February 26, 2018 Newsletter



Congratulations to Iryna Davies for successfully completing her comprehensive examination.

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

1. BC Cancer Research Seminar Series
2. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series
3. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops
4. Public Scholarship Initiative Information Session
5. UBC Student Safety Abroad Program
6. TA Opportunities from Pharmaceutical Sciences

1. BC Cancer Research Seminar Series

“Use the pHorce for Glioblastoma Targeting”  by

Anita Hjelmeland, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology (CDIB)
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

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

Host: Dr. Shoukat Dedhar

2. The Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series

“Biomaterial design for blood contact applications, inspired by protein-material
interactions and enabled by block co-polymeric polyurethanes.”  by
Dr. Paul Santerre
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
and Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

Wednesday, February 28th – 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
LSC 3 – Life Sciences Centre – 2350 Health Sciences Mall

3. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops

CSIC event: Careers in Sales and Business Development: Feb 27, 5:30 PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4481

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

Apply by Feb 28th to Adjudicate MURC oral and posters: https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4496
Apply to be a G+PS Recruitment Ambassador https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4486
Deloitte Days, March 29th 11 – 4, Alumni Centre https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4505
Scholarly Publishing and Assessing your Impact, Mar 6th, 2 PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4443
Employer on Campus: Boston Consulting Group, Mar 19 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4470

Statistics Series Session VI: Introduction to mixed effects models
Tuesday, March 6th 2018 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Online, via webinar)
For detailed information or to register, visit https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16233-statistics-vi-introduction-mixed-effects-models-webinar

4. Public Scholarship Initiative Information Session

March 2nd, 12:00 – 2:00, Thea’s Lounge

Dear Students, UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative will soon start accepting applications for its fourth year. A groundbreaking, award-winning scholarship program, PSI currently has 115 scholars from almost all faculties across UBC. Public Scholars enjoy (1) continuous academic support; (2) up to $20,000 financial support over 2 years and; (3) numerous professional development and networking opportunities.

If your work involves innovative forms of scholarship; engaging communities and other partners for a tangible positive social impact; or more career-relevant forms of scholarship, you may also become a UBC Public Scholar. We would like to invite students, faculty, and staff to join us for the PSI information session to learn more about the initiative, funding criteria and the application process. The session will be on the 2nd of March, from 12:00 to 2:00 at Thea’s Lounge in the Graduate Student Building. Please RSVP here.

The 2018-19 applications for PSI will run from March 19 to May 25, 2018. We strongly encourage all students who plan on applying to attend the information session. More information about the initiative, scholarship holders, and the 2018 competition can be found on the PSI Website.

If you have further questions, please contact Public Scholarship Coordinator Serbulent Turan, at serbulent.turan@ubc.ca.

5. UBC Student Safety Abroad Program

The Student Safety Abroad Registry is mandatory for all students undertaking a university activity abroad which includes any activity fulfilling an academic requirement, organized by the University, or paid for in whole or in part from University funds. It is therefore critical any student or faculty member considering these options has access to this information and we ask that you discuss and distribute as appropriate.

For additional information, please review the Student Safety Abroad website found here: https://safetyabroad.ubc.ca/.

Please note Go Global’s Safety Abroad Advisor can be booked to deliver safety presentations as part of any meeting or pre-departure session and they can be contacted here: safety.abroad@ubc.ca.

6. TA Opportunities from Pharmaceutical Sciences

Please contact Guinette Vallee for more information at guinette.vallee@ubc.ca