5:30 – 5:55 PM
Are you ready to #GetIntoResearch? Start off your evening with a speech from our keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Gold.
Day in the Life: Basic vs. Translational vs. Clinical Research
Do you know the difference between basic, translational, and clinical research? Curious about what each type of research entails? Want to learn which of the three best suits your academic and career interests? If so, attend this panel-based workshop led by three expert researchers to learn more!
MD vs. PhD vs. MD/PhD
Participants have the opportunity to ask questions to students who were or are currently in the MD, PhD, MD/PhD, Masters or PharmD programs here at UBC to talk about their experiences. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of going into these graduate streams. Participants are encouraged to prepare questions beforehand.
Participants will have the chance to learn about the many summer research opportunities available to them on campus. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding application processes, program details, scholarship opportunities, and so on to some of the coordinators of these research programs. This will help them prepare in advance for the summer research program of their interest throughout the school year.
UBC Science Co-Op
Participants will be guided through a workshop on the UBC Co-Op program. Topics discussed will include the overview of the UBC Co-Op program and a detailed breakdown of the program application. This workshop is geared towards those who are considering participating in the UBC Co-Op program.
General Post-Graduate Information
How to Approach Faculty
Participants will learn about how to find research opportunities and approach potential principal investigators. Topics discussed will include how to find various research labs and how to send emails to principal investigators/faculty. This workshop is geared towards those who hope to find their first research experiences on campus.
Participants will have a chance to learn more about the importance of diversity, access, and equity in STEM-related fields. Presenters will share any drawbacks they faced or continue to face, as well as how they are using their platform to encourage more individuals to get involved in STEM.
A workshop provided by the Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research (CJUR) to teach students more about the academic 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.
How to Fund Your Undergrad Research: SSRP & NSERC USRA Awards
Participants will be given an overview of the Faculty of Medicine’s Summer Student Research Program (FoM SSRP) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRA). The presentation will review the application process for each funding opportunity focussing on the key aspects of preparing strong applications. The workshop will also provide tips on identifying and contacting eligible supervisors. This workshop is geared towards students who plan to apply to one or both competitions and wish to get more information on how to prepare their application.
Honours and Directed Studies Panel
Learn how to gain research experience while receiving course credit at the same time! Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to students involved in the honours stream and those who have taken on a directed studies project. This is a great workshop to attend if you want to learn more about the requirements and pros/cons of each stream
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the process surrounding research and the checks in place to ensure research is conducted in an ethical manner. Participants will be able to gauge and understand what specific questions are asked and the principles that need to be upheld in the research approval process.
Participants will be able to learn about the opportunities available to them through Go Global’s Research Abroad program.The workshop will focus on different destinations and types of research available, as well as providing insight on the application process and timeline for departure. Participants are encouraged to prepare questions beforehand.
Participants will have the chance to learn about the many research opportunities available to them at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Students can ask questions regarding application processes, program details, scholarship opportunities, and so on to some of the coordinators of these research programs. This will help them prepare in advance for the summer or fall research program of their interest throughout the school year.
7:30 PM onwards
Networking and Poster Presentations
For those unfamiliar with it, poster presentations are where local researchers get a chance to present their research. Each researcher will be in front of a poster-version of their research, which you will get a chance to read and discuss with the presenter.