UBC Faculty of Medicine Virtual Career Week 2020


This annual event provides research graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Faculty of Medicine with the opportunity to hear from and network with professionals with advanced degrees in medicine working in a variety of different fields. The UBC Faculty of Medicine Virtual Career Week 2020 is hosted by the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (St. Paul’s Hospital).

STAT Digital Event: Vaccines. Can They Come Soon Enough?


Join STAT for a three-part digital event series covering the race for new medicines that will impact Covid-19. About this Event The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has shut down countries around the world. One of society’s biggest hopes is that treatments or even vaccines can be developed. Join STAT for a three-part digital event series covering the race for new medicines that will impact Covid-19. The audience will be joined by executives from companies leading the way in developing treatments, who will come prepared to answer tough questions. They’ll discuss current findings, clinical trials, and efforts to expedite approvals [...]

BCREGMED Quarantine Sessions


CALLING ALL TRAINEES BC Regenerative Medicine is going digital and kicking off a reoccurring virtual seminar series organized and operated by trainees! Each seminar will give the trainee 20-25 minutes to present data relevant to their research followed by a 5-10 minute Q & A period. Seminars will be Wednesdays at 12pm and will happen so long as we have content!  MONTHLY CASH PRIZE for best seminar!!  Don’t have data ready to present but still want practice leading a seminar? Lead a Journal Club session instead!

LifeSciences BC Member Coffee with Wendy


Join our President and CEO Wendy Hurlburt in a virtual town hall. She will review what LSBC has been working on during the COVID-19 pandemic including taking a leading role in the PPE and other supplies drives. This event is limited to 20 members per session as each member will have three minutes to give an update on how they are dealing with COVID-19 challenges. There will also be a Q & A session at the end.

NIH Online Career Symposium


This year we will be moving the NIH Career to an online event. Look for online panels, taped interviews, and Twitter chats to get the same information to plan your career path. We will be posting more information soon! (updated 3-20-19) The NIH Career Symposium highlights the diversity of career choices available to your generation of biomedical researchers.  Whether you are a new graduate student, postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you. We invite any postdoc, clinical fellow or PhD-level graduate student to join us, regardless [...]

Pint of Science Festival


Passionate scientists, from Vancouver Island to Switzerland passing by the Yukon and Texas, will be live to speak about some of their surprising discoveries and crazy experiments they do in their lab, in the ocean or on glaciers. We can’t wait to have a chat and a drink with you! Details about the content of each presentation and the scientists who will be on stage are available in the full program here. Each event will feature two scientists and include a trivia quiz. You’ll be able to join us for all the shows from the comfort of your home by clicking here: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Each day, [...]

Women’s Brain Health: Young Investigators Symposium


This event features talks from seven winners of the Young Investigator Award and provides a platform for students to showcase their research posters. Posters will be available online prior to the event for registrants and there will be an opportunity for you to discuss your questions with the author before hearing from speakers.

ComSciCon 2020

Great Hall @ The Nest 6133 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

ComSciCon is a unique professional development experience, which will provide graduate student attendees with a fantastic opportunity to convene in Boston, MA to meet young leaders in the communication of science, learn from and interact with a remarkable group of invited experts, and produce an original work communicating complex technical concepts from science and engineering to a new audience. Attendance at ComSciCon is limited to current (or recently graduated) graduate students in residence at US or Canadian institutions. International students who study at US and Canadian institutions are gladly welcomed. We unfortunately cannot accept students traveling to this event from outside [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 – [...]