Invitation to Genome BC’s Genomics Forum – Reminder to RSVP


13th Annual Genomics Forum – “Entrepreneurship in BC

Friday, May 8th, 2015
8:30am to 4:15pm
UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
2405 Wesbrook Mall, Room 1101
Vancouver, BC

Genome BC is pleased to invite BC’s life sciences community to attend our 13th annual Genomics Forum

This is your opportunity to learn more about the scope, scale and progress of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics research in BC. This one-day scientific forum brings researchers and collaborators from all of BC’s life sciences sectors together to share information and discuss opportunities for future collaborations.

There will be a blend of local and national speakers and panel discussions with audience interaction.

An agenda is available here.


We strongly encourage your attendance as well as all of your team members including grad students, post docs and project managers. This forum will be helpful to all current and future researchers. This is a no-cost event with breakfast and lunch provided.
For up-to-date information, visit the event page at

Research Exchange 2015 Poster Competition

And as part of Genomics Forum 2015, graduate students are invited to present their research poster to the life sciences community in BC. Hosted by Genome BC and the Student Biotech Network, the poster competition will feature an impressive display of graduate, post-doctoral and platform technology research posters in disciplines across the life sciences (not just genomics). Judges from across the life sciences sector will determine the top three presentations.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three posters.

Entries for the poster competition must be registered in advance. Complete info can be found on their website:

Dr. Brad Popovich
Chief Scientific Officer, Genome BC

Land and Food Systems Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards


The Faculty of Land and Food Systems is pleased to announce the LFS Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.   The award includes a certificate and $1,000.  Successful candidates will have met the same criteria used for UBC’s Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, that result in a high level of respect from undergraduate students and academic or course supervisors. This new award, along with the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, will now allow LFS to annually recognize and acknowledge excellence in service as a teaching assistant.

For additional information, including eligibility criteria, application procedure and adjudication information can be found here:

LFS Graduate Teaching Assistant Award 2014-15

Please note the application deadline is June 1, 2015.

MSc Thesis Defense – MSc – PLNT


The University of British Columbia – Faculty of Land and Food Systems
 announces The Oral Examination For the Degree of M.Sc. (Plant Science)

On  Thursday, April 30, 2015; 2:00 p.m. in MSL 226 (Michael Smith Labs) of


THESIS TITLE: Establishing the Biological Role of MPK20 in Primary Cell Wall Formation in Arabidopsis

Supervisory Committee
Dr. B Ellis (Supervisor)
Dr. G. Wasteneys (Committee member)
Dr. J. Kronstad (Committee member)

Examining Committee
Dr. M. Upadhyaya (Chair)
Dr. B Ellis (Supervisor)
Dr. G. Wasteneys (Committee member)
Dr. J. Kronstad (Committee member)
Dr. C. Douglas (External)

Everyone welcome!

LFS Awards & Scholarship Workshop – May 12


The LFS awards and scholarship workshop that I promised has been confirmed!  Please see details below:

Date:  Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time:  12:00 – 1:00 (room has been booked until 1:30 in case we go overtime)
Location:  MCML 350

Lunch will be provided.  Please let me know if you have any special dietary requirements.

I plan on going over just about everything listed on the “Graduate Scholarship & Financial Aid” page of our website.  If there is anything you are particularly interested in or if you have a specific question, please email me in advance of the workshop and I’ll make sure to cover them.

Could you please RSVP by return email by Friday, May 8th?

For those of you who can’t make it, I’m hoping to have a presentation I’ll post on the website following the workshop.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 12th!


Graduate Programs: Waitlist Registration is now OPEN for June 6, 13, 14 2015 Grad ISW


Waitlist registration is now open for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) June 6, 13, 14 2015.  The ISW is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation.  It is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop.

Grad ISW_registration_process


IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must be able to attend all three days, i.e. the entire 24 hour workshop.  Please find attached the policy for registering in an ISW, and an FAQ sheet.

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the June 6, 13, 14 ISW, please go to the following link and sign-up:

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Jane Young
Events Assistant | Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
214 – 1961 East Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1
Phone 604.827.4871  |  @UBC_CTLT   | UBC.CTLT