2018 BSN Summer Student Research Program

2018 BSN Summer Student Research Program


The objective of this program is to strengthen nursing research capacity by providing research training opportunities for undergraduate nursing students at UBC-Vancouver.

This year four undergraduate research studentships are available to BSN students at the UBC School of Nursing. Selected students will be awarded a four-week, full-time studentship in August 2017, and will receive a $2,000 stipend. To be considered, students must be full-time students in the UBC BSN program.

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Indigenous Cultural Safety Webinar

We pleased to invite you to attend our upcoming webinar in the Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Series. Details about the webinar are provided below as well as in the attached flyer:   National ICS Learning Series-February 2018-2.pdf

Racism Hurts: Exploring the Health Impacts of Anti-Indigenous Racism


Dr. Yin Paradies and Dr. Cheryl Currie

February 22, 2018

11:30 am – 1:00 pm PST
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CST
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AST

Click here to register.

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UBC and BC Children’s Hospital Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium

UBC and BC Children’s Hospital Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium

March 1st, 2018, 1-5PM

Location: The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, UBC Vancouver Campus

Event information and registration: here

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of today’s greatest long term national and international public health threats. Join the UBC Neglected Global Diseases Initiative and Center for International Child Health (BC Children’s Hospital) for the Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium on March 1st, 2018. Internationally acclaimed experts in antimicrobial resistance will address both the international context and our local BC and Canadian context.  The symposium, chaired by Dr. Victor Leung, (Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Providence Health Care) will also include a panel discussion with researchers from UBC and BC Children’s Hospital who are tackling this problem from different angles. Together, we will explore the various avenues that perpetuate resistance to antibiotics, while learning about possible solutions to this worldwide crisis.

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Nutrition education student survey: we want to hear from you!

Dear UBC Nursing students,

We want to hear what you think about nutrition for your future professional work!

Why this survey?

The purpose is to explore student perceptions and nutrition-related learning needs. This survey is part of a needs assessment project to inform development a core nutrition education initiative for UBC health students.  The survey will only take 4-6 minutes to complete.

Draw prize

By participating in the survey, you are eligible to enter a draw for one of five $50 VISA gift cards. At the end of the survey, you will be redirected to a separate draw prize form (not connected to your survey response). Winners will be randomly selected and will be notified by e-mail.

How to take the survey?

Share your thoughts on nutrition education by completing this short, confidential survey.


Take the survey at this link: NUTRITION EDUCATION STUDENT SURVEY


The survey will remain open until March 9, 2018.  A reminder email will be sent at the end of February. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Heather Anderson (

Thank you in advance for considering this request,

Heather Anderson; Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC

Dr. Gail Hammond; Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC

Dr. Linda Casey; Faculty of Medicine, UBC

BC Children’s Hospital & BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Recruitment Open House

You are invited to attend the BC Children’s Hospital & BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Recruitment Open House for nursing and unit clerk professionals on Tuesday March 6, 2018   (4:30 PM – 7:00 PM).

The evening will include:

  • Career Information Sessions
  • Unit tours
  • Meet and Connect with our Clinical and Human Resources teams

We are looking forward to seeing you. Register here:


*While this is a great volunteer opportunity, current students interested to note their participation must not conflict with any courses, clinical practice or lab time scheduled for the BSN Program*

Discover the wider world and connect with change makers making a positive and lasting impact in their communities.


Operation Groundswell is a non-profit that runs travel, community service, and experiential education programs around the globe. We dig into social justice issues while working in solidarity with local activists, non-profits, and communities. We want you to join us in the fight for a better world.


It’s time to make the whole world your classroom! 

Apply by March 8th. 

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Exciting Interprofessional Learning Opportunity!

Dear Nursing Students,

There is a group of students in the Faculty of Medicine who are interested in working with nursing students in a joint simulation activity. The goal of this activity is for nursing and med students to learn and practice together using simulation as a medium to practice clinical skills and team communication.

We are seeking 6 – 8 nursing students interested in volunteering to be a part of this experience. It would require approximately 4 hours of your time during the week of April 16 – 20. We are still working out the logistics based on the number of students who are interested and hope to have the details available soon.

You can email me directly if you want to be included in this opportunity at Please Respond by 4 pm February 16th, 2018

Thank you for your consideration
Warm regards,

Cathryn Jackson  MSN RN
Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs
Applied Science | School of Nursing
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
T276 2211 Wesbrook Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T2B5 Canada
Phone 604 822 7432 | Fax 604 822 7466

Three Volunteering Events in February: Let’s Talk Science

Family Day Pyjama Party at the Old Barn

The University Neighbourhoods Association is hosting a Family Day Pyjama Party at the Old Barn Community Centre. This free event is sure to engage children from the UBC community, and UBCLTS will be there to run a few fun science activities for the Kids! Come join us!

When: Feb 12th; 2pm-5pm

Where: The Old Barn Community Centre (6308 Thunderbird Blvd)

RSVP here

For more information, email Andrew at

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Please join us! March 13, 2018 Distinguished Neuroethics Lecture, Prof. Jennifer A. Chandler

Neuroethics Canada is pleased to invite you to the 2018 Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Week Distinguished Neuroethics Lecture

Medical Aid in Dying in Canada: Where are we and where are we going?

Join us for the Brain Awareness Week Annual Neuroethics Distinguished Lecture on the progress of medical aid in dying in Canada featuring Prof. Jennifer A. Chandler.

Nearly two years after the start of medical aid in dying in Canada, many questions remain about the meaning and scope of the law. Who is in and who is out? What about organ donation after medical aid in dying? This seismic shift in the social and medical landscape continues to be controversial, with ongoing court challenges to the law, and strong opinions on all sides over whether Canada has got it right.

Please feel free to share the attached poster to anyone who might be interested in attending.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!


Spring 2018 Graduation Application – Deadline Feb. 23, 2018

Dear 4th Year BSN Students,

The application for the May 2018 graduation period opens on December 15, 2017.
The deadline to apply is February 23, 2018.

In order to graduate, you must submit a formal application for graduation. If you plan to graduate, you must submit an application regardless of whether or not you intend to participate in the scheduled ceremonies.

How to apply

  1. Log into the SSC.
  2. Go to the Graduation menu and select your degree program.
  3. Click Get/Edit/View Application and submit your application.
  4. Print or save a copy of the confirmation page. You won’t receive an email confirmation of your application to graduate.

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CIHR Travel Awards and National Gathering of Graduate Students: Time Sensitive

CIHR Travel Awards (Deadline February 14)

The CIHR Travel Awards – Institute Community Support (Winter 2018) program has been launched on ResearchNet. The ICS Travel Awards competition provides travel support for students, postdoctoral fellows, new investigators and knowledge users to present their research at national and international meetings and/or conferences. Click Here for more information.

***Students and trainees who wish to attend the National Gathering of Graduate Students, being held July 9-13 in Kamloops (see below for details), are encouraged to apply to the travel awards program. *** The deadline for ICS Travel Awards applications is February 14, 2018.

National Gathering of Graduate Students: Call for Papers (Deadline March 31, 2018)

The National Gathering of Graduate Students (NGGS) welcomes submissions of papers for the annual gathering at Thompson Rivers University, July 9-13, 2018. NGGS brings together Indigenous and allied graduate students, researchers and knowledge users in Indigenous health and wellness.

Over five days, participants will engage with leading national and international Indigenous researchers, share Indigenous health and wellness research and engage in professional development. Click here for more information. See attached Call for papers. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2018.

*** If students submit their paper before February 14, they will get a confirmation email of presenting at the gathering, which will make them eligible for the ICS Travel Awards competition, which close on February 14*** Register for the gathering here.

Reach out. Help is available.

If you have concerns about your mental health, please reach out and connect to the supports available in our community. Support is available in person, over the phone, or via online chat. Visit<> to learn about resources and supports you can access today.

We all play a part in building a caring and supportive campus community. If you are worried about a friend, colleague, or family member, please reach out and help them connect to the resources available. Find out what signs to look for to identify someone in need at<>.

Opportunity for Students: Radio Documentary Series


If you listen to This American Life, Radiolab, Reply All or anything on Radiotopia, whether you know it or not, you are a fan of “narrative nonfiction journalism,” or radio documentaries. Using a mixture of commentary and visuals created through sound, they are written in a narrative style and based on true stories. An exceptional radio documentary is not only engaging, but also illuminates ideas and truths, often about everyday people, places or events. CiTR has produced award winning radio documentaries for years. Some highlights include work done for the UBC 100 Doc series, and episodes of Cited, a podcast on academic research produced by former CiTR show hosts Sam Fenn and Gordon Katic. Continue reading

IT PeP/STS Outage: Shibboleth Service Provider (SP) Vulnerability (Tomorrow Friday January 26, 2018 from 7:30-8:30am)

UBC IT Services has informed us that a security advisory has recently identified Shibboleth SP as vulnerable to forged user attribute data and that UBC’s Shibboleth implementation is impacted.

For Nursing, IT Services will need about 30 minutes downtime to update Shibboleth on the servers hosting PEP and STS, during which the applications will not be available to end users.

To facilitate this, IT Services will be disabling access to PeP & STS from 7:30am – 8:30am on Friday January 26, 2018 (tomorrow). Continue reading

Nursing positions at a summer camp

Camp Hatikvah, located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in Lake Country is looking for two qualified nurses to work at our residential summer camp from roughly June 24-August 15. We are right on Lake Kalamalka on one of the most beautiful pieces of land in the area!  We are a fun, enthusiastic group who is looking for people who would enjoy spending their summer working with kids and camp staff. We are looking for patient, flexible, good-natured people who enjoy children and know how to interact with them.  If this sounds interesting to you, please email your resume and get in touch with me, Eden, at or call 604-263-1200.