News And Events

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 […]

MBA Housing Available

Dear UBC Graduate Students:   We are happy to invite you to apply to live at the MBA House starting in August – UBC’s newest residence, designed specifically for graduate students (singles and couples).   Designed to be a place where residents can gather together to share their experiences and ideas, MBA House exposes students […]

NSERC application form now available‏

The application form for the fall 2011 NSERC competition (Form 201) is now available for applicants.  Updated program information and a link to the application form are available at:   The Affiliated Fellowship application and reference forms will be posted on the Graduate Awards website later today.   Regards, Brendan   Brendan Morey Manager, […]

Raymond Lim has successfully defended his thesis!

Raymond Lim B.Sc., University of British Columbia, 2008 “Wide-scale comparison of transcriptome data and the role of microRNA in major depression and suicide.” M.Sc. Supervisor: Dr. Paul Pavlidis, Psychiatry and CHiBi, UBC August 19 , 2011

Call for Applications: DAAD Study Scholarship / Research Grant‏

Call for Applications:  DAAD Study Scholarship / Research Grant Study Scholarships and Research Grants are available for highly qualified graduate students, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines to study and carry out research at universities or research institutes in Germany. These scholarship provide funds for a period of study and/or research in Germany […]

St. John’s College – Residential Membership September 2011‏

Greetings from St. John’s College! This is to let you know that St. John’s College is still welcoming applications for residential membership for September 2011. If you know of any graduate students – or visiting scholars or post-doctoral fellows – who are looking for on-campus housing and who might be interested in becoming a part […]