February 19, Newsletter



Upcoming Ph.D. Defence:
Young Woong Kim – Friday, 23 February 2018 – 9:00am – Room 200 – 6371 Crescent Road, UBC Campus

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

1. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
2. BC Cancer Research Seminar Series
3. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops
4. UBC Sustainability Scholars – Call for Applications
5. Summer TA Opportunities

1. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

Self-Assembled Porphyrin Nanoparticles – Emerging Biomedical Applications

Jonathan F. Lovell, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 12:00 noon
Robert Sindelar Seminar Room 3340 – Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, 2405 Wesbrook Mall

2. BC Cancer Research Seminar Series

“Non-coding RNAs as manipulators and predictors in leukemia and neurological diseases”  by
Florian Kuchenbauer, MD, PhD
Senior Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory
Clinician-Scientist, The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC
BC Cancer, Vancouver

**THURSDAY** February 22, 2018 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Family Theatre – BC Cancer Research Centre (675 W.10th Ave.)

Host: Dr. Keith Humphries

Videolinked to: FVC – room 1056, CN – Salmon room, Michael Smith Labs – room 237

*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)

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

3. Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops

Heats have begun for Three Minute Thesis! Interested in presenting? Join the Mar 7th Multidisciplinary Heat or others posted at http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/schedule/ .

Discovering the Entrepreneur Within (Mitacs)
Wed, Feb 21, 9:00 AM– 5:00 PM @Thea Koerner House – Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16376-discovering-entrepreneur-within

(CSIC Event) Graduate Career Exploration Series: Careers in Sales and Business Development – Tues, Feb 27, 5:30 – 7:00 http://bit.ly/2EDsRXi
Mini-MBA for STEM and Arts, Mar 2 – Apr 27 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4431
Statistics Series Session V: Generalized linear models: counts and binary outcomes
Wednesday, February 28th 2018 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Online, via webinar) For detailed information or to register, visit www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16232-statistics-v-generalized-linear-models-counts-binary-outcomes
Author Rights for Academic Publishing Feb 28 12:30 PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4437
Sustainability Career Night, Feb 28, 5:30 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4485

4. UBC Sustainability Scholars – Call for Applications
(paid summer internships)

The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects.

They are currently accepting applications for over 65 UBC Sustainability Scholars (including Greenest City Scholars) internship projects that will commence late April 2018. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply.

Successful candidates will work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $21 per hour to complete 250 hours of work.

For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit our Student Opportunities page. Applications will be accepted until midnight Sunday February 25, 2018.

5. Summer TA Opportunities

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is hiring for summer TA’ships. The attached 2 positions: BIOC 302 and BIOC VSP, are also posted on our website.
Interested grads should complete the application and return to Sabrina Cheng, sabrinac@mail.ubc.ca.