May 5, 2017 Newsletter


1. BCCA Research Seminar Series
2. Graduate Pathways to Success
3. Graduate Student Research Day – Call for Poster Submissions Extended
4. Canada Graduate Scholarship – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements, Spring 2017 Competition
5. Rehabilitation Sciences Career Workshop Series
6. Volunteer Opportunity – Faculty of Medicine Vancouver Summer Program
7. Let’s Talk Science May 12th and 13th Volunteer Opportunities
8. UBC Library Research Commons – Upcoming May Events

Note:  Please visit and bookmark our Experimental Medicine site:

1. BCCA Research Seminar Series

“ImmunoPET: Engineered antibodies for profiling tumors and immune responses”  by

Anna M. Wu, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology – David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Monday, May 8, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00pm
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Family Theatre – BC Cancer Agency Research Centre, 675 West 10th Avenue

Co-hosted by Drs. Julian J. Lum & Francois Benard

Videolinked to:  FVC – room 2035, VIC room #3, CSI – Shuswap room, Michael Smith Labs – room 226, C&W – Rm K4-142, CN- Salmon room

*A recording of this presentation can be viewed at:
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(Please contact respective help desks (PHSA, BCCRC or GSC) if you need further assistance)

2. Graduate Pathways to Success

Open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as to the faculty and staff who advise them:
Why Capable Suffer From Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It
Thursday, May 18, 9:30AM to 11:30AM
In person @ Life Sciences Institute and via videoconference to UBC-Okanagan and Diamond Health Care Centre
By internationally known guest speaker Dr. Valerie Young
For further information or to register, visit

Offered with support from the Vivien M. Srivastava Memorial Endowment and Women-in-Science initiatives at and UBC Wellbeing

Check out calendar and forums for other graduate student opportunities, including:
2017 Create Carbon Capture Initiative Conference, May 8-10 @UBC
Graduate Student Career Skills, May 17, 4:00PM
Employer on Campus: Southwest University (China), May 17, 5:30PM

Job postings:
Part-time summer position: Graduate Academic Assistant – Advising Researcher
The BC Centre On Substance Use At St. Paul’s Hospital Is Hiring!
Office Manager, Centre for Blood Research;
Education Program Manager, Centre for Blood Research;
CiTR and Discorder are hiring summer students

3. Graduate Student Research Day – Call for Poster Submissions Extended

Message from the Graduate Student Organizing Committee

We are pleased to announce the 1st Graduate Student Research Day for Faculty of Medicine graduate students, a new event that is organized by Faculty of Medicine graduate students. Dr. Marco Marra, Head, UBC Department of Medical Genetics will give the keynote lecture. Dr. Marra is the UBC Canada Research Chair in Genome Science, and a member of the Order of British Columbia.

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.

Note: The submission deadline for poster presentations has been extended until Monday, May 15.

To register for the conference or apply to present a poster, please visit:

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

4. Canada Graduate Scholarship – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements, Spring 2017 Competition

The Canada Graduate Scholarship – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students pursuing exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada. This program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Vanier CGS or a Tri-Agency CGS at the Master’s or doctoral level. Note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this competition.

Award Value: up to $6,000 for three to six months

Deadline: Friday, 26 May 2017

CIHR only: Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. G+PS will forward complete, eligible applications to CIHR as they arrive. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.

For further information, please visit the Graduate Awards website:

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Joanne Tsui (

5. Rehabilitation Sciences Career Workshop Series

Students and post-docs are invited to attend the Rehabilitation Sciences Career Workshop Series in May, where we will identify the skills needed to succeed in today’s job market, and explore career options after graduate training in clinical research programs.

This series is hosted by the Rehabilitation Sciences program, but it is open to, and will be of interest to, students in all graduate programs.

Space is limited for these events, please RSVP using the following link:

These workshops will consist of a talk, a Q&A period, and time for informal networking over coffee and refreshments. Students from all programs are welcome to attend.

Workshop 1 (already took place on May 4)

Workshop 2 – May 11 (3-5 pm): Careers in industry
Location: TBA
Speakers: Dr. Bimal Lakhani (PDF in RHSC), Lead Scientist of Health Tech Connex
Connor Hammond (MSc RHSC), Research Intern at Lululemon Athletica

Workshop 3 – May 18 (3-5 pm): Career in non-profits
Location: TBA
Speakers: Dr. Judit Tackas (PhD in RHSC), Project Coordinator of the Plan Institute
Dr. Sharon Smith (PhD in RHSC), Director of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries

Workshop 4 – May 25 (3-5 pm): Careers in healthcare research, and communicating your science
Location: TBA
Speakers: Dr. Michelle Stack, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies
Cam Clayton (MSc in RHSC), Research Coordinator in Neurorehabilitation Research
Samantha Ebata (MSc in Kin), Lead Performance Analyst for the Canadian Sport Institute

Questions? Please contact

6. Volunteer Opportunity – Faculty of Medicine Vancouver Summer Program

Are you looking for a fun and unique volunteer experience this summer? Would you like the opportunity to interact with students from all over the world while gaining valuable experience to add your resume? If yes, this opportunity is for you!

Looking for energetic and positive student volunteers from the Faculty of Medicine to act as cultural and academic ambassadors and support our Faculty’s Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) sessions:
·         June 4 to July 4, 2017
·         July 15 to August 15, 2017

Please submit your volunteer application by the following dates:
·         Monday, May 15 for the June 4-July 4 session
·         Monday, June 26 for the July 15-August 15 session

Early applications are strongly encouraged.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Katya Leonardía (

7. Let’s Talk Science May 12th and 13th Volunteer Opportunities

Check out these two amazing volunteer opportunities happening on campus. Help us inspire youth by getting them excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math!)

(1) Let’s Talk Science Challenge – Friday May 12th
(2) Science Rendezvous – Saturday May 13th

(1) Let’s Talk Science Challenge 2017 (

It is that time of year again! The 2017 Let’s Talk Science Challenge will welcome 200 students from Grades 6-8 from the Greater Vancouver Area to UBC! This year, we’re bringing back our revamped Jeopardy-style game show with a Hollywood Squares/Who Wants to be a Millionaire/Cash Cab/Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?-twist! The game show will be followed by a fun-filled design challenge during the afternoon. We are looking for 20 volunteers to help run the events!

Training will be provided in a brief training session before the event.

When: Friday, May 12th, 2017 from 8:30am-2:30pm
Where: UBC Campus (Forestry Sciences Centre)
Age: Students in Grades 6-8
Who: Undergraduates, grad students and post-docs

Open Positions:
– Photographer
– Registration desk

To volunteer please fill out the online form ( If you have any questions, comments or concerns send an email to Evelyn at!
Note: Volunteers will be asked to attend a brief training session prior to the event.

(2) UBCLTS Science Rendezvous (

Science Rendezvous is coming to UBC Campus again! This annual celebration brings science outside of Labs and into the community to show children of all ages some of the fundamental truths of the world around us.

This year UBCLTS and Genome BC are partnering with the University Neighbourhoods Association to run a few activities for the UBC community at the Old Barn Community Centre! We’re looking for volunteers to help children make DNA Bracelets and Squishy Circuits. All demos will be prepared beforehand and training available for interested volunteers!

When: Saturday May 13th 10:00am-2:30pm
Who: Undergraduates, grad students and post-docs
Where: Old Barn Community Centre (6308 Thunderbird Blvd)
Interested volunteers please email Evelyn at or sign up at
(There will be concurrent events at Kwantlen University in Langley and Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. If you want to go to those locations instead, give us a shout and we’ll try to make it happen!  For more information click here.)

For other opportunities in May click here: (

8. UBC Library Research Commons – Upcoming May Events

Now available online at