Randomized trials misguided – Seminar next Wednesday


The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences would like to announce the following seminar:

Misguided randomized trials: The role of observational studies

Samy Suissa, PhD

Director, Centre of Clinical Epidemiology, Jewish General Hospital

James McGill Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Medicine

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 12:00 noon

Robert Sindelar Seminar Room 3340

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, 2405 Wesbrook  Mall

The seminar poster is attached.

External Presentation Poster_Suissa23Jan2019

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Hillary Amann

Administrative Assistant

Offices of Research and Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

2405 Wesbrook Mall | Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3

Phone: 604-822-2740


SEMINAR: “Indigenous Human Rights: The Continuing Quest for Equality”


SEMINAR:  “Indigenous Human Rights: The Continuing Quest for Equality

Where: Sty-Wet-Tan Hall; First Nations Longhouse, UBC

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019; 6:00 pm

Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough (UBC PhD) is the International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council and former Chairperson and Expert

Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

SPEAKER Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough

Event poster GIR 2019

Dr Dalee Sambo Dorough



Visit Wonderful, Winter, Whistler 

The GSS is heading to Whistler on February 2nd and there’s still a chance to sign up. We have several options whether you want to spend a day skiing on the mountains or just explore beautiful Whistler village with it’s selection of shops and restaurants.

And three lucky students can win a ticket for the day (not including lift pass). Just head over to our Facebook  page and tell us one thing the GSS could do to help grad students in 2019. We’ll pick three winners at random to join us.


Join a GSS Class

Our popular classes are back for the new year, whether you want to get fit, learn a language or get in touch with your more spiritual side. We have classes on and off campus, to suit you

Registration is now OPEN for our off campus Zumba and French classes. You can sign up for any on or off campus classes at the our events page


Only Yes Means Yes Workshop

Join us for ‘Only Yes Means Yes’, a workshop to get students talking and learning about how the criminal justice system defines and deals with sexual assault, and what’s required under the law for sexual consent.

It’s at St John’s College and food will be provided for participants!


Volunteer for Student Mental Health

The GSS is collaborating with CASA to advocate for governmental financial assistance for student mental health on January 31st. We will be setting up at the AMS Student Nest to explain the issues and to ask students to support the campaign by writing their comments on broken hearts.

We need 10 student volunteers to help us out.

If your interested email: aa@gss.ubc.ca  and indicate what times  you would like to volunteer, we’ll be there from 9am-5:pm.

Student Survey Findings

Over the last few months the GSS have been analyzing and interpreting the data from our 2018 survey. It provides an excellent snapshot of the experiences of graduate students at UBC.

You can review the key findings, which cover everything from relationship with supervisors to health and finance HERE. The GSS use these results to help us advocate to the University and Province on behalf of graduate students

Community Announcements


On January 28, five outstanding UBC faculty will come together to discuss the ways in which research and scholarship can make tangible, positive differences in the world. Join us to be inspired and informed about the approaches they use and the practical, ethical and philosophical questions they struggle with.

The panel will run from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Thea’s Lounge. Lunch will be served to the first 50 participants.



The H-Behaviours Research Lab (previously Sleep/Wake-Behaviour Research Lab) at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit at BC Children’s Hospital (Vancouver, BC, Canada) are looking for interested students who will participate in a series of knowledge dissemination events as Vigilance Ambassadors.

What? Vigilance Ambassadors are graduate/undergraduate students, who are interested in vigilance research (https://sleepnetwork.org/vigilance-wakeathon/ ). The project will start in May 2019 and end at the beginning of August 2019.

Moving and Health Study

This project aims to better understand the health and well-being consequences of moving to a new community. We are especially interested in studying how people rebuild their social network after relocating and whether building a solid social network helps to mitigate any negative health consequences of moving.

You can participate in this study if you:

  • Are between the ages of 19 – 55
  • Have moved to Vancouver within the last 6 weeks OR have lived in Vancouver for 5 years or more
  • If you moved to Vancouver within the last 6 weeks, you moved without your spouse or family and you plan on staying for at least 2 years
  • Do not suffer from any chronic (long term) health conditions
  • Can read, understand, and speak English
  • Do not take any hormone replacement therapies (e.g., birth control pills)

More Details

Distribution Request – Geomatics Career Networking Event – FEB 8, 2019


The UBC Faculty of Forestry MGEM Program is hosting the Geomatics Career Networking Event on Feb 8, 2019, and would like to welcome graduate students in your program who may find it beneficial.

Please distribute the following email invitation and attached PDF.

If you have any questions please contact:

Thank you!  We look forward to welcoming your graduate students.

Please forward the following invitation (with attachment)

career networking event


Dear Graduate Students, 

Do your studies focus on / involve geomatics?   If yes, you are invited to an event, which brings together potential employers and highly qualified graduate students. 

Geomatics Career Networking Event

An afternoon of discovery, mingling and community

The event will include:

  • A brief overview of attending organizations – including any pertinent employment, intern and volunteering opportunities
  • Opportunities to meet individually with attending organizations (each will have a table)
  • Coffee, tea, and snacks

Friday, February 8, 2019


Jack Poole Hall

The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre,

6163 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

This event is hosted by MGEM, Master of Geomatics in Environmental Management, a professional master’s program blending technical and quantitative geospatial skills with the appropriate landscape ecology backdrop.

If interested, please RSVP by January 31, 2019.

We look forward to welcoming you!

MFRE Friday Seminar – Jan 18: Agricultural Land Reserve & Valuation with Julie Wilson & Brian Smith


MFRE has an upcoming seminar on Jan 18th, 2019. I would really appreciate if you could please share the event with LFS Grad Studies. Thank you very much!


MFRE Speaker Series

Speaker: Julie Wilson & Brian Smith (BC Assessment)
Topic: Agricultural Land Reserve & Valuation
Date & Time: Friday January 18, 2019 –  2-4pm
Venue: MCML 160

All are welcome!

Kind regards,