start your journey into research

Life Sciences
Research Night 


Life Sciences Centre

Conveniently located on campus at the Life Sciences Centre, we’re only a short walk from UBC Hospital and neighbouring bus stops.

Free Food & Workshops

As always, dinner and the 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 22, 2019

The event falls on a Friday evening, and will be from
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Stay for as long or as short as you like!

Introducing our keynote speaker: Dr. Eli Puterman!

Dr. Eli Puterman is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Kinesiology where he studies the short- and long-term effects of exercise on limiting the damage caused by chronic stress on our bodies. His research demonstrates that adults who maintain an active lifestyle do not have similar wear and tear in the face of adversity compared to those who are less active. He is recognized as a Canada Research Chair and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar, and has previously been awarded early career awards from the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and in 2018, the International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology. 

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 2019.

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 1

Check-in at 5:00 pm, the KeyNote speech will begin at 5:30!

Workshop Schedule

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

6:00 – 6:25 pm

General Research Opportunities

A Day in the Life:
Basic vs. Translational vs. Clinical Research

MD vs. PhD vs.
MD/PhD. Panel

General Graduate School Information

6:30 – 6:55 pm

Centre for Blood Research Summer Studentship Program

UBC Science Co-Op

Research in Industry vs. Academia

How to Approach Faculty

7:00 – 7:25 pm

Life Sciences Student Research Experiences Panel

How to Fund Your Undergrad Research: SSRP & NSERC
USRA Awards Workshop

Women in STEM

Honours Thesis and Directed Studies Panel

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Networking Session – Dinner, Drinks, Poster Presentations, Photo Booth and More! 


We’re at Life Sciences Institute (also known as Life Sciences Centre, or LSC) at the UBC Vancouver campus. It’s a short walk from UBC Hospital and opposite the pharmacy building, and visible at the intersection between Wesbrook Mall and Agronomy Road. 

Parking is available at the Health Sciences Parkade.

We’ll have clear signs to the main lecture halls, where our event will kick off in! Still lost? Check out the LSI on UBC Wayfinding.

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.