Events

IWIS X CIHR Cafe Scientifique: Understanding the Nuts and BONES of Osteoporosis [Event Recap]

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On January 16 2014, IWIS hosted the first Cafe Scientifique to discuss the risk factors and preventive strategies of osteoporosis. Dr. Jerilynn Prior, a Professor of Endocrinology at UBC, gave […]

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How to market your skills to a job in a new field in a new country [Event Recap]

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In today’s competitive job market, finding work requires more than just submitting resumes. This issue was the subject of this talk “How to market your skills to a job in […]

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Brown Bag “Bring Your Idea to Market” [Event Recap]

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On November 27, 2013, SCWIST held the last Brownbag event of the Fall series, and it ended on a high note.  The room was filled with undergrads and graduate students, […]

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Get Back to Nature Owl Show [Event Recap]

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SCWIST had a meet-up event at the Richmond Nature Park today, and a couple of our members were on-site to check it out. Owls were the topic of the day, […]

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Explore Career Paths that Combine Life Sciences with Computer Sciences [Event Recap]

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On November 12th, in collaboration with UBC Computer Science and UBC eHealth Strategy Office, SCWIST organized a panel discussion featuring six experts in digital health. The focus of the evening […]

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SCWIST Brown Bag Series [Event Recap]

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 “Stress: Bring it on!” After a bright sunny summer, fall is finally here! So are the monthly Brownbag sessions! On October 2nd, 2013; we had our first Brownbag session of […]

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SCWIST Meet-up – Get Back to Nature Mushroom Show

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Did you know, there are thousands of wild mushroom varieties in the Lower mainland? Some are highly poisonous while others are priced for their delicious flavours, up to $100/lb for […]

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SCWIST participates in the 2013 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

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On September 28, SCWIST participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup,  one of the largest environmental events in Canada and the third largest cleanup in the world. The annual event […]

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SCWIST Summer Picnic [Event Recap]

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On August 20th, the SCWIST team and members enjoyed a relaxing picnic at the Lacarno Beach. Under the gorgeous weather, we mingled while feasting on delicious food.  The most popular […]

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SCWIST 2013 Annual General Meeting [Event Recap]

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What a great AGM we had this year! Last year we thought we had the best turnout ever but this year we had double the turnout! Many thanks to all […]

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Effective Resumes [Event Recap]

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IWIS hosted another event on April 25, 2013. Nick Arden from SkillMatching.com talked about Effective Resumes to a small group gathered at Waves Coffee downtown. Everybody enjoyed their lattes and had a […]

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How to Meet People and Get a Job [Event Recap]

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Why doesn’t the best resume and writing skill always get you the job? This is the question that our speaker, Lorraine Graves, answered in the first IWIS event of the […]

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Brown Bag February Session: BRAG! [Event Recap]

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Rochelle Grayson was the facilitator and presenter of this BrownBag meeting on Bragging. Rochelle has a list of professional achievements as long as your arm (see her full bio), so […]

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Brown Bag: Mentoring in 2013 [Event Recap]

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January is not only the month to start fresh into a new year and make resolutions, it is as well National Mentoring Month. Started at Harvard University in 1997 and […]

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Mitacs – Inspiring Innovation [Event Recap]

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On November 20, IWIS were delighted to invite Sang Mah, the Director of Business Development for Mitacs, to speak about the exciting research and training programs-available for both Canadian and […]

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Brown Bag Discussion: Science Communication [Event Recap]

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This Hallowe’en Brown Bag presented the topic of Communicating Science for discussion among the 6 panel members and 26 attendees. Sarah S. Chow, Science Communicator and PhD Candidate in Cardiovascular […]

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“True blood” vs. “Real blood” vs. “Synthetic Blood” [Event Recap]

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On June 12th, SCWIST hosted another successful Café Scientifque and had a stimulating discussion on the topic “True blood” vs. “Real blood” vs. “Synthetic Blood”! Dr. Gershon Growe and Dr. […]

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Are Stem Cells the Future of Modern Medicine? [Event Recap]

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Written by Lee Ling Yang CIHR Café Scientifique Presentation On Thursday, May 31, SCWIST in conjunction with CIHR, hosted another successful Café Scientifique at the Wicklow Pub in scenic False […]

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Brown Bag: Women and Leadership [Event Recap]

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The BrownBag lunch meeting that took place at UBC on March 28th centred on the topic of “What is Female Leadership”? This subject was evidently quite timely, as the topic […]

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Brown Bag: Successful Negotiation Strategies for Women [Event Recap]

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The focus of SCWIST’s recent BrownBag Lunch Meeting on February 29th was negotiation skills. Denise Baker, Assistant Dean of the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre in the Sauder School […]

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Dress for Success [Event Recap]

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On March 21, 2012, SCWIST, in partnership with DAWEG, held Dress for Success, the first of five workshops in a series on Personal Branding. About 30 men and women attended the […]

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XX Evening 2012 [Event Recap]

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XX Evening By Melissa Montoril On March 8th, 2012, SCWIST, in a longstanding and successful partnership with TELUS World of Science, Vancouver SCWIST members and non-members alike enjoyed another year of […]

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CIHR Café Scientifique Event a Great Success! [Event Recap]

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First, a thank you to those of you who joined our event! It was a great evening with inspiring presentations from the speakers and very interesting discussions. The pub was […]

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We Lift As We Climb – Women, Money and Leadership [Event Recap]

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On Feb 2nd, 2012, SCWIST held a financial planning workshop entitled “ We Lift as We Climb – Women, Money and Leadership,” which aimed to clarify the issues surrounding financial […]

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