2021 BCRegMed 5th Annual Symposium

2021-05-18T21:38:38-07:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: |Tags: |

BCREGMED is proud to host our annual Symposium taking place May 19th and 20th, 2021 from 9AM-1PM both days. In keeping with provincial and federal guidelines, we will be sticking with a VIRTUAL event. The ongoing goal of BCREGMED is to provide opportunities for members of the regenerative medicine and cell therapy community to come together, identify existing gaps in the field, pursue new collaborations, and continue working toward effective and permanent solutions to some of today’s most challenging and prevalent health care issues. We believe this goal can be just as effectively realized through our new digital mediums. As [...]

BCREGMED Dragon’s Den Competition for Trainee Projects

2021-02-05T11:53:06-08:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: |Tags: |

Are you a trainee? Do you have a trainee? Do the two of you want a super-shiny stipend grant to pursue a new project and celebrate the holidays? BCREGMED is bringing in the new year with a brand-new opportunity to support trainees! We are now offering $15K salary stipends to SIX lucky trainees and are inviting trainees and PIs to participate in our virtual dragon's den competition! How it works: interested trainees or principal investigators will register to pitch their project below. Abstracts will be assessed by our team to determine if the research is relevant to regenerative medicine and successful [...]

Regenerative Rehabilitation Research Symposium

2020-12-11T12:23:05-08:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: , , |Tags: |

Regenerative Rehabilitation: an emerging field that integrates regenerative medicine with rehabilitation therapies Simon Fraser University and BCREGMED are proud to present a first-of-its-kind, virtual Regenerative Rehabilitation Research Symposium taking place January 19th and 20th, 2021 (10AM-12PM both days)! This unique event seeks to explore the interface of tissue engineering and regenerative therapies with rehabilitation techniques. Background: As most of us know, regenerative medicine involves the regeneration or replacement of diseased cells and tissues using tools such as stem cells, engineered tissues, biomaterials, or molecules. Two pressing questions surround this approach: 1) it is necessary to precondition biological materials prior to implantation? [...]

BCREGMED Media Engagement Workshop

2020-09-01T10:38:54-07:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: , , |Tags: |

News media set agendas, shape policies and impact spending. Issues that are effectively profiled by the news media are seen as more important than those not receiving such attention. However, often the people most expert in a particular field have difficulty translating their deep knowledge into commentary that is accessible and engaging to a lay audience made up of those who don’t have a science background or specialized vocabulary. BCREGMED is providing a two day media engagement workshop for its graduate students, post docs, and PIs. The goal being to provide support with concrete tools and strategies to increase their [...]

How to be a Better Ally in Research and Study

2020-09-01T10:40:19-07:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: , |Tags: |

Building a Respectful Community: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace In this session, participants will learn what it takes to build a respectful and inclusive community by focusing on practices and policies that centre equity and diversity. Beginning with a discussion of the terms equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), the group will explore how EDI matters in the work and research spaces at UBC. This is followed by an examination of bias and microaggressions, how they manifest and what we can do about them. Led by Rachael Sullivan from the Equity and Inclusion office at UBC and taking place September [...]

Trainee Seminar Series

2020-08-12T10:14:08-07:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: |Tags: |

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! A new zoom link will be sent out each week! Sign up here to [...]

Trainee Seminar Series

2020-08-12T10:13:40-07:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: |Tags: |

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! A new zoom link will be sent out each week! Sign up here to [...]

2020 Photo Contest

2020-08-31T11:50:38-07:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: |Tags: |

It’s time our website got a facelift, and we want you to be the ones with the knife! Submit your latest images, and tell us about what you’re doing in the lab for a chance to win great prizes! 1st place: $300 2nd place: $150 3rd place: $50 With the possibility of participation prizes depending on number of submissions! To enter, submit your science photos using the link below, follow us on TWITTER and FACEBOOK, and have your friends, family, lab mates, and the science community vote on your submission! We will be accepting photo contest entries until Tuesday September 15th with voting open until Tuesday September [...]

Virtual Writing Workshop

2020-05-19T10:05:46-07:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: |Tags: |

THE SURPRISING SECRET FIRST STEP TO SILENCING YOUR INNER CRITIC WITH MELISSA E. ANDERS In our current situation of a global pandemic, suddenly, you have the time to analyze your data and write your paper or grant. And, when you sit down to write, there is an opening for your inner critic. You will know the voice of your inner critic because it is stopping you from taking action. It may be any combination of doubt, questioning, confusion, circling, overanalyzing, perfecting and uncertainty. You also know, that even though it may feel like just a whisper, there is another part of [...]

MICROBIOME SEQUENCING WORKSHOP

2020-05-13T12:10:08-07:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: |Tags: |

MICROBIOME RESOURCES & SEQUENCING AT UBC Half day workshop exploring the applications of microbiome research and currently used techniques and tools. Attendees will learn how to sequencing the microbiome and how to apply that data to determine the connection between gene expression and metabolic signatures. Agenda Talk – Kelly McNagny: Overview of the microbiome its applications to disease research (focus hematopoiesis, immune responses, and allergic disease) Talk – Carolina Tropini: Techniques to environmentally alter the microbiome (laxatives, antibiotics). Talk – Tao Huan: Metabolomics / Influence of microbiome on metabolomics analysis BREAK Talk – Lisa Osbourne: Microbiome and germ free mice as [...]

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