UPCOMING EVENT: Beyond the Human Genome Sequence: 4th Annual SBN Career Expo & Conference

January 26, 2008

You are invited to attend the 4th Annual Student Biotechnology Network Career Expo & Conference. This would be good networking opportunity for those undergraduates looking for a career in the sciences outside of generic laboratory work.

Date: Wed. February 13, 2008

Time: 4:45-9:00 PM

Location: Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouve, B.C.


About SBN:

The Student Biotechnology Network is a not-for-profit organization that provides an autonomous forum for students to discuss and explore interests and opportunities relating to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The network brings together students from a diverse range of departments and professional schools relating to biotechnology, including the life sciences, engineering, commerce, law and the arts. The network represents the interests of its student members to the university and to those groups in the community that will determine the future of biotechnology in this region.

The Career Expo and Conference offers a mix of both educational seminars and exposure to over 75 industry representatives from 25 participating organizations. Throughout the event, students will be able to visit booths from local and international biotech companies, government organizations and academic institutions.

For more information and to register please visit the SBN website.


HUGO’s 12th Human Genome Meeting

February 12, 2007

The Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) will be sponsoring 50 FREE REGISTRATIONS TO CANADIAN STUDENTS to attend:

HUGO‘s 12th Human Genome Meeting
Montreal, Canada
Mon 21-Thu 24 May 2007

The mission of HGM2007 is to help delegates update and expand their knowledge in the ever-evolving field of human genome research. A stimulating and interesting programme of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, poster presentations, and social events make HGM2007 and ideal forum to share information and results with researchers in both science and industry. This is an increasingly exciting time for scientists working on the Human Genome, and HGM2007 provides an opportunity for participants to establish international collaborations.

For more information about the sponsorship, please visit the following website:


Bioinformatics Workshop and Science World info

October 6, 2006


I hope everyone got an Evite in their e-mail about the Bioinformatics Workshop. If not, you can check out the invitation here.

We are also planning a social event at Science World to attend the Body Worlds 3 exhibit! We want to know many people are interested in joining us, so we know many tickets to purchase (discount student group rate is $15 with minimum of 15 people) and make appropriate plans. The two dates we have in mind are Thursday October 19 or Friday October 20 (with Omnimax Film and Audio Tours). We will e-mail everyone the official date, hopefully by October 16. Please use this Evite link to let us know your availability.

Free (!!) IT Workshops

September 28, 2006


Want to learn how to use Photoshop? How about Flash or Dreamweaver (HTML)? Maybe even Excel (..just maybe..) and others. Well, here’s your perfect opportunity to do so. The Arts ISIT and the UBC Library are hosting a series of free, I repeat free, workshops aimed at students (and staff and faculty) who want to learn how to use these applications. Be sure to check out their schedule here.

MWF 12-1 pm
Buchanan B114