February 2, 2017 Newsletter


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1. BC Cancer Research Seminar Series
2. Annual Norman Bethune Symposium – Call for Abstracts
3. Let’s Talk Science training session + *NEW* lesson planning hackathon!!
4. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops
5. UBC Library Research Commons February Newsletter
6. Ink – UBC’s graduate student-run journals – call for articles!

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 5, 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. Annual Norman Bethune Symposium – Call for Abstracts

The CBR is excited to present its 7th Annual Norman Bethune Symposium on April 10, 2018! This full-day symposium will be held at the UBC Robson Square Theater, 800 Robson Street.

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 Wine and Cheese 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 by 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.

Don’t hesitate to contact Ed Conway or Dana Devine if you have any questions!

3. Let’s Talk Science training session + *NEW* lesson planning hackathon!!

Let’s Talk Science is a nationwide non-profit that seeks to improve science literacy and interest in Canada’s youth. Basically we go around to K-12 schools and do sweet hands-on activities to help kids get STOKED about science! The UBC branch alone reaches over 34,600 youth across Vancouver and British Columbia <– What?! That’s a lot of kiddos! Chyeah, and get this: 95% of kids say they’re more interested in STEM fields after one of our visits! Woop woop!

New to LTS? Come to the training session!
If you love science and want to make an impact on the community WHILE getting some resume boosting skills, we want you! Come to our training session on February 10th!! See the flier for more details and RSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y7holurp

Are you an experienced volunteer (or have other outreach education experience)? Come to our hackathon!
We’re putting on a lesson planning hackathon for those of you who’ve already got the lesson planning down. See the flier for more details and RSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y7holurp

If you have any questions, comments, or just want a free nerdy science fact, email kaitlyn@ubclts.com. And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to get more info! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ubclts/)

4. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops

Showcasing your Graduate Research in UBC’s Open Access Digital Repository: Help with Copyright and More – Tue, Feb 6, 12:30 PM– 2:00 PM @ Thea Koerner House
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16674-showcasing-your-graduate-research-ubcs-open-access-digital-repository-help

Introduction to Interacting with the Media – Wed, Feb 7, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM @ Thea Koerner House
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16673-introduction-interacting-media

Practice your Presentation Skills I – Thu, Feb 8, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Thea Koerner House
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16374-practice-your-presentation-skills-i

Visit community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:
Nominate an Exceptional Student Leader by Feb 12 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4371
Run for a GSS Student Exec Position by Feb 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/article/4372-run-gss-student-executive-position
Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium, Mar 1 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4326

5. UBC Library Research Commons February Newsletter

Here is the URL for the newsletter: http://bit.ly/2EsCJ3J.

Questions, comments, suggestions? Please contact the Research Commons Team. UBC Library Research Commons, 2nd floor, Koerner Library, Vancouver Campus, 1958 Main Mall
6. Ink – UBC’s graduate student-run journals – call for articles!

UBC’s graduate student-run journals, INK (Ideas, Numbers, Knowledge), is currently accepting submissions for its April 2018 issue! We were wondering if you would be able to share the following with the students in your department.Our previous issues are available to read on our website (link below). Thanks in advance!

Call for articles!

Do you want to…

Bring more attention 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.

Our team aims to bring together academic communities from across UBC and beyond to enhance sharing and communication of knowledge. We disseminate innovative thinking that addresses practical issues in society, and we offer students a niche for their ideas as well as involvement in the actual publication process.

We are currently accepting submissions for our April 2018 issue. The deadline for submission is Mar. 15, 2018. We are giving 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 our 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.