Flu immunization clinics for staff and families on the Oak Street campus
According to PHSA policy, everyone who enters patient care areas – including the main hospital building, the ambulatory care building and CFRI’s clinical research evaluation unit – must get a flu shot or wear a procedure mask during flu season. This policy protects groups that are more vulnerable to influenza and more likely to suffer dangerous complications, including hospitalized patients, the very young and the immunosuppressed.
In the coming weeks, PHSA is offering a number of free flu vaccine clinics on the Oak Street Campus.
The 2015 United Way Workplace Campaign has officially launched.
This year’s campaign theme is “From Poverty to Possibility” which aims to address the cycle of poverty in BC’s neediest families, help empower children and youth to realize their potential, and meaningfully support senior citizens living in isolation.
Respecting changes to West 28th access to campus for vehicles and cyclists
Work is progressing on the construction of the new Teck Acute Care Centre in the heart of the BC Children’s and BC Women’s campus and traffic pattern changes have taken place near the West 28th Avenue access to the hospital campus.
As part of UBC’s ongoing efforts to increase the benefits for Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs), the Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) has announced the 2015 Killam PDF Prize, an opportunity to recognize and reward UBC’s postdocs.
Application instructions and forms can be found on the PDFO website. Please note, submission procedures and deadlines may vary by department.
The deadline for application submission is Friday, November 20, 2015.
A free workshop, “Understanding Bullying in the Workplace: Tongue Fu: The Secret Art of Bully-proofing Yourself,” facilitated by Roy Johnson, is open to members of the Association of Administrative + Professional Staff (AAPS) at UBC.
The Children’s and Women’s Research Ethics Board in conjunction with the UBC Office of Research Services is offering an interactive workshop to take participants through the steps of preparing an ethics submission. The workshop will also provide examples of common problems and issues with submissions.
In partnership with Genome British Columbia, Terry Fox Research Institute and the University of British Columbia, the Gairdner Foundation is hosting a symposium on genomics and cancer in honour of the 35th anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope. The event is free and open to everyone.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | LSC1, Life Sciences Building, UBC
Bringing Genomics Home – “Your DNA: A blueprint for better health”
Join experts for a free evening discussion about the key to personalized medicine, genomics, and a new type of “microscope” facilitating our understanding of the role of DNA and related molecules in health and disease.
Wednesday, November 18 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m | The Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue
The visiting lecturer at this year’s BC Children’s Hospital Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Stephen J. Tredwell Visiting Professor Day is Dr. Ernest L. Sink, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York.
New website helps patients learn about clinical trials
Are you looking for a trustworthy site on clinical trials aimed at patients and caregivers? www.itstartswithme.ca is a new website developed by Network of Networks (N2) in consultation with clinical trial participants and their families and caregivers.
CFRI Scholars of Excellence Program is accepting applications
The Scholars of Excellence Program has been developed to attract new talent to CFRI and build on the breadth of global children’s and women’s health expertise on the Oak Street Campus. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
CFRI conducts discovery, translational and clinical research to benefit the health of children and their families. CFRI is supported by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and works in close partnership with BC Children’s Hospital, the Provincial Health Services Authority and its agencies, and the University of British Columbia. For more information, visit www.cfri.ca.