Program News

Any news that is relevant to both faculty and students

Signing authority for Doctoral CIHR ONLY‏

If you are planning to apply for a Doctoral CIHR and your supervisor and you are off campus, then you can use this attached guideline for people who can sign your signature page for CIHR scholarship. Make sure you do this well in advance, as there usually is a deadline at least 7 working days […]

VanBUG 2015-16 Season Opener: Dr. Fiona Brinkman – Sept 17th 6pm‏

VanBUG is opening its 2015-2016 season 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 in large […]

Competition Announcement: Tri-Agency/Affiliated Doctoral Competitions‏

Here are the links to the applications for CIHR, NSERC and UBC Affiliated Scholarships. The internal deadline to have your NSERC or Affiliated applications complete is Friday, Sept 25. Please save a copy of it, and scan and email it to me that day. Do not submit it on-line until I tell you, as I […]

New Group Content: CIHR Webinars for Students -fills up fast‏

Good morning/afternoon, It is my pleasure to announce that once again this year, CIHR will be offering information sessions to students and university staff about CIHR award programs as well as recent improvements made to these. Information will also be provided on relevant CIHR policies, tips for applicants, and guidelines on how to submit an […]


Hi All, The program will be hosting a new student MEET & GREET on Tuesday, Sept 8 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Lunch room of the BCCRC (675 west 10th Avenue) Pizza and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.  Please make every effort to attend this event to meet the new students and make them feel welcome, […]

Bioinformatics Student Rotation Presentations – Friday, July 24‏

July 2015 Rotation Presentation Agenda  

New Group Content: Brain Canada and NeuroDevNet – Developmental Neurosciences Research Training Awards‏

Brain Canada and NeuroDevNet Partnership Developmental Neurosciences Research Training Awards Brain Canada and NeuroDevNet have partnered to host a competition for training awards in the development neurosciences valued up to $30,000 per year for graduate students and $50,000 per year for postdoctoral fellows. Details and application instructions of these Developmental Neuroscience Research Training Awards are […]

Department of Statistics Award in Data Science – Congratulations to Rosemary!‏

Congratulations to Rosemary for her award in the Department of Statistics Award in Data Science! The Department of Statistics is soliciting nominations for the newly established Department of Statistics Award in Data Science, an award to recognize the importance of developing and applying tools to answer important questions through the analysis of data.   This $1000 award […]

Vacation May 28 to June 10‏

Hi all, I will be away on vacation from May 28 to June 10.  If you have any pressing issues that may arise while I am gone, please let me know in the next couple days, so I can make sure they are taken care of. Thanks, Sharon ************************* Sharon Ruschkowski Bioinformatics Graduate Program Coordinator […]