August 31, 2017 Newsletter


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1. September Workshops and Events
2. UBC Affiliated Fellowships
3. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar Series
4. 11th Annual Earl W. Davie Symposium
5. New Course: Advanced Topics in Human Physiology (PHYL 548)

1. September Workshops and Events

Registration is now open for:

Scholarship and Award Opportunities for Graduate Students
Monday, September 11 –

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (in person): For more information or to register, visit
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (via webinar): For more information or to register, visit
Pancake Breakfast: arrive early to enjoy free pancakes served by the Graduate Student Society starting at 9:00 a.m. Please RSVP.

CIHR is hosting webinars on students’ awards in health research

These information sessions are catered to students and staff. Learn about CIHR award programs, policies, tips for applicants, and guidelines on how to submit an application. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
September 6 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST (in English): To register,
September 7 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST (in French): To register,
September 8 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST (in English): To register,

2. UBC Affiliated Fellowships:

The UBC Affiliated Fellowships doctoral competition runs in concert with the university-adjudicated NSERC and SSHRC CGS doctoral competitions. Students who submit an NSERC or SSHRC application to their graduate program are eligible for open Affiliated Fellowships and do not need to submit a separate Affiliated Fellowships application. (To be considered for criteria-based affiliated fellowship(s), students should submit this checklist ( with their NSERC or SSHRC application to their graduate program.) Those applying only for Vanier CGS or CIHR Doctoral Research Award must submit a separate and complete Affiliated Fellowships application in order to be considered.

Deadline: Monday, October 2nd to submit to graduate program; nominations from graduate programs are due to G+PS by 4 p.m. on Friday, 13 October 2017.

Updated competition information and application/reference forms are available at:

SSHRC and NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral (CGS D):

Applicants applying through UBC will either be:

currently registered at (or were registered at during the year of application), or are on an approved leave of absence from, a degree program at UBC
not currently registered at UBC; or are registered, but not in a degree program; and have completed all of the requirements for a degree program from UBC since 1 January 2017
Both agencies have application forms and instructions online. Please see their websites for further information:



CIHR Doctoral Research Award:

Details for this funding opportunity are available on ResearchNet:

Institutional e-Approval for CIHR Doctoral Research Award is obtained from the Office of Research Services (ORS). Detailed requirements and e-submission procedures are available online at:

UBC (ORS) deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 September 2017

CIHR (ResearchNet) deadline: 5 p.m. (Vancouver time) on Tuesday, 3 October 2017.

3. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar Series

Medicines Associated Dementia and Cognitive Impairment (poster attached)

Lisa Kalisch Ellett, PhD
Research Fellow, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
University of South Australia

Host: Alice Yu

Wednesday, September 6, 2016 at 12:00 noon

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, 2405 Wesbrook Mall – Robert Sindelar Seminar Room 3340

4. 11th Annual Earl W. Davie Symposium

November 16, 2017.

This full-day symposium will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre on 1088 Burrard, a wonderful venue in downtown Vancouver. For those who are interested in staying abreast of cutting edge advances in the broad field of bleeding and thrombosis, in sharing new knowledge, in meeting colleagues and international leaders in the field, and in understanding the urgent needs of patients and families suffering from related disorders, this symposium is not to be missed!

Click here to register now and save with early bird prices until September 29, 2017!

Registration Fees*

Early Bird Registration (up to and including September 29, 2017)
Regular Registration (September 30, 2017 and later)
Professional  $69  $99
Student**  $29  $49

*5% GST will be added to the final ticket price.
** Students who submit their posters will receive a refund of their registration fees after the event.

Online Payment – We accept Visa, MasterCard or Interac.
Confirmation – Your payment will be confirmed by an automatic email. Please use this confirmation as your registration receipt.
Cancellation Policy – Registration cancellations or revisions must be submitted in writing by email to No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after November 10, 2017.

** 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 Friday, November 4, 2017.

Plus, amazing raffle prizes! A raffle draw for 6 separate prizes will take place at the symposium for all attendees.

Don’t hesitate to contact Mira at 604.822.7407 or Ed Conway if you have any questions!

5. New Course: Advanced Topics in Human Physiology (PHYL 548)

PHYL 548 Advanced Topics in Human Physiology: Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine – What does the Future Hold?

2017W Term 2 – students should register to: PHYL 548B-002

Please visit this website for more information about the course: