Program News

Any news that is relevant to both faculty and students

2016 Friedman Scholars Program

I am very pleased to announce that the 2016 Friedman Scholars Program competition is now open. This program is open to any UBC graduate student or UBC Medical Resident Trainee in the health-related sciences (broadly interpreted). I ask that you please disseminate this announcement among the graduate students in your program:   2016 Friedman Scholars […]

B.I.G. Research Day Technology Talks Invitation‏

Hello all, My name is Veronique and I am a member of the organizing committee for the upcoming BTP/IOP/GSAT Research Day, which will be held on Friday, March 11th. For those of you who haven’t attended one of these yet, this is a yearly event for students and faculty from the three graduate programs mentioned […]

New Group Content: Call for Applications: Mackenzie King Scholarships

Please forward the following competition announcement to your students: Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded each year. The Traveling Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study […]

Nominations: Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships – deadline for receipt of application to grad office is Feb 1, 2016

Internal deadline for complete applications to be received by me is:  Monday, Feb 1, 2016 Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies […]

VanBUG] Next VanBUG Seminar: Dr. Leonid Chindelevitch Nov 5th 6pm‏

Vanbug_poster_2015_11 Please join us for our next VanBUG seminar with Dr. Leonid Chindelevitch from SFU Dept of Computer Science, who will give a talk titled “Modelling infectious disease epidemics” on November 5th, 2015 at 6pm. Abstract: Infectious diseases continue to affect the lives of millions of people around the world, but we still understand relatively little […]

TA required for PBL course (Problem-based Learning in Bioinformatics BIOF 505/MBB530) – CVs due Nov 2

Hi All,  Dr. Steve Jones is looking a TA for his course that starts Jan and runs until April 2014.  Part of the duties will include teaching a module, as well as other specified duties, such as marking assignments, depending on who applies for the position. If you are interested in this position, Please send […]

GSS Departmental Representative‏

Hi everyone, The new departmental representative is: Hamza Khan, and the proxy is: Jasleen Grewal. Dmitry, Hamza and Jasleen had responded to the e-mail, and I had them decide among themselves who would like to serve as the GSS rep. Wish you all the very best! Regards, Naman

B.I.G. Retreat – call for volunteers‏

Hi All, If you would like to volunteer for the annual B.I.G. retreat (BIOF, IOP and GSAT programs), please send me your name by Monday, October 19th.  This is a great way to get to know people in the program (s) and also have a volunteer experience for your CV.  Please do not volunteer if […]

Deadlines for September 2015 Registration‏

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 Term 1 courses and Distance Education Term A courses: Last day for change in registration and for withdrawal from most Winter Session Term 1 courses and Distance Education Term A courses without withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student’s academic record. Student Service Centre remains open for course withdrawals with […]

VanBUG Talk: Fiona Brinkman, September 17, 2015 at 6pm, BCCRC‏

VanBUG is kicking off the 2015-2016 school year with a talk by Dr. Fiona Brinkman on September 17, 2015 at 6pm. Dr. Brinkman’s talk is titled: “Microbes (and why all bioinformaticists should care about them)”. Abstract: As sequencing technology now allows us to rapidly sequence many microbial genomes daily, microbial bioinformatics is facing multiple challenges […]