start your journey into research

Life Sciences
Research Night


Want to get involved with life sciences research? Join us for an evening of engaging workshops and panels led by world-class researchers. RSVP below!

AMS Student Nest

Our event will be located in the AMS Student Nest, 2nd floor! Learn about life science research conveniently from wherever you are!

Free Workshops

As always, workshops are on us – all you have to bring is yourself and an open mind! (And maybe something to jot down a few notes on)

November 18, 2021

The event falls on a Thursday evening, and will be from
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm PST. Stay for as long or as short as you like!

World-Class Researchers

Getting into research can be hard – but it doesn’t have to be. We have some of the brightest minds presenting at LSRN 2021.

Information packed

Our workshops will give you all the tips and tricks for how to get started with your journey into research. Bring something to take notes with!

Present at LSRN

Are you a student researcher? Interested in presenting your findings are Life Sciences Research Night? Submit your poster to present at one of the biggest research events on campus. Deadline: November 12, 2021

Introducing our keynote speaker: Dr. Carolina Tropini! 

Dr. Carolina Tropini is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the School of Biomedical Engineering. She is a Paul Allen Distinguished Investigator and in 2020 she was the first Canadian to be awarded the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholar in the field of Engineering. She is a CIFAR Fellow in the Human & the Microbiome Program (2021-2026) and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar (2019-2024).

The Tropini lab is investigating how a disrupted physical environment due to altered nutrition or concurrent with intestinal diseases affects the microbiota and host at a multi-scale level. They are a cross-disciplinary group that incorporates techniques from microbiology, bioengineering and biophysics to create highly parallel assays and study how bacteria and microbial communities function, with the goal of translating the knowledge gained to improve human health.

Introducing our LSRN Collaborators!

Undergraduate Research Opportunities (URO)

URO’s objective is to connect undergraduate students with multi-disciplinary research opportunities. We offer programs, events, and various research-related services. Our goal is to help all students, no matter their experience level or faculty. Whether it’s getting a foot in the door, finding a summer lab job, or getting a manuscript published, we’re here to help!

UBC Microbiology and Immunology Students' Association (MISA)

The UBC Microbiology and Immunology Students’ Association (MISA) supports MBIM and BIOT students through social and academic services, and by building a community within the department. Academic support and networking opportunities are available through our annual Mentorship Program and Careers Night, as well as our participation in the Life Sciences Research Night. We hope to foster a community that students are proud to be a part of and encourage relationships across all years and with faculty.

UBC Biological Sciences Society (BIOSOC)

The UBC Biological Sciences Society (BIOSOC) is a student-run organization that has been continuously growing for decades. What started as a small group of students who wanted to hold social events has become one of the largest science societies on campus. We always strive to provide resources to students in all years of their undergraduate studies that will further their education and career paths, while holding social events that will allow both students and staff a chance to meet outside a classroom setting.

UBC Biochemistry Student Association (BSA)

The Biochemistry Student Association is a departmental club that has been running for 2 years now! Previously a branch of the BPP (Biochemistry Pharmacology and Physiology) Club, the BSA is a club aimed to help support undergraduate biochemistry students at UBC. Planning socials, selling hoodies, sharing study resources/tips, and letting students know about career and research opportunities are just a few of the things the BSA will be planning this year! With the help of the biochemistry faculty, BSA plans to strengthen the biochemistry community at UBC.

UBC Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Targeted Hope and Support Club (PATHS)

UBC Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Targeted Hope and Support (PATHS) Club is a network of students dedicated to raising awareness and funds for common neurodegenerative diseases. Our purpose is emphasized through our mission statement: Engage. Enrich. Explore.

PATHS aims to engage UBC students and local communities in philanthropic initiatives, to enrich the lives of those affected by neurodegenerative diseases through our hospital volunteering program, and to explore the paths of research towards a cure at our neuroscience conference. Students can get involved with PATHS by volunteering at one of the care homes/hospitals we partner with or by helping out at events.

UBC Integrated Sciences Students Association (ISSA)

The Integrated Sciences Student Association (ISSA) represents the community of students and alumni of the Integrated Sciences major in the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Science. With thousands of current students and alumni, we are a prominent piece in UBC’s tapestry of students associations. We work with the Integrated Sciences office and the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) to provide the best academic, professional, and social opportunities to our ever-growing and educationally-diverse community. Visit our website to learn more about us, our upcoming events, and some of our most memorable highlights from years past.

UBC Science Undergraduate Society (SUS)

Founded in 1961, the Science Undergraduate Society aims to promote the academic, physical, & social wellbeing of Science Students. Supporting over 8206 Science Student and 32 Science clubs, every science student is a member of SUS. Through SUS, we aim to create and foster a sense of science community and continually promote good relations with other communities on campus.

UBC Pharmacology and CAPS Student Association (PCSA)

The UBC Pharmacology and CAPS Student Association (PCSA) is dedicated to supporting current and prospective Pharmacology and CAPS students by providing academic and social support. Through socials, research opportunities, and mentorship, we are committed to building a strong community to make your UBC experience enriching and unforgettable.<[/et_pb_slide]

The UBC Biotechnology Club represents the UBC students in the joint UBC-BCIT Honours in Biotechnology Program. The club, in conjunction with the BCIT Biotechnology club, works to support current students in their studies, co-op positions and career searches through social and professional networking events. The club also remains in touch with alumni of the program and works to provide information about the program to prospective students.

UBC Combined Major in Science Student Association (CMSSA)

UBC’s Combined Major in Science Student Association (CMSSA) is a student-led organization that aims to bring together students within the Combined Major in Science (CMS) department through social, academic, and research events. Our goal is to enrich the undergraduate experience of CMS students by creating a community that takes pride in their program, while also providing an avenue for students to engage with each other over the course of their studies.

Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research (CJUR)

A workshop provided by Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research (CJUR) to teach students more about the publication process. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the peer-review process and ask questions regarding details of paper submissions and how undergraduate students can publish their research.

LSRN Event Schedule 2021

5:00 – 5:30 pm 

Attendee check-in 

5:30 – 5:55 pm

Keynote speech by Dr. Carolina Tropini

Workshop Schedule

For more information on what each specific workshop entails, check out the Workshops and Panels page!

6:00 – 6:25 pm

Research Opportunities at BC Children’s Hospital 

MD vs. PhD vs. MD/PhD Panel

Industry vs. Academia Panel

General Research Opportunities

Basic vs. Translational vs. Clinical Research Panel

6:30 – 6:55 pm

Summer Research Opportunities: Centre for Blood Research

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Student Researcher

UBC Science Co-op

How to Approach Faculty

General Graduate Studies Information

7:00 – 7:25 pm

Honours and Directed Studies Panel

How to Fund Your Undergraduate Research: SSRP & NSERC Awards

Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research Panel

Diversity in STEM Panel

Summer Research Abroad: Go Global

7:30 – 7:55 PM

STEMCELL Technologies Panel

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Poster, Networking and Club Boothing Session!

Location: AMS Student Nest, 2nd Floor!

Specific room locations can be found under the Workshops and Panels page

Free, as in

$ 0

But why free?

We believe in research, and believe in undergraduate students.

Our event is proudly supported and funded by all of the clubs who helped plan it. From filling your bellies with food to filling your brains with knowledge, every expense is covered so that you, the students, can enjoy it – no strings attached.