July 14, 2017 Newsletter



Congratulations to:
Bushra Mahmood and Danay Maestre-Batlle who passed their PhD Comp Exams.

Upcoming exams:

Bernard Lo – PhD Defence – Monday, July 17, 2017 at 9:00 am in Room 257, The Biomedical Research Centre, 2222 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver (UBC Campus).
Ganive Bhinder – PhD Defence – Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm, Room 2108, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver.

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

1. CBR Research Day
2. Workshop – Complex Ideas, Simple Phrases

1. CBR Research Day

This event will bring an excellent keynote speaker, Dr. Farah Alibay, an Aerospace Engineer at NASA¹s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Our award competitions will feature over 25+ poster presentations and short talks covering a wide variety of topics highlighting ongoing research within the CBR.

Date: August 17, 2017
Time: 12:00- 7:00 pm
Location: West Atrium/LSC3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC

Participation is free and can be attended in person or via live web-cast. All trainees are invited to take part in the poster presentation with a title submission deadline of July 28 on the registration form. Prizes will be awarded to the top poster and podium presenter! For more information, and to register, please visit website: http://cbr.ubc.ca/events/research-day/. For questions, please email hana.kim@ubc.ca.

2. Workshop – Complex Ideas, Simple Phrases

To register for either workshop contact reseduc@bcchr.ca

Complex Ideas, Simple Phrases
Wednesday, July 19 | 12:00-1:00pm | Room 2108, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute)

Research is complicated. Explaining it doesn’t have to be. #elevatorpitch #3MinThesis #mediaengagement #tweetyourthesis.

Presented by the Research & Technology Development Office.

Data Viz Part II: What is Your Data Visualization IQ (Basic Level Skills)? An Interactive Session and Skills Quiz
Thursday, July 20 | 2:00 – 3:00pm | Room 3113 (BCCHR)

**Space is limited, to register contact reseduc@bcchr.ca**

When presented with or producing data figures and graphs sometimes we don’t understand what makes a figure impactful and effective. In this lively, discussion-based workshop, Dr Elgendi will use a refreshing new approach to take you through how to determine your IQ for Data Visualization (basic level skills). Dr. Elgendi will walk you through the Data Visualization IQ (DVIQ) test and discuss what skills and abilities determine the score. Developed by Dr. Elgendi, the DVIQ is an assessment tool to help the audience understand their abilities in terms of data visualization (in areas such as color application, visualization perception, and variable processing). If you are interested to know your DVIQ score, please join and participate in this first-of-its-kind session.

Who should attend?
This workshop is ideal for staff, students, fellows, or managers in a wide range of disciplines with an interest in learning the basic skills of the visual presentation of data. No programming experience or specific software experience is necessary.

Missed Data Visualization – Part 1? Catch up by watching the session online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9N6RBzZXJk

About the instructor: Dr. Mohamed Elgendi is a senior IEEE member and currently a Mining for Miracles Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. In addition to his 10+ years of experience in the field of data analysis, he received training on Big Data Analysis and Leadership in Education from MIT. Elgendi’s experience in the area of data analysis and visualization includes his work in Global Health with the PRE-EMPT Initiative (funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), and at the Institute for Media Innovation at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). Elgendi specializes in bridging the areas of engineering, computer science, psychology, neuroscience and medicine for knowledge. translation.