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VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Wednesday, June 28th 10am PDT / 1pm EDTLocation: Online webinar. REGISTER HERE

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Professor Gail Murphy has been appointed as the new Vice-President, Research and Innovation for UBC. She will formally begin the role on August 14, 2017.

Gail Murphy is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Associate Vice-President, Research pro tem at UBC. She is also co-founder and Chief Scientist at Tasktop Technologies Incorporated.

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Dr. Julio Montaner was interviewed by Paul Kennedy for the CBC radio show "Ideas".

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: Thursday, June 1st, 2017Location: UBC Library, Koerner Library, Room K217, 1958 Main Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2 Canada

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VPRI Unit: Research Ethics

The UBC REBs released a statement on May 15, 2017 regarding US FDA 1572 Forms.  This policy statement is intended to outline the REB's perspective on Investigators signing US FDA Form 1572 and to set out alternatives that an investigator can propose to the sponsor so that neither the investigator nor the REB are obligated to comply with foreign (US) regulations.

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Ten UBC researchers were among the latest Canada Research Chairs appointments.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Date: May 1-3, 2017Location: Vancouver, BC 

With increasing adoption of Next Generation Sequencing technologies to infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigations, genomic epidemiology (combining pathogen genomics data with epidemiological investigations to track the spread of infectious diseases) is poised to change the practices of public health and infection controls and provides unprecedented amount of data for pathogen evolution studies.

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UBC Researchers Julio Montaner and Dominic McIvor Lopes have won the prestigious Killam Prize and Killam Fellowship, respectively.

Montaner, UBC Professor and Head of the Division of AIDS, will receive the 2017 Killam Prize in the Health Sciences from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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UBC biodiversity researcher Dolph Schulter, a leading expert in the evolution of ecological diversity, has been elected a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Dates: 

Workshop 1: Monday, April 24th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm Workshop 2: Tuesday, April 25th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Workshop 3: Thursday, April 27th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm 

Location:  Room LSC3 – Life Sciences Institute – 2350 Health Sciences Mall. Vancouver, BC – View Map

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The CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Impact goes to the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, in acknowledgement of the organization’s 25 years of providing care and treatment for those living with HIV, educating health professionals, and promoting evidence-based policy to protect people from the virus.

VPRI Unit: Advanced Research Computing

Course Details:

Sessions will take place from June 5-9 and June 12-14 Sessions will be held from 10am - 12pm Pacific Participants can attend in-person at the BC Children's Hospital or online via videoconference

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DIscover the support available for your sequencing projects, learn from vendor application specialists and hear how sequencing is impacting research in multiple disciplines.

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Preliminary nomination deadline: Wednesday, April 26

VPRI Unit: Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium

The SBC brings together the services and expertise previously offered by the UBC Sequencing Centre, the Biodiversity Research Centre NextGen Sequencing Facility, and the NAPS Unit.

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Education series starts April 5, competition deadline is April 12 for promising new tech ventures in the province.

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