Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Consciousness at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 2-14, 16-28, 2017 Assembly George Square Studios 54 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2LR, UK Fringe First winner and “peer-reviewed rapper” Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution, Rap Guide to Religion) explores the scientific study of consciousness in his latest hip-hop comedy. Baba’s brain consists of roughly 90 billion neurons with trillions of connections, and […]

Interrogating Huntington’s in vivo roles through loss of function experiments

Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Seminar Series Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM LSC 3 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Speaker Jeff Carroll, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Western Washington University Abstract Expansion of a glutamine-coding CAG trinucleotide near the 5′ end of the […]

March for Science – Vancouver

The March for Science is a celebration of science. It’s not only about scientists and politicians; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world. Click the title to read more.

Café Scientifique: 3D Bioprinting – Shaping the Future of Health

Thursday, May 4, 2017 Telus World of Science, 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC, V6A 3Z7 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Imagine a world where drugs are developed without the use of animals, where doctors know how a patient will react to a drug before prescribing it and where patients can have a replacement organ 3D-printed […]

The effect of contents in advance directive on decision-making

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 12:00 PM Room 424, School of Population and Public Health 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3 Website: Dr. Sung Joon Shin Visiting Scholar, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, UBC On January 26th 2016, a law related to the life-sustaining treatment for terminally ill patients in Korea, […]

2017 Alzheimer Update

Join the UBC Clinic for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders for an expert update on what’s new in Alzheimer and dementia research and care. The Forum is open to the public and free of charge. Please RSVP via email to

A Window Into the Human Brain: Investigating the Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

The 4th Manufacturing/Solid Mechanics Seminar: A Window Into the Human Brain: Investigating the Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Friday, December 9, 2016 at 08:30AM at CEME Room 1202 Everyone is welcome! Speaker: Ms. Lyndia Wu, PhD candidate, Stanford University Abstract: Mild traumatic brain injuries, more commonly known as concussions, occur frequently in […]

A Losing Battle? Health Science in the Age of Celebrity

In this provocative presentation Professor Caulfield will explore why and how health information gets so twisted, including the increasingly important role of celebrity culture. He will also review why this matters (and it does!) and how it impacts our health and health policy.

Neuroethics Social at Neuroscience 2016

Chair: Judy Illes Co-Chair: Julie M. Robillard Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina: Grand Ballroom 13 Guests: Martha J. Farah It’s been said that film provides a window and mirror to our dreams, hopes, and fears; modern film presents the possibilities and problems of current and future brain science. Join neuroethics experts such as Judy […]

The Neuroethics of Animal Welfare

Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:30PM Rm. FNH 40, Food, Nutrition & Health Building 2205 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 (map) Lecture by Adam Shriver, PhD Visiting Fellow, The Center for Neuroscience and Society The University of Pennsylvania Overview: In this presentation, Dr. Shriver will provide an overview of the under-discussed intersection between neuroethics and […]