link:    https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/late-application-graduation-may-2017

This form is for Graduate Students only. Please return this form to Brenda Rooke at Enrolment Services via Email: graduation@ubc.ca or Fax: (604) 822-5459.

Friday, April 21, 2017 –  Last day for final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for degrees to be conferred at May 2017 Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm –  Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master’s degrees to be conferred at May 2017 Congregation


2. Lay Abstract for Theses and Dissertations – REMINDER

At the last Graduate Council meeting on March 9 2017 the Council approved a new requirement for theses and dissertations: a lay abstract, maximum 150 words. It will follow the scholarly abstract in the preliminary pages of the thesis and will explain the key goals and contributions of the scholarlywork in terms that can be readily understood by the general public. The thesis requirements on the G+PS website will be updated shortly.

The lay abstract will remain optional until the end of April 2017. After May 1, it will be mandatory.


3. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca calendar and forums for other graduate student opportunities, including:

Citation Management Using Mendeley, April 18th, 9:00AM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3104
NVIVO (Part 2) For PC – Classification And Datasets, April 18th, 1:00PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3157
Breaking Patterns of Procrastination, Thurs, April 20th | 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, visit https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16017-breaking-patterns-procrastination
SPSS (Part One) – Environment, Data Entry And One Variable Analysis, April 20th, 10:00AM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3145
AltAc Career Day @ BC Children’s Hospital, April 24th, 5:00 PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3424

Part-time Graduate Research Assistant needed: UBC Learning Exchange Apply by April 18th https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3423


4. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminars

Wednesday, April 19th at 12:00 noon:
Eye Diseases: Drugs and Novel Drug Delivery Systems for the Retina
Joanne Matsubara, PhD
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences – Director of Research, Basic Sciences, UBC
Host: Nirma Khatri Vadlamudi
* If you wish to join a group lunch meeting with Dr. Matsubara after her seminar from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., please contact shyh-dar.li@ubc.ca by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18*

Wednesday, April 26th at 12:00 noon:
Copper Based Therapeutics: Developing a Formulation Platform to Facilitate an Emerging Drug Class
Mohamed Wehbe, BSc (Hons), PhD Candidate, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC – Supervisors: Dr. Marcel Bally, Dr. Helen Burt
Host: Jonathon Campbell

LOCATION FOR BOTH SEMINARS:  Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, 2405 Wesbrook Mall – Robert Sindelar Seminar Room 3340


5. 1st Graduate Student Research Day – FOM

The 1st Graduate Student Research Day for Faculty of Medicine graduate students is currently open for submissions to present. This is a new event that is organized by Faculty of Medicine graduate students for Faculty of Medicine graduate students.

In order to meet the health challenges of tomorrow, the field of medicine increasingly needs interdisciplinary collaboration. To this end, this event is designed to showcase the diverse and innovative research of Faculty of Medicine graduate students, to provide graduate students with the opportunity to share their research with people in all subfields of medicine, and to build new connections and collaborations throughout the Faculty.

The theme of the inaugural Graduate Student Research Day is “From Cells to Societies.” Papers and posters are encouraged from all areas of graduate research in medicine.

Tentative Schedule:
Date: Friday, May 26th 2017
Time: 9:30 – 4:30 pm, with reception to follow
Location: Life Sciences Centre, UBC Point Grey

For more information on this event, and to apply to present your research, please visit:  http://med.ubc.ca/grad-research

All applications to present research must be received by: Friday, April 21st, 2017, 12PM PST