November 8, 2018 


Upcoming MSc Defence:

“A Peer Mentorship to Enhance Active Lifestyles and Community Integration in People with Spinal Cord Injury: I Wheel”Medhi Eshraghi – Dr. Bonita Sawatzky’s lab.  Thursday November 23, 2018 at 2:00pm in ICORD 3rd Floor Conference Room, 818 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC.




Upcoming MSc Defence:

“SHIP-Microbiome Interactions in Intestinal Inflammation”Peter Dobranowski – Dr. Laura Sly’s lab.  Friday, September 21st at 12:30 pm in Room #3113, BCCH Research Institute, 950 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver BC.

Note:  Please visit and bookmark our Experimental Medicine site:

1) BC Cancer Research Seminar Series

2) 2018 Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Awards

3) Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops

1)  BC Cancer Research Seminar Series

 “Stromal-Immune Interactions in Cancer and Beyond”  by

Shannon J. Turley, PhD

Staff Scientist and Group Leader

Department of Cancer Immunology

Genentech, South San Francisco, CA

 Monday, September 17th, 2018 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Gordon & Leslie Diamond Family Theatre, BC Cancer Research Centre

(675 W.10th Ave.)

 Host: Dr. Julian Lum

Videolinked to:  FVC – room 2035, VIC – room #3, CN – Parsnip room,

UBC Biomedical Research Centre – room 351, Michael Smith Labs – room 303, C&W room K4-142

 *A recording of this presentation can be viewed at:

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The BC Cancer Research Seminars are supported by the BC Cancer Foundation

2) 2018 Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Awards

Competition is now open.


Full-time graduate students who are registered in any UBC Faculty of Medicine graduate program, or full-time graduate students whose main supervisor has a primary appointment with the UBC Faculty of Medicine are eligible to apply for the Graduate Student Awards.

All applicants must be in good academic standing with the University, and must be making satisfactory progress towards their degree as defined by the UBC Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

NB: Due to their highly competitive nature, a Declaration of Intent is required from all graduate students applying to the following two Graduate Student Awards:

1.       Harry and Florence Dennison Fellowship in Medical Research

2.       Mary Adele Norman Postgraduate Award in Medical Research

Declaration of Intent Deadline: Friday, September 21, 12:00PM (PDT)

Complete Application Deadline: Friday, October 24, 12:00PM (PDT)

 For more information, and to apply for the fellowship, please visit:

3) Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops

Registration is open for next week’s:

Time Managment | Wed, Sept 19

In-person (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM @Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road):

Webinar (1:00 – 2:30 PM):

 Orientation 2018 events continue this week with:

Late Start International Welcome (Sept 10, 11, or 13).  Information on your study permit, working in Canada, and accessing health services while studying at UBC

Orientation to the Library for Graduate Students, Sept 12

GSS Speed Friending Social, Sept 14

Please visit for details.

Check out for other opportunities including:

 Lecture featuring Indigenous Scholar’s from the University of Waikato (tonight, Sept 10 at 5 PM) |

Mentoring (for Senior TAs), Sept 17, 9:30 |

Formatting your Thesis: Tips and Tricks, Sept 17, 10 AM |

Cultural Safety and Addressing Systemic Racism with Harley Eagle, Sept 18, 10:00 |

Graduate Connections Café for Mid-Career Students, Sept 18, 4:30 |

Career Directions for STEM Graduate Students, Sept 19, 12:30 PM |

GSS French, Zumba, and Yoga Classes, mid-Sept to Dec (on campus, BC Children’s, VGH area) |