March 19, 2017 Newsletter



Congratulations to Bernard Kan and Lucie Colineau for successfully defending their PhD theses.
Congratulations as well to Seo Am Hur and Chhavi Tripathi for successfully defending their MSC theses.

Note: Please visit and bookmark our Experimental Medicine site:

1. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series
2. BC Cancer Research Seminar Series
3. Resume Writing, Networking and Interview Tips
4. Plan your Doctoral Exam and Thesis Submission
5. 7th Annual Norman Bethune Symposium
6. Volunteer Opportunities at STEMCELL Talks

1. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series

“Multi-Modal Cell Motility – Does It Play A Role In Cancer Metastasis?” by
Dr. Cal Roskelley
Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, UBC

Wednesday, March 21th – 12:00 to 1:00pm PST
LSC 3 – Life Sciences Centre – 2350 Health Sciences Mall

2. BC Cancer Research Seminar Series

“Life and Near Death Experiences at the Cellular Level” by

Denise Montell, PhD
Robert and Patricia Duggan Professor
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Department
University of California, Santa Barbara

Monday, March 26, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00pm
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Family Theatre
BC Cancer Research Centre – 675 W.10th Ave.

Host: Dr. Shoukat Dedhar

3. Resume Writing, Networking and Interview Tips

Date | Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Time | 10:00 – 11:30am
Location | Multipurpose Room, Paetzold Health Education Centre, Vancouver General Hospital, (855 West 12th Ave, Vancouver)

Develop your resume in this combination workshop, focused on resume development with networking and interviewing tips with ample time for hands-on resume review.

Required: bring your resume

Audience: UBC Faculty of Medicine Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
• Understand the importance of developing effective resumes in a job search process
• Learn how to write effective resumes
• Engage in appropriate interview techniques
• Learn the value of networking

Instructor: Frances Chandler, PhD

To register:

4. Plan your Doctoral Exam and Thesis Submission

Submitting your Thesis
In-person session: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (9:30 – 10:30 am)
Webinar: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (1:00 – 2:00 pm)

The Steps to Planning your Doctoral Exam
In-person session: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (10:45 am – 12:00 pm)
Webinar: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (2:15 – 3:30 pm)

Essentials of Productive Teams: (this Mitacs workshop will hone your people skills and improve your ability to work with, and manage, others)
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 9 am – 4 pm ;

Applying for a Grant (Applying for the upcoming Public Scholars Award or another grant involving community-based research? Improve your grant by learning how to prepare your budget, project purpose and plan) Date: Friday, March 23, 2018 | 3 – 5 pm

Check out for other opportunities including:
Help plan new grad student space in Koerner Library |
Work Learn Opportunities @G+PS |
Science Leadership & Mgmt Workshop Series (this week is “how to be an effective mentor and team leader”)|
Session on Post-Graduate Work Permits, Mar 22 |
Career Directions for Social Science, Mar 23 |
Eat Well to Live Well (Workshop on Nutrition and Mental Health), Mar 28 |
UNA-Canada Internship Programme, apply by Apr 15 |

5. 7th Annual Norman Bethune Symposium

April 10, 2018! This full-day symposium will be held at the UBC Robson Square, Theater, 800 Robson Street.

We have a fabulous program this year, and the highlights include: keynote presentations on the topics of red blood cell biology, patient blood management, new developments in platelet products, the appropriate use of blood and blood products and cellular therapies. In addition to hearing from both Canadian and international speakers, talks will be given by those receiving blood products, and selected oral and poster presentations will be given by students at all levels of training. The Symposium will be followed by a Reception for all attendees. Don’t miss out, as this event always reaches capacity.

Click here to register now. The registration is FREE but you must register until March 20, 2018!

** Call for Abstracts! ** Submit an abstract with your poster and be considered to present a short talk at the Symposium. The top abstracts will be selected to present. This is a great opportunity! The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, March 26, 2018.