Brown Bags Talks @UBC on December 17th 2019

Do you love science and technology? Do you like discussing recent advances in science? Would you like to meet like minded people and network with them ?

The 2nd Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) Brown Bags talk at The University of British Columbia will be on Tuesday (Dec 17th) from 12 to 1 PM at the Chan Gunn Pavilion (Room 200).

Our speaker this time is Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez, who will be speaking about single cell omics research and her career path.

She is a SCWIST member and has a background in Genome Sciences and currently works as a Science and Technology Advisor for 10X Genomics ( She’ll be speaking about the latest research on single cell omics, spatial technologies and the impact these new advances are having on oncology, immunology and other research areas, as well as her career path.

There would be a great networking opportunity amongst attendees, so a great opportunity to get to know more science enthusiasts at UBC!

Refreshments provided by SCWIST. Sign up to attend here. It’s free!!????

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It is a free event and all are welcome to attend!!

Kindly let your friends know about the same.


Vaishnavi OBO UBC Brown Bags Organizing Committee

Thesis Defense – FOOD – MSc – Jonathan Martiniuk

UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science (Food Science)

Jonathan Martiniuk

“A survey of wine – and vineyard–associated yeast and fungal populations

at a British Columbian winery” 

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at 1:30pm
MSL 101 


Chair: Dr. S. Wang 

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. V. Measday – Supervisor
Dr. S. Castellarin – Committee member
Dr. D. Durall – Committee member
Dr. S. Hallam – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. V. Measday – Supervisor
Dr. S. Castellarin – Committee member
Dr. D. Durall – Committee member
Dr. S. Hallam – Committee member
Dr. W. Mohn – External examiner

Everyone is welcome

FNH Special Guest Seminar – Friday, December 6th, 2019

FNH Special Guest Seminar

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sam Nugen, Cornell University

Seminar Topic: Phage engineering for the rapid detection of bacteria in food and water

Date and Time: Friday, December 6th, 2019, 3:00-4:00PM, refreshments and coffee will be provided at 2:50 PM

Venue: Food, Nutrition and Health (FNH) 50

Sam Nugen is the Associate Professor of Food and Biosystems Engineering in Cornell University’s Department of Food Science. His research group investigates novel methods to separate and detect pathogens from complex matrices such as food and environmental samples and the use of bacteriophages for food and water safety. Professor Nugen received his B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Vermont and his M.S. in Food Science from Cornell University. He then joined Kraft Foods as a Research Engineer where worked on process engineering for new products. After several years, Dr. Nugen returned to Cornell for his doctorate and post doctorate work in the departments of Food Science and Biological Engineering, respectively. Prior to his current position at Cornell University, Professor Nugen was an associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has received the Future Leaders Award from the International Life Sciences Institute and the Trailblazer award from the NIH.

For questions regarding this seminar, please contact Dr. Siyun Wang (

All are welcome!


Thank you!


Yvonne Ma, MSc

Lab Manager, Wang Lab of Molecular Food Safety

Faculty of Land and Food Systems

The University of British Columbia

2205 East Mall | Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4

Thesis Defense – FOOD – MSc – Anestis Marios Tzanidis

UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces

The Oral Examination for the Degree of Master of Science (Food Science)

Anestis Marios Tzanidis

Prevalence and Characterization of Campylobacter Isolated from Chicken Products
in Metro Vancouver “

Thursday, December 12th, 2019 at 2:30pm
Room 300, FNH Bldg. 


Chair: Dr. M. Isman 

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. X. Lu – Supervisor
Dr. P. Delaquis – Committee member
Dr. S.G. Hatzikiriakos – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. X. Lu – Supervisor
Dr. S.G. Hatzikiriakos – Committee member
Dr. V. Measday – External examiner

Everyone is welcome!

BCFT Winter Social Event on Dec 19

2019 BCFT Winter Social & Polar Mug Workshop

Chill out with your festive friends at 4Cats Richmond & create the mug on everybody’s wishlist this holiday season. This year we will be having appetizers and drinks at Legends’ Pub and Restaurant followed by a guided workshop where you will make a polar bear mug that will keep you warm all winter long! No previous art skills needed. All welcome!

When: Thursday December 19, 2019

Where: Legends’ Pub, 9031 Blundell Rd, Richmond

4Cats Richmond, 9100 Blundell Rd Unit 350, Richmond

(These two locations are close by)


5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Welcome and appetizers at Legends’ Pub & Restaurant

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Polar mug workshop at 4Cats Richmond

Please be reminded:

If you are only interested in one portion of the evening, please note in the registration.

More info about this workshop:

About the restaurant:

Registration link: