SBN Biotech Expo & Conference Event
This year, the SBN Biotech Expo & Conference is taking place on Tuesday, March 26th from 6-10pm at UBC Robson Square.
The event is run annually through the Student Biotechnology Network, a non-profit organization which connects undergraduate and graduate students with local biotech companies in Vancouver.
It will be a great event with networking opportunities, panel discussions, and breakout sessions discussing career paths in biotechnology and life sciences.
Interested undergrads, grads and postdocs can register for this event here: Event Registration.
Please be sure to use the promo code “SBNfriends” to get $5 off the registration!
This event is usually very well attended by local biotech companies such as STEMCELL, AbCellera, Zymeworks, Precision Nanosystems, Amgen and more!
Face to Face(book) with Christopher Wylie
How much is too much personal information on Facebook? What are our real online privacy dangers, and are they really that dangerous? Is Black Mirror coming to life?
On April 16th, join us for a discussion with Christopher Wylie - the figure who brought Cambridge Analytica and the question of data privacy to the forefront of tech - as he breaks down some major ethical issues in the modern age of information:
We are teaming up with SFU Public Square’s 2019 Community Summit in Vancouver to present this event for secondary and university/college students. Cinyras is a UBC and SFU student-driven organization passionate about the intersection of technology and ethics. We are excited to make this event happen and hope to see you - and your questions - there!
Undergraduate Research Opportunities: Executive Recruitment
Interested in research but don’t know how to get involved? Want to challenge yourself to reach that next level of excellence? Want to gain valuable leadership experience? Apply to be a URO exec today! URO (Undergraduate Research Opportunities) is one of Canada’s largest student-run research club, and we’re looking for ambitious, creative people to join our diverse and passionate team. There’s something for everyone, no matter your experience, leadership skills, or schedule, and this is a meaningful way to make your own mark on UBC undergraduate life.
More info can be found at our Facebook event and on our website.
UBC Culture and Self Lab - Develop a computer game
The UBC Culture and Self Lab is looking for students, specifically with
experience in Computer Science to assist with a study involving attention and
memory. The ideal research assistant will be asked to create a multi-player,
2-dimensional virtual board game for use in the study. The game is a simplified
interpretation of an old board game called ‘Game of Life’ where people make
educational, employment and family decisions which determine their ‘success’ at
the end. Data captured from participant decisions during the game play will be
collated and analysed toward the research findings.
The RA may get involved in the entire research process, from design to analysis.
The project will be under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr.
Steven Heine and his graduate student, Anita Schmalor. Letters of reference will
be provided if needed.
To apply, please forward your unofficial transcript and CV to the lab manager,
Vanessa - [email protected]
Queer Coded Survey
Are you a CS student who identifies as queer and/or trans? Are you interested in
joining a student group that lets you connect with others in the queer
community? This is your chance to make your voices heard.
Queer Coded is a newly created, student-run, social and support group for queer
and/or trans people in the CS department. Our goal is to create a safe, engaging
environment, and to provide opportunities for personal and professional
We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas! If you are interested, please
fill out the survey, provided below:
Registration is open for the 2019 Battlesnake Tournament at
https://www.battlesnake.io/ The tournament is free to compete, a good place to
try out new skills, and there are cash prizes for all 3 tournament divisions.
More about streaming and in-person tutorials at
https://www.battlesnake.io/resources/ Feel free to reach out to
[email protected] if you have any
Marketing Survey regarding Artificial Intelligence
Get a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card with a 5 minute survey. Questions
will be short answer, please respond with at least 2-3 sentences. Your opinion
GIRLsmarts4tech recruiting Technovation mentors
Volunteering as a Technovation mentor is a great way to share your passion for
computer science, and gain leadership and teaching experience. We are looking
for dependable, responsible, enthusiastic people, preferably with a background
in Computer Science, to help mentor teams of 3-5 girls in Grades 8-12 as they
participate in the Technovation Challenge.
The time commitment and schedule will be established by you and your team, but
we encourage you to meet with your team weekly either online or in person. All
undergraduates will be paired with another mentor (either from industry or a
fellow undergraduate) so you can share this responsibility.
Please visit https://technovationchallenge.org/ for more information. To sign
up, please register as a mentor on the Technovation website and fill in this
form. All volunteers are welcome!
We look forward to hearing from you!
Systems Hacks 2019
SFU’s Software Systems Student Society is looking for UBC students to attend
their cool hackathon on the 9th of Feb! Drop by for a day of fun hackin with
your friends, or make some new ones! Whether you’ve just started coding, have
never coded before or are a hackathon veteran, HackThe90s is for you! It’s an
event that is a great intro to the world of hackathons for students ALL OVER
iGEM recruiting members
UBC iGEM is currently in the process of recruiting members for the new year, and
because of the multidisciplinary aspect of the iGEM competition, they are
looking for computer science students to join our team. In this competition
students get to work on a project throughout the summer that can help advance
the field of synthetic biology, as well as attempt to solve real world problems.
UBC’s team has always been a strong participant since 2009 and they are
currently looking for able applicants that will help continue they success.
To join, the application can be found at: http://www.ubcigem.com/join-us/.
There will be two information sessions at 4:00 pm on January 18th (Friday) in
room LSC1510 and 12:00pm on January 21st (Monday) in room LSC3. Snacks and
refreshments will be provided.