April21, 2017 Newsletter



Congratulations to:
Leigh Gabel and Christopher Dickman for successfully defending their PhD theses.
Tammie Dewan for successfully defending her MSc thesis.

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

1. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series
2. BCCA Research Seminar
3. StemCellTalk Vancouver – June 9th 2017 – Volunteers Needed
4. Earth Day at UBC
5. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops
6. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

1. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series

“Rare diseases: Using the chicken embryo to functionally validate the effects of rare human mutations on morphogenesis”  By

Dr. Joy Richman, Professor, Department of Oral Health Sciences, UBC
Wednesday, April 26th
12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
LSC 3 – Life Sciences Centre – 2350 Health Sciences Mall – UBC Campus

2. BCCA Research Seminar

Please note that there will be no BCCA Research Seminar next week (April 24th). The series will resume on Monday May 1st.

3. StemCellTalk Vancouver – June 9th 2017 – Volunteers Needed

Here is an exciting volunteer opportunity to be a one-day breakout leader at the annual StemCellTalk event, June 9, 2017, UBC.

StemCellTalk is a high school outreach initiative which organizes annual symposiums to facilitate knowledge transfer from academia to high school students through the lens of stem cell biology. The theme of this year is Stem Cell and Multiple Sclerosis. We are looking for enthusiastic breakout leader volunteers to guide student debates during vignette sessions.

What you need to do: As a breakout leader, you will guide student debates during the scientific and ethnic vignettes with educational points prepared for you through a 2-hour training session on Tuesday evening, June 6th. We expect you to be with us throughout the day of the event.

Website: https://explorecuriocity.org/Explore/ArticleId/4275/stemcelltalks-vancouver-4275.aspx

Click here to sign up for breakout leader by April 29th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9MlwSaW_lxbpPR-bWZnVNjd3mTiCz_PvUj4cofhoA4f_e2A/viewform

The event schedule is enclosed. Any questions please contact Fangwu by fwwang@bccrc.ca<mailto:fwwang@bccrc.ca

4. Earth Day at UBC

Celebrate Earth Day 2017 at UBC

Join Earth Day (April 22) celebrations at UBC. This year’s theme for Earth Day is Environmental & Climate Literacy and Earth Play. As a university, we recognize that in order to find creative solutions to the ecological, economic and social challenges of our time, we must explore, advance and apply our understanding of sustainability. Visit our Earth Day page, explore perspectives on sustainability, and participate in events on and off-campus. Sign up for our events below and celebrate Earth with us!

Play the Climate Change Game April 24 | 12:00PM | CIRS
The year is 2100. You live in a dystopic future where the City of Delta has failed to address climate change adequately – it has been affected by sea-level rise, storm surges, heat waves & fires, and communities are facing food shortages, high-prices, increased traffic and pollution. Can you change the future? Travel back in time to present day and see if you have what it takes to change the future…for better or for worse. Play the game and explore how interactive and scenario-based computer games can help foster climate literacy.

5. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops

Registration opens at 9 AM today for:
Getting on Track with Your Thesis: Tuesday, April 25 | 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM –  visit: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/15956-getting-track-your-thesis

Thesis Boot Camp, Day 1 With Panel: Wednesday, April 26 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM – visit: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16034-thesis-boot-camp-day-1-panel
Thesis Boot Camp, Day 2: Thursday, April 27 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM –  visit: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16035-thesis-boot-camp-day-2
Please note this is a TWO DAY event. There is an option to register to attend the panel session only, although we strongly encourage participants to stay and write

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

Tips and Trips for Formatting Your Thesis, April 24, 10:00AM https://events.library.ubc.ca/dashboard/view/6541
Citation Management Using RefWorks, April 25, 9:00AM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3159
NVIVO (Part 2) For Mac – Classification And Datasets, April 25, 1:00PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3158
SPSS (Part 2) – Data Management and Bivariate Analysis, April 27, 10:00AM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3146
Graduate Student Career Skills, April 27, 3:00PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3195
Volunteers Needed For Ecoscope Networking Event, April 28 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3419
(ONLINE) Finance and Career Exploration Webinar, May 4, 2 PM PST https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3438

6. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 12:00 noon

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