February 12, 2018 Experimental Medicine Newsletter



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1. BC Cancer Research Seminar Series
2. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops
3. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series
4. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
5. 2018 Equity Enhancement Fund
6. Lets Talk Science
7. STEMCELL Job Opportunity
8. Life Science Venture Recruiting for 2018

1. BC Cancer Research Seminar Series

“The Important Role that Diet and Exercise Play in Preventing Cancer” by

Gerald Krystal, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC
Distinguished Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer

*Monday, February 5th, 2018*
12:00 to 1:00pm
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Family Theatre
BC Cancer Research Centre – 675 W.10th Ave.

Host: Dr. Pamela Hoodless

Videolinked to: FVC – room 2035, VIC – room #3, CSI – Shuswap room, CN – Salmon room,
UBC Biomedical Research Centre – room 351, Michael Smith Labs – room 226, C&W – room K4-142

*A recording of this presentation can be viewed at:
PHSA network users: H:\EVERYONE\Presentations\CRC Noon Rounds\2018
BCCRC/GSC users: \\srvnetapp02\BCCA\docs\EVERYONE\Presentations\CRC Noon Rounds\2018
(Please contact respective help desks (PHSA, BCCRC or GSC) if you need further assistance)

2. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops

The Best Talk of Your Life: How to Communicate your Research in a Memorable Way
Wed, Feb 14, 9:00 AM– 11:00 AM @Thea Koerner House
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16566-best-talk-your-life-how-communicate-your-research-memorable-way

How to Present your Research Concisely and Coherently (via Webinar)
Wed, Feb 14, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (PST)
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16659-how-present-your-research-concisely-coherently-webinar

Skills of Communication (Mitacs Training session)
Thu, Feb 15, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM @Thea Koerner House
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16375-skills-communication

Visit community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:
Employers on Campus for the month of February | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4402
Centre for Blood Research Career Night, Feb 14 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4391
Formatting your Thesis, Feb 16 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4305
Career Directions for Arts Grad Students, Feb 16 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4345
Apply for a paid internship through UBC Sustainability Initiative by Feb 25 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4403
Research Conference on Children’s Literature, apply by Feb 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4401

For more information, you may contact Jacqui at jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca

3. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series

“Maintenance of transcriptional states”
Dr. LeAnn Howe
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC

Wednesday, February 14th
12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
LSC 3 – Life Sciences Centre
2350 Health Sciences Mall

*You can now watch the seminar online at http://tinyurl.com/cbrseminaronline.*
Please ensure that you have the most recent version of Flash Player.

4. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

Visualizing and understanding molecular interactions

Sabrina Rose Leslie, PhD, Associate Professor
Physics and Quantitative Life Sciences, McGill University

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 12:00 noon
Robert Sindelar Seminar Room 3340 – Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, 2405 Wesbrook Mall

5. 2018 Equity Enhancement Fund

The UBC Equity & Inclusion Office is now accepting applications for the 2018 Equity Enhancement Fund. The fund supports collaborative projects that engage campus communities towards a more equitable, inclusive and welcoming UBC. Funding is available for projects up to $25,000 and is open to students, staff and faculty. To learn more about the application criteria, please visit equity.ubc.ca/eef. The deadline for applications is February 28.

You are also invited to learn more and help recognize last year’s projects at the Showcase + Info Session on February 13 at 12:30 at the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability. Presenters include members from the Indigenous Collective on CiTR, Forestry Diversity Crew, Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Medicine. Free but registration is required as refreshments will be provided. A Proposal Writing Workshop is taking place on February 15 to facilitate applications.

6. Lets Talk Science

Science Week at Lorn Nelson Elementary (URGENT) – Science Week at Lord Nelson Elementary means hands-on science workshops, fun booths, science fairs, and more! Be a part of this awesome experience and help inspire tomorrow’s scientists. We are looking for volunteers that are interested in volunteer for at least one of the 4 available workshops and/or running a booth during the Science Fair. Volunteers will get the opportunity to run hands-on science experiments with students in grades 5-7.

Who: Grades 5-7

When: One or both shifts

Feb 13th at 10-11am (workshop)

Feb 15th at 10-11am (workshop)

Where: Lord Nelson Elementary (2235 Kitchener St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2W9)

Workshops: Feb 13th – Acids and Bases; Feb 14th – Rube Goldberg Devices

For more information contact Andrew at community@ubclts.com.

To sign up fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/IxWWou6w2VRLflnl2

Special Olympics BC – Special Olympics BC provides high-quality sports programs and competitions that help people with intellectual disabilities celebrate personal achievement and gain confidence, skills and friendships. There are now more than 4,600 Special Olympics athletes participating in year-round programs in 55 communities around B.C., supported by more than 3,900 dedicated volunteers. Join Let’s Talk Science at the annual Special Olympics BC event at UBC to support amazing athletes and run a booth dedicated to the science of health!

When: Feb 25th; 9am-12:30pm

Activities: Kidney filtration and What’s in Blood

Where: Vancouver Tech Senior Secondary School (2600 E. Broadway, Vancouver)

For more information contact Andrew at community@ubclts.com.

To sign up fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/V2JffqSTLADVc1kl1

7. STEMCELL Job Opportunity

STEMCELL is currently looking to fill two open positions for a Scientific Marketing Specialist. This person would ideally have a MSc/PhD degree in the field of immunology or pluripotent stem cells.

Job Description Summary

The Scientific Marketing Specialist is responsible for supporting one or more assigned product lines in the Research and Development (R&D) department. This will be in one of our many teams in either our cell separation or media groups. We are looking for candidates with expertise in many relevant scientific fields, including, but not limited to, pluripotent stem cells, stem cell biology and immunology. With guidance from supervisor, this role will support with planning, coordinating and executing marketing campaigns and marketing related activities, such as generating marketing copy, collateral and sales tools to advance STEMCELL’s product line(s) strategy through the launch of new products, product changes, and maintenance of existing products.

The full job posting can be found on our website at www.stemcell.com under the Job ID R0000393. Applicants can submit their resumes online.

8. Life Science Venture Recruiting for 2018

Life Science Venture is seeking UBC entrepreneurs with transformative life science and human health start up opportunities. It’s that time again: entrepreneurship@UBC is recruiting for our 2018 Life Science Venture cohort!

They are looking for entrepreneurial faculty, staff and students who are passionate about building a transformative life science venture and are in need of resources and expert guidance. Please circulate this information memorandum amongst your colleagues, staff and students.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017 via simple online form here. Detailed information about the cohort program can be found online here.

This competitive, phased cohort includes periodic workshops and one-on-one mentoring with life science entrepreneurs, running from March through to September 2018. Ventures will be competing for membership in e@UBC’s coveted venture-building Hatch program. Hatch membership benefits include a dedicated life science Entrepreneur-in-Residence, exclusive programming, events, networking opportunities, and access to the UBC Seed Fund.

Total value of the program and Hatch venture building experience exceeds $50,000. Total cost to the venture: nothing but their time, commitment, and passion!