Election for CHBE Graduate Student Council 2016/2017

Dear all,
It is reaching the end of April 2016. That means we will be having an election to select new executive members for the CHBE Graduate Student Council.


The election will be held on:
Next Monday, April 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM
In CHBE room 202.

The positions which will be elected are President, Secretary, VP Academic, VP Social, VP Sports and VP Communications.
I’m still taking nominations. Please fill in this link if you are interested: http://goo.gl/forms/iMHfJ2MXpe
There will be light refreshment after the election. So, please arrive early, so that everyone can get food earlier.

Yours sincerely,

UBC GSS Sexual Assault & Harassment Awareness conference

Not On My Campus

Sexual Assault & Harassment Awareness conference

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

GSS Penthouse, Thea Koerner House

6371 Crescent Road, UBC Vancouver


Join the conversation, speak out, and stand up against sexual assault and harassment. You can help end the violence.

Not On My Campus is a one-day conference that engages graduate students on the issues of sexual assault and harassment awareness, regardless of gender.

Join us for a movie screening of Brave Miss Worldand a discussion with the film director on the trials faced by survivors and the support needed for them to speak out.

A panel discussion follows in the afternoon on UBC’s own campus resources for services, support, and accessibility to stay safe, spread awareness, and support victims through their time of need.

Conference info & RSVP

Forwarding message from Graduate Student Society:

GSS AGMGraduate Student Society (GSS) Annual General Meeting

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 5:30pm
GSS Ballroom, Thea Koerner House

6371 Crescent Road, UBC Vancouver

Open to all UBC Graduate Students. Please bring your UBC Student ID to vote.

Join us for our AGM. Presentations and discussions will be made on:

Free delicious dinner buffet will be provided!

Your presence is important at the AGM in order to secure a quorum and vote.

More information on the AGM

CHBE Persian New Year (Norouz) Party, March 18th 2016, 3pm.

Dear all graduate students,
You are invited to the CHBE first ever Persian New Year (Norouz) Party!

This is March again and let’s get together and celebrate the arrival of spring and Persian new year. If you ever wondered why Persians celebrate the new year at this time of the year, take some moment and watch this short video about Norouz:
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We are doing the event in the CHBE graduate lounge on the 6th floor!
The event details are:
Date and Time: THIS FRIDAY, March 18th, 2016 at 3PM – 5:00PM
Location: Tyler Lewis grad lounge (6th floor lounge in CHBE)
Ticket price: FREE but please do RSVP on the Facebook event page before Wed, March 16 at:
Guests are also welcome.

The event will start with some Persian cookies, tea and nuts. There will be a 7sin table (if you don’t know what it is, refer to the video) and of course some Persian music and dance!
Hope to see you all on Friday.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Updates will be posted on the CHBE Persian New Year Party (NOROUZ) Facebook Event Page.

Note that the CV development workshop for grads which was originally on the same day, is now rescheduled for April 8th! More details on the workshop series to be emailed later this month.

Best regards,

Entrepreneur event

The information below is taken directly from

Turning Invention into Innovation: Strategies for Scientist-Entrepreneurs
A seminar by Dr. Elicia Maine

Canada has an excellent record in invention, but struggles with innovation. In particular, scientific inventions of a radical, generic nature, with high potential economic and social value, can languish in the lab because of prolonged uncertainty and high commercialization costs. Drawing on her research in the advanced materials, nanotech, biotech, and clean tech sectors, Professor Maine will offer commercialization strategies for scientist-entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm (45 min. talk followed by a 15 min. Q&A session)

LSC 3 – Life Sciences Institute
2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 – Map.

Free, but registration is required.

About Elicia
Elicia Maine is an Associate Professor at SFU’s Beedie School of Business and is currently Director of an innovative graduate certificate program in Science & Technology Commercialization. Specializing in technological innovation and entrepreneurship, Dr. Maine has used her expertise at home and abroad to guide innovation policy and strategy and to mentor emerging talent. A founding coordinator for New Ventures BC, Dr. Maine holds a PhD in Technology Management from Cambridge University and master’s degrees in Technology & Policy and Materials Engineering from MIT.

3-part CV development workshop for CHBE Grads

Forwarding message from Dr. Naoko Ellis,

Curriculum vitae written on typewriter

Hi Grads,

Based on the feedback we got, we have arranged to run a 3 part CV development workshop for CHBE Grads.

Part 1: CV preparation

Date: February 25th at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (room CHBE 202)
Facilitators: Jenny Reilly and Anita Dapaah from APSC Professional Development Office
Please sign up through http://doodle.com/poll/pu7gfacehguhhfbp

Part 2: Developing your portfolio for academic positions
Date: one Friday afternoon in March
Guests: Gabriel Potvin and Laith Furatian

Part 3: Reviewing your CV for industry and awards
Date: in March
Guests: TBA

Short Survey on CHBE 597/697 Thesis Proposal Preparation

Forwarding message from Dr. Naoko Ellis.
Hi Grads and Faculty,

CHBE 597/697 has been created almost 10 years ago to reduce the completion time of research based graduate degrees. We would like to understand the usefulness of the courses, and seek areas to improve, if necessary.

Please complete this very short survey before Feb 14.

Thanks for your input. This is your contribution in shaping the graduate programs!


Registeration for Engineering Research Day closing in a week!

We would like to invite you to a day full of networking and scientific/professional communications on February 11th,ENGINEERING RESEARCH DAY 2016 hosted by the ​Graduate Student Council of ​Chemical and Biological Engineering​ Department​ (CHBE) with  support ​from CHBE and APSC.

The extended registration deadline is February 5, 2016.

To register for this free event, please go to http://researchday.engineering.ubc.ca/registration/


Peter Wall Institute Public Talk

Forwarding message from the Peter Wall Institute:

On February 2nd, the Peter Wall Institute is presenting a public talk by International Visiting Research Scholar, Dr. Fabian Pease, entitled: “An electron microscope affordable for developing-world clinics?”.

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Room 418, Macleod Building, 2356 Main Mall, Vancouver BC

This is a free public event. The event poster is attached.