September 14, 2017 Newsletter



Ph.D. Defence:
Ling Guan – Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 9:00 am in Room 203 – 6371 Crescent Road, UBC Campus

Note: Please visit and bookmark our Experimental Medicine site:

1. Graduation Deadlines Reminder
2. BCCA Research Seminar Series
3. Genome BC Talk
4.The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series
5. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops
6. Let’s Talk Science UBC Wants You!!
7. The 9th Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC 2017)
8. UBC Library Research Commons September Events
9. Mitacs Call for Proposals

1. Graduation Deadlines Reminder

All Graduate Students that are hoping to have their degree granted in November, with the option to attend the November congregation ceremony, the application for graduation will be available on the Student Service Centre until Friday, September 15, 2017.
A late application form for graduation will be available on the Graduate Studies website early next week for students that have missed the Student Service Centre deadline.

If you are hoping to graduate in November 2017, it is very important that you apply for graduation as soon as possible, and you should not wait until you submit your final thesis to G+PS.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Last day for graduation applications to be submitted to Enrolment Services using the Student Service Centre by all students expecting to graduate in November 2017.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Last day for late applications for graduation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all students expecting to graduate in November 2017.

Last day for final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for degrees to be conferred at November 2017 Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Attached are important deadlines for November Graduation.

2. BCCA Research Seminar Series

“Clonal dynamics to single cell resolution” by

Samuel Aparicio, BM BCh PhD FRCPath FRSC
Nan & Lorraine Robertson Chair in Breast Cancer Research
Head, Department of Breast and Molecular Oncology, BCCA
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC

Monday, Sept. 18th, 2017 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Family Theatre – BC Cancer Agency Research Centre – 675 W.10th Ave.

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)

3. Genome BC Talk

Genome BC is pleased to present Sharon Terry as the 2017 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote speaker. Please join us on Thursday, October 19th for Sharon Terry’s compelling keynote: “If you are not at the table, you are on the menu: participatory science in health.”

Come hear the fascinating story of how this citizen scientist took the medical research community by storm when she forged a path to address the rare genetic condition that affects her children. Sharon Terry’s story will inspire you as she takes us through her lifelong quest to transform systems that would accelerate treatments for her children’s disease, as well as many others. Today, Sharon Terry is at the forefront of consumer participation in genetics research, services and policy and leads the Genetic Alliance in providing programs, products and tools for ordinary people to take charge of their health.

Terry will describe the impact genomics have on society and the growing influence of public engagement reminding us to look outside the traditional research box and get involved in the process! A Q&A session with the audience and a reception with light refreshments will follow the talk. This event is free of charge but seating is limited and will reach capacity. Early registration is recommended.

Registration link:

4. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series

“Translational research in Oral Cancer Control – Early Detection, Risk Assessment, and Management” by

Dr. Catherine Poh
Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
Clinician Scientist, Integrative Oncology Department, BC Cancer Agency

Wednesday, September 20th – 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
LSC 3 – Life Sciences Centre – 2350 Health Sciences Mall

*You can now watch the seminar online at*
Please ensure that you have the most recent version of Flash Player.

5. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops

Foundations of Project Management 1 (2 day workshop, students MUST commit to attending both days from 9 – 5)
Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 19 and 20, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM visit

Knowledge Mobilization, keynote session discussing strategies and experiences in designing and implementing a knowledge mobilization plan
Thursday, Sept 28, 2017, 9:00 – 10:30am PST
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre (@Oak and 12th, VGH campus) Registration Link: (register by Thursday September 14, 2017)

Knowledge Mobilization Workshop
Thursday, Sept 28, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Blusson Spinal Cord Centre (10th@Willow, VGH Campus) Registration Link: (register by Thursday September 14, 2017)

Visit for other opportunities including:
Career Directions for Graduate Students, Sept 14th, 4:30 PM
Citation Management using Refworks, Sept 19, 1 PM

Orientation events continue with a Hike To Dog Mountain on Sept 16th and Late Arrival International Student Orientation Sept 18 .

6. Let’s Talk Science UBC Wants You!!

Let’s Talk Science is a nationwide non-profit that seeks to improve science literacy and interest in Canada’s youth. Basically we go around to K-12 schools and do sweet hands-on activities to help kids get STOKED about science! The UBC branch alone reaches over 34,600 youth across Vancouver and British Columbia <– What?! That’s a lot of kiddos! Chyeah, and get this: 95% of kids say they’re more interested in STEM fields after one of our visits! Woop woop!

If you love science and want to make an impact on the community WHILE getting some resume boosting skills, we want you! Come to one of our volunteer information sessions on Sept 13 (Wed, 5:30-6:30pm), Sept 15 (Fri, 12-1pm), or Sept 20 (Wed, 5-6pm). We’ll have free food (yeah, you heard me), as well as a bit of info to get you started with Let’s Talk Science!

Please RSVP for the info session: 🙂

If you have any questions, comments, or just want a free nerdy science fact, email And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to get more info! (
7. The 9th Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC 2017)

November 1-3 in Ottawa and will celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary, with discussion of the past achievements in science and innovation as well as the perspective on the next 50 years. We believe this conference will be of interest to your trainees and professional network.

The Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC) is a non-partisan, national forum where professionals from industry, academia, non-profit organizations, and science-based governmental departments meet to discuss the science policy issues of the day and propose appropriate action. You can learn more about this year’s conference at (This year’s program can be viewed at:
8. UBC Library Research Commons September Events

For events and workshops, please see their newsletter online: the URL is

9. Mitacs Call for Proposals

Mitacs Global Research Award

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner countries. The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines. Funding varies by destination. The current call for proposals opens on September 13 and closes on November 8, 2017.

Full details (including eligibility requirements and application materials) are available at: Please direct any questions to

For further information on Mitacs programs, please visit: