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 17, 2022

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 2022.

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 at Life Sciences Research Night? Submit your poster to present at one of the biggest research events on campus. Deadline EXTENDED: November 16, 2022, 11:59 PM

Introducing our keynote speaker: Dr. Mark Cembrowski! 


Mark Cembrowski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at UBC. He is also affiliate faculty at UBC in the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, the School for Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Mathematics, and holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics. His research combines experimental neuroscience with Big Data computation to understand the cell-type-specific organization and operation of the brain, and has made important insights into how memories are formed, stored, and retrieved in the brain. Mark is the recipient of several of the world’s highest honours for young neuroscientists, including being named an Allen Institute Next Generation Leader and receiving the Krieg Cortical Explorer award.

Meet 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 Biological Sciences Society (BIOSOC)

The UBC Biological Sciences Society (BIOSOC) is a student run organization that has been continuously growing for decades. We strive to cater to the needs and desires of UBC biology students, offering unique and different events every year as well as numerous involvement opportunities in regards to research, campus work, academics, and recreation.

UBC Biochemistry Student Association (BSA)

The Biochemistry Student Association’s mission is to form an inclusive, fun, and supportive environment to help support undergraduate Biochemistry students at UBC. We plan socials, sell hoodies, share study tips, and inform students about career and research opportunities! With the help of the Biochemistry faculty, BSA plans to strengthen the Biochemistry community at UBC.

UBC Integrated Sciences Students Association (ISSA)

The UBC Integrated Sciences Student Association is dedicated to bringing Integrated Science students a rewarding social experience as well as provide available resources to any prospective Integrated Science students. We are hard at work, year-round, bringing you study groups, outings, and parties. Integrated Science students work hard, so it is up to us to help you unwind!

Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research (CJUR)

Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research (CJUR) is a student-led research publication that was founded in 2015 by a group of undergraduate students at UBC in Vancouver, Canada. As opportunities to publish are scarce and difficult to access at the undergraduate level, CJUR aims to provide a platform for undergraduates to gain experience in academic publishing.

Kinesiology Undergraduate Society (KUS)

The mission of the KUS is to enhance the academic, professional, and social lives of students in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program in the School of Kinesiology. We hope to further strengthen connections with KIN faculty and administration to establish an integrated and collaborative relationship with students that will, in turn, enrich the undergraduate experience. The KUS Executives are advocates for the UBC Kinesiology student body.

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 Pharmacology and CAPS Student Association (PCSA)

PCSA is dedicated to supporting current and prospective Pharmacology and CAPS students while fostering a welcoming community around the two programs. The club is devoted to providing guidance through our mentorship program, specialization information night, question packs, and study sessions to aid students in reaching their full academic potential. Through interdisciplinary socials and career nights, PCSA establishes a positive community to enrich the UBC experience of our students while setting them up for success beyond their undergraduate degree.

UBC Science Undergraduate Society (SUS)

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

UBC-BCIT Biotechnology Club

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.

LSRN Event Schedule 2022

5:00 – 5:30 pm

Attendee check-in

5:30 – 5:55 pm

Keynote address by Dr. Mark Cembrowski

6:00 – 6:10 pm


Workshop Schedule

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

6:15 – 6:40 pm

Research Opportunities at BC Children’s Hospital

General Graduate Studies Information

UBC Student Design Teams

Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research (CJUR) Panel

STEMCELL: Job Hunt Like a Pro

6:45 – 7:10 pm

Summer Research Opportunities: Centre for Blood Research

Honours Thesis and Directed Studies

UBC Science Co-op

Diversity in STEM

STEMCELL: Resume Tips & Tricks

7:15 – 7:40 pm

How to Approach Faculty

How to Fund Your Undergraduate Research: SSRP & NSERC Awards

Summer Research Abroad: Go Global

MD vs. PhD vs. MD/PhD

STEMCELL: Starting Your Career at STEMCELL

7:40 – 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.

We would like to thank our sponsor, STEMCELL Technologies, for their support in Life Sciences Research Night 2022!