Event Recap: “Getting to the HEART of Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases”

On February 6 2014, IWIS hosted the second Cafe Scientifique to discuss the risk factors and preventive strategies of cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Gordon Francis, the Director at the Healthy Heart Pro… Read More

Event Recap – SCWIST Annual New Year New Beginnings Party

What a fun night it turned out to be at SCWIST New Year Party!  We had almost 50 guests including some of the SCWIST founders, current members and new members!  The venue at UWCV Hycroft was lovely, f… Read More

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

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 a prese… Read More

SCWIST Meet-up: Get Back to Nature Owl Show Event Recap

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 and we were treated to live owls, family craft act… Read More

Event Recap – Explore Career Paths that Combine Life Sciences with Computer Sciences

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 is t… Read More

SCWIST Brown Bag Series Event Summary

“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 the fall season. This time w… Read More

SCWIST participates in the 2013 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

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 began in 1… Read More

Event Recap – Effective Resumes

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… Read More

Event Recap – How to Meet People and Get a Job?

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 year on March 19. To put it simply… Read More

EVENT RECAP – BrownBag session: Mentoring in January 2013

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 formally put in place by the U.S. i… Read More