In this week’s issue:
- RISE Worldwide – International Research Internships 2014
- Graduate Student Awards to 2014 Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates
- Mitacs – Elevate (reminder)
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Innovation in Regulatory Science Award (reminder)
- CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC – Canada Graduate Scholarship
Awards and Honours:
- Canadian Medical Association (CMA) – 2014 CMA Awards (date correction)
- Canada Council for the Arts – John G. Diefenbaker Award
- Faculty of Medicine Internal Canada Research Chairs Competition
- Gairdner Symposium (final reminder)
- Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Patents: What, Why, When
- Centre for Blood Research – The Earl W. Davie Symposium
- UBC CPD Colorectal Cancer Mainpro-C Community Workshops
- Capitalizing on Big Data: Agencies launch consultation on digital scholarship
RISE Worldwide – International Research Internships 2014
Applications accepted: October 7 2013 through November 24, 2013
RISE Worldwide is a funded opportunity to engage high-quality, international undergraduate students from Germany for an approximate 12-week research internship in the summer of 2014. Each RISE participant will receive a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Association (DAAD) that includes a monthly allowance, travel support and insurance.
The program offers several benefits to UBC researchers:
- evaluate participants based on their research ability and possible recruitment of high quality candidates into UBC grad programs,
- provide opportunities to PhD students to gain supervision experience,
- get additional assistance with your experimental work and research,
- might gain new insights through a foreigner’s perspective on scientific discussions,
- gain new contacts with German universities.
- Project submissions: Oct 7 – Nov 24, 2013
- Faculty members, researchers, Postdocs or PhD students can host students (Postdocs and PhD students require consent/letter of support from their supervisor)
- Time frame for internship: June to October 2014 (we recommend keeping the time frame flexible, in the past students have arrived as early as June and as late as August)
- Internship length: 6 weeks to 12 weeks maximum (in the past some students have extended their internships, however, DAAD funding is not extendable and will end on October 31)
Project proposal submission: https://www.daad.de/rise-weltweit/en/12015/index.html
Further information about the program as well as tips to submit a proposal, answers to common questions, standard paragraphs to include about UBC, housing costs etc. can be found at:
https://faculty-staff.grad.ubc.ca/graduate-recruitment-initiative/rise-worldwide (please log in with your CWL)
FoM Internal Deadline: October 25, 2013
If you wish to nominate a student, please notify Bryan Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 25th. Note that the nominee must be a US citizen, and that UBC may only nominate up to two students.
Since 1951, Nobel Prize winners and students in chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine have met annually in Lindau, located on Lake Constance in southwestern Germany. It is anticipated that some 550 students from more than 70 countries will attend the weeklong meeting in 2014. There are formal lectures in the morning, and the remainder of the day is set aside for the students to meet informally with the Nobel Laureate scientists, as well as with their fellow students from around the world. Information on the most recent meeting and comments from students who attended are available at http://www.orau.org/lindau/past-mtgs/default.shtml.
In 2014, the meeting will feature recipients of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology. You may nominate students to attend this meeting who:
- are U.S. citizens currently enrolled at a university as full-time graduate students;
- have completed by June 2014 at least two academic years of graduate studies toward a doctoral degree in medicine/physiology or in a related discipline, but not be planning a dissertation/thesis defense before December 31, 2014;
- be actively engaged in research, and
- for ORAU, be at an ORAU member institution (http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/members.aspx
We are especially interested in receiving nominations from a diverse group of students, including women, minorities and people with disabilities. Please check http://www.orau.org/lindau for specific eligibility criteria of each sponsor.
Intent to Apply: November 4, 2013
Application Deadline: November 19, 2013
Funding and training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows now available across all disciplines. Mitacs would appreciate you distributing the call for proposals below to your faculty. Please note the deadlines for submissions in the call.
The Mitacs Elevate program is a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with a stipend of at least $50,000 per year. We support researchers applying their expertise to a challenge faced by an industry or community partner.
- Open to projects from any discipline and sector
- Six-month opportunities also available for candidates seeking partners
- Professional skills development and collaboration opportunities
- Application support available by e-mailing email@example.com
Submit your Intent to Apply by November 4, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. (PST), indicating project, discipline, and reviewers.
To submit, visit www.mitacs.ca/elevate.
Completed applications are due November 19, 2013, at midnight (PST).
Deadline: November 18, 2013
Awards to provide support for academic researchers developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions the Food and Drug Administration and others make. This would necessarily draw upon the talents of individuals trained in mathematics, computer science, applied physics, medicine, engineering, toxicology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and systems pharmacology, to name a few.
Five-year awards provide up to $500,000 to support academic investigators who are addressing research questions that will lead to innovation in regulatory science, with ultimate translation of those results into improving the regulatory process.
Check the eligibility page for more information.
Deadline: December 1, 2013
Health research students at the master’s level are now invited to submit their application. To submit an application and for more information about the program, please visit the Canada Graduate Scholarship Harmonization webpage. The deadline is December 1st at 8:00 p.m. (ET).
For the first time, the selection process and post-award administration of these awards will be carried out at the university level, under the guidance of CIHR and the other two granting agencies. Going forward, all Canada Graduate Scholarship Programs will be delivered through a harmonized process between the three federal granting councils (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC).
Any other questions? Write us at CGSMA@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.
The application for the Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s (CGS-M) Award program is now available at: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ResearchPortal-PortailDeRecherche/Instructions-Instructions/index_eng.asp.
Over the past year, Canada’s three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) formed a Tri-Agency Harmonization Team to redesign the Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Master’s and Doctoral program. The redesign and implementation is being done in close consultation with stakeholders to ensure that the new CGS program is delivered as efficiently as possible in support of the training of future generations of researchers. The launch of a common application platform for the CGS-M program is another step towards meeting this objective.
The CGS M Program supports high caliber scholars who are engaged in eligible Masters or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada in all research disciplines and is administered jointly by CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the university level, under the guidance of the three agencies. Students submit their application to the university at which they propose to hold their award via the Research Portal.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Deadline: November 30, 2013 (not November 1 as previously stated)
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) invites nominations for its 2014 CMA Awards. The CMA has 13 awards to recognize the dedication, successes and talents of Canadian men and women who have made significant contributions in a number of different spheres. Three of the 13 awards pertain to research accomplishments – Medal of Honour, William Marsden, and Young Leaders.
Please review the award descriptions and nomination forms, available at the CMA website.
Deadline: December 1, 2013
This award, worth up to $95,000, is given annually to enable a German scholar to pursue research in Canada.
The amount of the award for a full year is CDN$80,000. These funds are to be used by the host institution as a contribution towards the payment of the salary of the visiting scholar.
In addition, a grant of up to CDN$15,000 is provided to cover the cost of travel to the Canadian host institution (including travel of the recipient’s immediate family for award periods longer than three months) and travel to other institutions in Canada and the United States.
Please see website for eligibility criteria, nomination forms and procedures.
Deadline: December 16, 2013
The Faculty of Medicine (FoM) is launching an internal Canada Research Chairs (CRC) competition to fill vacant Tier 2 CRCs who will go forward to the national CRC competition in April 2014.
The application deadline for this FoM internal competition is December 16, 2013.
Full competition details are available at www.med.ubc.ca/canada-research-chairs/.
If you have any questions, please contact Lina Jung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: October 21, 2013; 4– 6pm
Location: Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC 2), UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to two dynamic and high profiled researchers at the 2013 Gairdner Vancouver Symposium.
This free public lecture will feature:
Dr. Nasmyth [2007 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient]
Presentation title: How are chromosomes held together?
Sir Winter [2013 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient]
Presentation title: The antibody revolution: new pharmaceuticals for a new age
More information about the symposium can be found at http://www.cmmt.ubc.ca/events/2013/10/2013-gairdner-foundation-symposium
More information about the Gairdner Foundation can be found at http://www.gairdner.org/
For questions or more information please contact Seetha at email@example.com
Centre for Blood Research Seminar Series – Patents: What, Why, When
Date: October 23, 2013, 12-1pm
Location: LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Dr. Lynsey Huxham
Technology Transfer Manager,
University-Industry Liaison Office, UBC
A general and informal discussion on Patents. What they are, how you can go about filing a patent, and when and why you would want to file a patent. This talk will aim to provide information to those at UBC who are thinking of starting a company and wondering about IP protection or those wanting to have the University Industry Liaison Office assess and commercialize their invention.
Specific questions will be discussed, such as:
a) who owns the Intellectual Property (IP), you or UBC?
b) How to proceed if UBC owns the IP or if you own the IP?
c) What do you do if you want to file a patent?
An overview of the process for filing a patent and obtaining an issued patent will also be presented.
Centre for Blood Research – The Earl W. Davie Symposium
Date: November 14, 2013
Location: Segal Building, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver BC
Keynote Speakers: Barry Coller and Shaun Coghlin
Special Guest: Nobel Laureate – Edmond Fischer
The goal of the Earl W. Davie Symposium is to widely communicate cutting edge advances in the broad field of hemostasis-thrombosis, as applied to medically relevant disciplines including innate immunity, infectious diseases, inflammation and cancer.
The 2013 program is particularly exciting. The day will start with a special address by Nobel Laureate (1992) Professor Edmond Fischer. As a friend and colleague of Dr. Davie, Dr. Fischer attended the symposium in 2012 and is thrilled to return and to make a presentation. The two keynote speakers will be Dr. Barry Coller, Professor of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief, Rockefeller University Hospital, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, and Dr. Shaun Coughlin, Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco. These physician-scientists have made extraordinary contributions in the fields of medical research. Several other lectures are planned by visiting and local scientists and clinicians, research associates and clinical trainees. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion and a poster session during the day, with awards at the end. Buffet-style coffee breaks, lunch, drinks and dinner will be provided … free! Register NOW at www.cbr.ubc.ca.
Program available at https://sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2013/09/EWD_2013_FinalProgram.pdf.
Join us for a case-based evening colorectal cancer workshop in one of the following BC communities. These small, interactive two-part workshops will provide BC family physicians with a better understanding of their roles and best practices across the colorectal cancer care continuum. The workshops are accredited for up to 3.5 Mainpro-C* & 3.0 Mainpro M1 credits. Please note that space is limited, so if you are interested, please register early. The Cancer Care Outreach Program on Education (CCOPE) is proudly brought to you by UBC CPD in partnership with BCCA and FPON.
* Participants may attend part one only for M1 credits. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Target audience: Family physicians. We also welcome Specialists, Allied Health Professionals, Residents & Medical Students
Nov 26 (Tue) 1745-2000, Facilitated by Dr. Raziya Mia
Jan 21 (Tue) 1845-2000, Facilitated by Dr. Raziya Mia & Dr. Winson Cheung
Nov 6 (Wed) 1745-2000, Facilitated by Dr. Stephen Ashwell
Jan 29 (Tue) 1745-1900, Facilitated by Dr. Stephen Ashwell & Dr. Winson Cheung
Nov 21 (Thu) 1745-2000, Facilitated by Dr. Henry Docherty
Jan 16 (Thu) 1745-1900, Facilitated by Dr. Henry Docherty & Dr. Jim Gray
Nov 19 (Tue) 1745-2000, Facilitated by Dr. Stephen Burns
Jan 21 (Tue) 1745-1900, Facilitated by Dr. Stephen Burns & Dr. Howard Lim
Nov 13 (Tue) 1745-2000, Facilitated by Dr. Don Cooper
Jan 28 (Tue) 1745-1900, Facilitated by Dr. Don Cooper & Dr. Howard Lim
Nov 27 (Wed) 1745-2000, Facilitated by Dr. Christine Blyth
Feb 5 (Wed) 1745-1900, Facilitated by Dr. Christine Blyth & Dr. Jim Gray
Nov 6 (Wed) 1745-2000, Facilitated by Dr. Ursula Lee
Jan 8 (Wed) 1745-1900, Facilitated by Dr. Ursula Lee
- current screening recommendations & guidelines
- colonoscopy preparation requirements
- implications of various polyp types
- staging & diagnosis; and
- post-treatment follow-up of colorectal cancer patients.
Cost: $35 (register online and save $10), includes a light dinner / refreshments & course material
Capitalizing on Big Data: Agencies launch consultation on digital scholarship
Canada’s federal research granting agencies—the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), as well as the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and in collaboration with Genome Canada—have joined forces to help address digital infrastructure challenges through the consultation document Toward a Policy Framework for Advancing Digital Scholarship in Canada.
Institutions, associations, organizations and individuals may provide input on the consultation document between now and December 16, 2013. Email responses should be sent to: