Latest Past Events

Grant Writing Workshop: SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship Applications


Are you a Canadian or Permanent Resident seeking funding for your graduate degree? SCWIST has organized a SSHRC doctoral scholarship grant writing workshop to help you get started on your application! Whether you’re a current doctoral student, finishing your masters, or have been out of school for a while but are interested in returning, if you’re interested in applying for this upcoming funding cycle, we invite you to join us for an afternoon to go over some writing tips and story-telling strategies from a past SSHRC CGS-D recipient. SPEAKER Vienna Lam was a previous SCWIST Board Director of Youth Engagement (2018 – [...]

Brown Bag: Applied Genome Analysis in Rare Disease Diagnostics


SCWIST BROWN BAG SERIES 2020 Applied Genome Analysis in Rare Disease Diagnostics The talk will feature an introduction in genomics, high-level overview of how genomics tools are utilized in disease diagnostics focusing on rare paediatric genetic disorders and will also include real-life examples where precision health led to improved health outcomes for patients and families affected with rare diseases. Program: 12:00-12:10 Welcome 12:10-12:35 Presentation 12:35-12:55 Q&A 12:55-1:00 Closing SPEAKER : Bhavi Modi, Ph.D. (she/her) Bhavi Modi is a Human Geneticist, currently working as a postdoctoral research scientist at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Originally from Mumbai, India where [...]

23rd Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience

Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Join us for ISDN2020 – the biennial conference of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience (ISDN) – in Vancouver, one of the most outstanding convention cities in the world, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, sun drenched sands and the sparkling Pacific Ocean. The 2020 meeting will feature an exciting and diverse scientific program focused on recent advances and future directions in fundamental and applied developmental neuroscience arranged within the following symposia: Single cell OMIC approaches to study cell lineage and system organization Chair: Dr. Songhai Shi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA Development of the cerebellum and cerebellar tumours Chair: Dr. Dan Goldowitz, University of British Columbia, Canada [...]