October 12, 2017 Newsletter


Ali Farrokhi and Mir Fazeli for successfully defending their Ph.D. theses.
Jessica Shum for successfully defending her M.Sc. thesis.


2017 Medicine Research Expo – October 31, 2017 – 9:00am to 5pm at the Paetzold Health Education Center, Jim Pattison Pavilion, VGH
All Experimental Medicine graduate students are welcome to present. This is a great opportunity to showcase your research work to faculty and other students, get feedback and build your presentation skills and CV. If you are in the first year in the program, please do not feel that you need to bring a poster. Please just come and enjoy the day, see how it works, and take the opportunity to meet your colleagues and learn about some of the things that are happening in our department and program. For students that are far enough along in their research, we invite you to bring a poster. From poster abstract submission, we will invite some of you to do a short talk on your work and there will, of course there will be student presentation prizes.

To sign up for the day and submit an abstract, please register through the following link: http://medicine.med.ubc.ca/2017-medicine-research-expo-experimental-medicine-student-registration-and-abstract-submission
Deadline for submissions is October 17th.

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

1. BCCA Research Seminar Series
2. INK (ideas, numbers, knowledge) – Call for articles!
3. Graduate Student Initiative Fund
4. UBC Library Research Commons Events
5. GPS Workshops
6. UBC Biomedical Branch Library Workshops
7. Third Annual Life Sciences Research Night – Request for Poster Presentations
8. Eleventh Annual Earl W. Davie Symposium

1. BCCA Research Seminar Series

“Improving Platinum-Based Treatments for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer” by

Ada Leung, PhD
2016 Lloyd Skarsgard Excellence in Research Award recipient
UBC Mitacs Elevate Fellow, Department of Chemistry, UBC; Co-Founder and Research Scientist, Cuprous Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 – 12:00 to 1:00pm
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Family Theatre – BC Cancer Agency Research Centre (675 W.10th Ave.)

Host: Marcel Bally

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

*A recording of this presentation can be viewed at:
PHSA network users: H:\EVERYONE\Presentations\CRC Noon Rounds Seminar Series\2017
BCCRC/GSC users: \\srvnetapp02\bcca\docs\EVERYONE\Presentations\CRC Noon Rounds Seminar Series\2017
(Please contact respective help desks (PHSA, BCCRC or GSC) if you need further assistance)

2. INK (ideas, numbers, knowledge) – Call for articles!

Do you want to: Bring more atttention to the research you have worked so hard to produce? Develop skills in communicating your work to a general audience? Build connections with other researchers in the UBC community?
If your answer is yes, then submit an article of your work to INK (Ideas, Numbers, Knowledge)!
INK is a non-academic, student-run journal that amasses knowledge from across the disciplines. The journal offers a platform for bright and motivated students to communicate their work in a way that can be understood by someone outside of their field of expertise. It hosts interdisciplinary discussions on real world problems, and serves as a vehicle for knowledge sharing and collaboration.
The team aims to bring together academic communities from across UBC and beyond to enhance sharing and communication of knowledge. They disseminate innovative thinking that addresses practical issues in society, and offer students a niche for their ideas as well as involvement in the actual publication process.
Accepting submissions for the December 2017 issue. The deadline for submission is Oct. 25, 2017. A $100 honorarium for UBC Graduate Students with accepted articles!

Before submitting your article: – Get your topic approved
– Authors must submit original work
– Keep your submissions between 750-1000 words and free of jargon (your contribution should be understandable to anyone without prior knowledge of your field)
Please visit their website for the full list of guidelines: http://ink-journal.sites.olt.ubc.ca
Please submit your article to INK’s Editor-in-Chief, Samantha Jones at ubc.ink.journal@gmail.com.

3. Graduate Student Initiative Fund

FoM is pleased to announce that the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Initiative Fund is now available for two kinds of graduate student projects:

1. Career/Educational Initiatives (funding up to $1000/project)
These initiatives aim to improve and enhance the graduate learning environment and to lead to effective change. Initiatives related to teaching and learning are encouraged, however all ideas that seek to improve the graduate student experience in the Faculty of Medicine will be considered.

2. Research-partnership Initiatives (funding up to $3000/project)
These initiatives seek to link Faculty of Medicine research-based graduate students with UBC-affiliated Clinical Collaborators to engage in innovative and unique translational research projects with no independent source of funding.

Deadline for both initiatives is twice a year: November 15 and April 15.

For more information, and to apply, please visit: http://grad-postdoc.med.ubc.ca/current-students/graduate-student-initiative-fund/

4. UBC Library Research Commons Events

Please visit this link to view their newsletter: http://bit.ly/2xcUTpv.

5. GPS Workshops

Statistics I: Data Exploration Through Descriptive Statistics and Graphics Webinar
Monday, Oct 16, 1 – 3 PM PDT
For more information or to register, visit: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16228-statistics-i-data-exploration-through-descriptive-statistics-graphics-webinar

Work for General Motors of Canada,Oct 16th, 12:00 PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4026
Learn about research careers in Europe at the EURAXESS North America Info session: Oct 18, 9:30 AM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4089

6. UBC Biomedical Branch Library Workshops

Library Workshops at the UBC Biomedical Branch (BMB) Library – October 2017

Little Things Mean a Lot: Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Sign up here: https://events.library.ubc.ca/dashboard/view/6962

Introduction to Citation Management
Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Sign up here: https://events.library.ubc.ca/dashboard/view/6964

7. Third Annual Life Sciences Research Night – Request for Poster Presentations

On behalf of Undergraduate Research Opportunities, we would like to invite you to our 3rd annual Life Sciences Research Night, held in collaboration with six other undergraduate life sciences clubs. A mingling session will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 7:15 – 8:30pm. We are inviting you to this session to present your research to the attending undergraduate students.

The 2017 Life Sciences Research Night hopes to promote undergraduate research and showcase the diversity of life science research at UBC. If you are interested in attending this mingling session, we encourage you to bring a research poster and to reply to this email: ubc.lsrn.2016@gmail.com to confirm your presence by midnight October 25. Light dinner will also be provided at the event. We hope to see you there!

8. Eleventh Annual Earl W. Davie Symposium

The UBC Centre for Blood Research (CBR) 11th Annual Earl W. Davie Symposium on November 16, 2017 in Vancouver, and we’re in full gear, encouraging all who may be interested, to attend.

As most of you know, the Earl Davie Symposium is a 1-day event in honour of the discoverer of the coagulation cascade, and features presentations by experts in hemostasis-thrombosis, inflammation, cardiovascular disease and biomedical engineering, and facilitates knowledge exchange between researchers, physicians, technologists, students, patients and the lay public.

Once again, we have a fabulous program, and Earl Davie will be there (He’s 88, spry, bright and engaged). Highlights include: keynote presentations by Dr. Kathy High (a leader in the development of gene therapy for hemophilia) and Dr. Jim Morrissey (an expert in mechanisms of thrombosis), as well as a remarkable lineup of leading local and international speakers, talks by patients, and oral and poster presentations by students at all levels of training. We are indeed, encouraging trainees to submit abstracts, some of which will be selected for oral presentations…… And for those who submit a poster/abstract, the registration fee will be fully reimbursed!

The venue is terrific, and registration comes with excellent food and drink! The program is attached. More information on EWD Symposium here.

It would be wonderful if you could attend. We would also appreciate it if you could widely distribute the program.

Register now and save with early bird prices!

Any questions – contact Ed Conway at ed.conway@ubc.ca