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 – PhD – Karen Fong


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces

The Oral Examination for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Food Science)

Karen Fong

Comparative Analysis of Salmonella-Infecting Bacteriophages and
Characterization of Bacteriophage-Host Interactions

Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 9:00 am
Room 200, Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road). 


Chair: Dr. L. Foster 

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. S. Wang – Supervisor
Dr. P. Delaquis – Committee member
Dr. C. Suttle  – Committee member
Dr. Moreno-Switt – Committee member
Dr. D. Kitts – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. S. Wang – Supervisor
Dr. P. Delaquis – Committee member
Dr. C. Suttle  – Committee member
Dr. L. Nelson – University examiner
Dr. V.  Measday – University examiner

Everyone is welcome

Graduate teaching assistant position – new posting


We are seeking a qualified graduate student to assist in teaching FRST 495, which has been newly revised to focus on species at risk policy and management. Please consult the online job posting for more detail. Candidates should apply to the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences using this application form.

Please feel free to distribute this email widely. Inquiries about the course can be made to the course instructor at:

Thank you,


Dr. Suzie Lavallee, Senior Instructor (tenured)

Associate Editor – Natural Sciences Education Journal

Interim Chair – Ecological Society of America (Canada Chapter)

Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences

Faculty of Forestry, UBC

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Ph. 604-822-4987

Competition Announcement and Info Session: Friedman Award for Scholars in Health


Friedman Award for Scholars in Health

The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health is open to any UBC graduate student or medical resident studying in the area of health. ‘Health’ is interpreted very broadly, and includes health promotion and disease prevention, mental health research, laboratory sciences related to medicine or health, public health, health services research, or any area intended to impact human health.

Awards of up to $50,000 each will be granted for six or more months of study outside of Western Canada.  Friedman Scholars are expected to travel to other areas of the world to seek new perspectives, learn from experts in their fields and be exposed to different cultures.  The award amount will be at the discretion of the adjudication committee.

Application Deadline: 3:59pm PST on Friday, 13 March 2020

For further information about this award opportunity, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, please visit:


Are you a graduate student or medical resident who is interested in this award opportunity?  Consider attending the information session.

Information Session: Friedman Award for Scholars in Health

Date: Monday, December 16
Time: 1:00 to 2:00pm
Format: Webinar