October 20, 2017 Experimental Medicine Newsletter



Abrar Samiea and Lakshana Sreenivasan for successfully completing their comprehensive examinations.

Upcoming Defences:
M.Sc. Defence: Genevieve Rocheleau – October 31st at 1:00 pm in room #10206 – 10th Floor – Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC VGH campus.

2017 Medicine Research Expo
The October 31st Medicine Research Expo is fast approaching! If you have not already done so, please register for this exciting event at http://medicine.med.ubc.ca/2017-medicine-research-expo-experimental-medicine-student-registration-and-abstract-submission
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 9:00am to 5pm at the Paetzold Health Education Center, Jim Pattison Pavilion, VGH


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

1. BCCA Research Seminar Series
2. US Visa Info Session
3. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Twitter Contest
5. GPS Workshops

1. BCCA Research Seminar Series

Special Seminar: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Integrating Genetics, Genomics and Biology towards a more personalized medicine, by

Jeffrey M. Trent, PhD., FACMG
President and Research Director
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

At the Gordon & Leslie Diamond Family Theatre – BC Cancer Agency Research Centre ( 675 W.10th Ave. )

Host: Dr. David Huntsman

2. US Visa Info Session

Are you planning to visit or study in the United States? Do you want to know about how to apply for a US visa? Come to attend the US Visa Info Session. Officers from the US Consulate General in Vancouver will talk about how to apply for a US visa and related issues.

When: Wednesday, November 1, from 2 to 3 pm
Where: Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, Room 1201

Register online at https://survey.ubc.ca/s/usvisainfosession/

3. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Twitter Contest

Are you a student or postdoctoral fellow doing research in a CFI-funded research space or with CFI-funded equipment? Enter the CFI’s twitter contest by December 1, and tell your research story to a national audience. Winners will have a chance to take over the CFI’s @InnovationCA Twitter feed for a day, and be their guest at a special event in Ottawa.

Find out more and get some helpful tips, including how to get your tweet amplified by UBC at https://research.ubc.ca/iaminnovation


The 2018 UBC Advising Conference will take place on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 and advisors from across campus will once again join together for a day of learning, collaboration and community building!

For those of you not familiar with this annual conference, you are invited to read about last year’s conference.

Call for Proposals

The Planning Committee invites and welcomes proposals from all aspects of advising, particularly those that highlight theoretical and methodological approaches, innovative programming and cross-campus collaboration.

Using the online submission form, you are invited to submit your proposal for a 60 or 90 minute concurrent session. All proposals are due by midnight, Monday, November 13 and will be responded to by December 4, 2017.

Registration for the conference will be open in early January. We look forward to seeing you in February!

5. GPS Workshops

The Universitas 21’s Three Minute Thesis 2017 Competition is now accepting votes!
Check out the finalists (including UBC’s Seth Tigchelaar!) and cast your vote here: www.u213mt.com/

Registration is now open for:
Assertiveness – Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation
Tuesday, Oct 24, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM @Thea Koerner House For more information or to register, visit: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16165-assertiveness-speaking-yourself-difficult-conversation

Writing with Integrity
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2 – 4 PM @ Buchanan Tower For more information or to register, visit: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16557-writing-integrity

Know your Strengths, Explore your Options, Design your Degree
Wednesday, Oct 25, 1 – 5 PM @ Fred Kaiser Building For more information or to register, visit: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16482-know-your-strengths-explore-your-options-design-your-degree

Visit community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

Request a free statistical consultation with ASDa | community.grad.ubc.ca/article/4124-free-statistical-consultations-graduate-students

Career Directions for Grad Students, Oct 24, 12:00 PM | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4003
Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis, Oct 24, 12:30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3934
Apply for a 6 month work-integrated learning opportunity with Green Corps by Oct 26th | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4101
Citation Management Using Refworks, Oct 31, 12:00 PM | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3935