Trudeau Scholarships nominations – deadline to Grad Studies 28 Oct 2011‏

Call for Nominations: Trudeau Scholarships The Faculty of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 competition for the highly prestigious Trudeau Scholars Programme. These awards are for outstanding doctoral students whose work addresses one of the following four themes: – Human Rights and Dignity – Responsible Citizenship – Canada in the World – People […]

[VanBUG] Thursday, Oct 13, 6pm – Inanc Birol, Haploid Assembly of Diploid Genomes‏

Please post poster available at —————————————————————- Next VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics User Group) talk is on Thursday, October 13 at 6pm. The seminar is followed by pizza, refreshments and great networking. *Intro speaker* (10mins): Olena Morozova, PhD Candidate, Marra Lab, Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency A wide spectrum of somatic mutation in high-risk neuroblastoma […]

Let’s Talk Science volunteering recruitment‏

***An Invitation to all UBC graduate students to join Let’s Talk Science*** Interested in Science or Engineering? Enjoy working with kids and youths? Want to give back to your community? Let’s Talk Science is a national volunteering organization that strives to improve science literacy through outreach. We motivate and empower youth to use science, technology, […]

Registration now open for Early November Instructional Skills Workshop‏

Registration for the Early November Instructional Skills Workshop is now open. You can register for the ISW at the following link: The Instructional Skills Workshop is a 3 day, interactive workshop focused on developing teaching abilities. Please note that the workshops are popular, and registration fills up quickly, so please register soon if you […]

September Graduate Pathways to Success Sessions at UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies‏

For full event details and registration information students may also visit: or e-mail .   Registration is now open for the following sessions: Wed, Sept 14th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Navigating Your Final Doctoral Exam, registration open at   So, it’s Time to Write a Paper!  This 6 session workshop begins Sept 28th  however to register student MUST be […]

REMINDER: Due on September 14 – CMMT Scientific Symposium – Call for abstracts‏

As part of CMMT’s 15 year anniversary celebrations, we are hosting the first CMMT Scientific Symposium on Monday, November 7, 2011, at 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, at the Child & Family Research Institute (map).  Please Save the Date! We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation during the poster session. The poster session is open to all […]

[VanBUG] reminder Thursday, Sept 8, 6pm – Cedric Chauve, Reconstructing Ancient Genome Architectures‏

Please post poster available at —————————————————————- VanBUG kicks off its 10th season on Thursday, September 8 at 6pm. Seminar is followed by pizza, refreshments and great networking. *Intro speaker* (10mins): Christian Frech, PhD Candidate, Chen Lab,  Simon Fraser University Genome comparison of human and non-human malaria parasites reveals  species-specific genes potentially linked to human disease […]

Workshop Programs for Graduate Students – Spaces Available!‏

This message is to inform you of the programs we offer at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT; formerly the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth: TAG). We offer various professional development opportunities for Graduate Students who are interested in teaching and learning in higher education and would like time to practice and […]

Mitacs Step: free Professional Development opportunities for graduate students!‏

Registration is now open. What’s Mitacs Step? · Program provides graduate students and postdocs with opportunities to build on their professional and transferrable skill sets. · Opportunities are open to all past, present and prospective graduate students and postdocs. Why should you attend? · Strengthen your working relationships, increase your ability to connect with industry, […]

Students attend MITACS workshop: Managing Projects‏

Students attend MITACS workshop: Managing Projects‏

Bioinformatics students: Emilia Lim, Young Song, Fong Chan Feedback from Emilia: It was fun and interactive, and I was surprised by the willingness of the participants to work together. The task at hand was to construct 2 wind turbines out of lego-like pieces within 12 mins, with 8 mins of prior planning. We were given […]