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ISMB conference‏

This is kind of last minute, but just in case you didn’t know yet and you want to travel for conferences in the summer, there’s a cool conference happening in Orlando in July.  The early poster submission deadline is tomorrow. After that you’d have to pay $50. This conference is one of the biggest bioinformatics […]

REMINDER: B.I.G. Research Day reminder – Posters

The B.I.G. Research Day is this Friday, March 11th! Here are a few reminders: – If you are printing your poster with our sponsor Save On Stitch, please contact Sulin Cao ( by Wednesday, March 9th at the latest. Check out the website for further instructions (note that, if you choose this option, your poster […]

Dinner & Karaoke: Socializing after the research festival‏

Hello bioinformatics folks, Since it’s a busy week for everyone preparing for this Friday, we should totally reward ourselves by having some fun after the B.I.G research retreat ! Doodle Poll : The retreat might end around 4-4:30 since the closing ceremony will be around 3:30pm. We’ll head out to get some dinner and […]

Advertisement for Bioinformatics, GSAT, and IOP Students‏

2016 MJBissell Biosketch Bennett Lecture Poster Long – Mina Bissell   The BC Cancer Foundation and GrasPods are pleased to be hosting Dr. Mina Bissell from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as this year’s Bennett Family Distinguished Lecturer Series speaker on Monday March 14th, 12:00-1:00pm, in the Diamond Lecture Theatre at the BC Cancer Research […]

New Group Content: Nominating students for the CIHR National Student Research Poster Competition‏

If you are interested in being nominated for this forum, you will need to have your application materials to Sharon by Monday, March 7th, as the deadline is March 9th. _________________________________________________________________________________ Please note that the deadline for nominations is much sooner than usual: Wednesday, 9 March 2016 Entering its 29th year, the 2016 Canadian Student […]

Upcoming External Award Competitions‏

Community Engagement Fellowship Program Community Engagement Fellowship Program offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work with northern Canadian First Nations and Inuit communities on four-month long community-identified projects, which will help to provide capacity and respond to challenges facing a community’s health, sustainability, and prosperity. Deadline: Sunday, 06 March 2016 Organization of […]

Daniel LAI – Doctoral Exam Monday, March 7, 2016

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February Social This Sunday!‏

Hello! This month’s social will be at the Vancouver Buddhist Temple for their spring food bazaar on Sunday. Here’s a really sketchy image from their website with details: Meet there at noonish to eat some tasty foods! Yay! -Santina/Mike ===== Here’s a doodle if you want to let everyone know if you are coming or […]

Exam Notification – Emilia Lim‏

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B.I.G. Research Day abstract submission deadline‏

Hello fellow BIOF students, My name is Ka Ming Nip. I am part of this year’s B.I.G. Research Day organizing committee. Just a heads-up that the abstract submission deadline has been postponed (from today) to this Friday. We were supposed to sent out a reminder email last week to students of BIOF/IOP/GSAT, but somehow it […]