No Meeting This Week!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 3rd Annual UBC Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference last week! UBC Neuroscience Club will be taking a one-week hiatus and we will thus NOT be holding a meeting this evening. Our regular meetings will be resuming next Monday, February 11th from 6-7pm at IKB 461. Stay tuned for more information about what’s happening next week!

January Update

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break! UBC Neuroscience Club is excited to kick off another year of exciting Journal Clubs, student seminars, and much more. Some important updates for the beginning of this year:

  • The 2019 UBC Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference will be taking place at the end of this month on Thursday, January 31st from 4-9pm at the Rudy North Lecture Theatre (basement of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health). If you aren’t already a member of UNC and have yet to buy your tickets to the Conference, please visit this website to get your early-bird tickets: https://www.showpass.com/2018-ubc-undergraduate-neuroscience-conference/?fbclid=IwAR1ixRwdjcviUVsoZoRFhbvDpUs0UgqT5-vsM2fDCgWDAl_a9hPsBHniDlk
  • For the next month, UNC will be focusing all of our efforts on the Conference, so we will not be having any Journal Clubs or student seminars this month. Our regular meetings will resume on Monday, February 11th 2019 from 6-7pm at IKB 461. If you would be interested in helping UNC plan for the Conference, you are welcome to join us every Monday this month from 6-8pm at IKB 461. 

Thank you for all of your support and we wish you all the best for this upcoming semester!

Student Seminar – Impaired Glutamate Signalling in the Excitotoxic Phenotype of Huntington’s Disease

Come join us for a student seminar led by Eden Dubchak discussing the involvement of impaired glutamate signalling in the excitotoxic phenotype of Huntington’s Disease. Huntington’s Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that produces cognitive, motor and psychiatric symptoms. Excitotoxicity, which is the damage or death of neurons caused by excessive overstimulation by an excitatory neurotransmitter, has been identified as a major pathway by which Huntington’s Disease induces neurodegeneration. The seminar will provide a brief overview of Huntington’s Disease, the evidence for excitoxicity as a pathogenic mechanism, the possible mechanisms behind impaired glutamate signaling, and how our understanding of the excitotoxic phenotype may still be incomplete.

Present, Attend or Volunteer at the 2018 UBC Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference

 UNC is holding open office hours on Thursday Nov 30, 2017 from 5:00-6:30PM at BUCH B219 for all students interested in presenting or volunteering at the 2018 Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference at UBC. 

For interested presenter’s: we’ll be available to answer all of your questions about presenting at the conference. We’ll be happy to point you to resources that can get you started with working on your poster or oral presentation and can help in getting you ready to present at the conference! We know it can be a little stressful at first – but don’t let yourself get discouraged from presenting. Come talk to us on Thursday and we can help with the preparation so you proudly showcase your work to faculty and students!

For Interested Volunteers: Take a look at our UNC 2018 – Volunteer Package. Deadline to sign up as a volunteer is Thursday, Nov 30 by 5PM (please make sure to come in at our office hours at 5PM in Buchanan B219 when you sign up)

UNC is looking to put together a committee of volunteers to help with the planning and execution of the 2018 UBC Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference. This year, the UBC Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference will be happening on January 25th, 2018. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to be a part of running the one and only neuroscience conference at UBC, network with peers and esteemed faculty members, and earn some valuable volunteer hours (written record provided)! 

Don’t hesitate to email us at ubcneuroscienceclub@gmail.com if you have any questions! You can also reach us at our Facebook Page: UBC Neuroscience Club.