3rd UBC Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference

Learn about the latest undergraduate research projects or showcase your own work at the 3rd Annual UBC Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference! The UBC Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference (NURC), hosted by the UBC Neuroscience Club (UNC), brings together the neuroscience community at UBC to celebrate undergraduate research. 3rd Annual UBC Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference Date & Time: Thursday, […]

10th International Brain Research Organization World Congress of Neuroscience

The 10th IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) World Congress of Neuroscience; IBRO 2019 will be held in Daegu, Korea from September 21st to 25th, 2019! The IBRO World Congress has been held every four years since 1982, and it is one of the most prominent international scientific congresses of its kind expected to be attended […]

Science and Technology Studies Graduate Program Colloquium Series: Colloquium with Andrea Tone

Tuesday, December 4, 5:00PM – 6:30PM Buchanan Tower 1197, 1873 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 “Dangerous Drugs: Doctors, Pain and the Politics of Blame” Andrea Tone, Canada Research Chair in Social History of Medicine, McGill University The opiate epidemic has claimed hundreds and thousands of lives and put clinicians on the defensive as “enabling” […]

The patient experience roadmap: implications for the research community

BC Women’s Hospital Research Rounds Dr. Julie Robillard Date: Friday, November 16, 2018 Time: 8:00am – 9:00 am Location: Room D308 – Shaughnessy Building, B.C. Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, 4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1 Goals/Learning Objectives 1. Identify traditional and novel methods of capturing patient experience data 2. Understand the limitations in collecting and […]

2018 Medicine Research Expo

KEYNOTE LECTURE: 10 Years of Neuroethics at UBC: Aligning Human Values, Health, and Clinical Care Dr. Judy Illes Division of Neurology

Universe of the Brain: Debunking the Modern Mythology of the Brain

Are you left brained or right brained, or is that even a thing? Will champagne improve your memory? Can you really beat depression with a walk in the woods? Discover what’s fact and what’s fake with neuroscientists Dr. Liisa Galea and Dr. Julie Robillard. Enjoy an evening of lively discussion as these leading researchers debunk […]

Audience Questions from Medical Aid in Dying in Canada – Where are we and where (2018 Brain Awareness Week – Annual Distinguished Neuroethics Lecture)

Due to time constraints, we were unable to go through all questions at the event. Here are all the questions we received: Category: Legislation With the complexity required to address the multitude of individual medical circumstances, would it even be possible to effectively legislate? Would a less prescriptive patient/physician-as-decision-makers model be more appropriate? What do […]

Thinking outside the body: on the technical evolution of intelligence

Stephen M. Straker Memorial Lecture “Thinking outside the body: on the technical evolution of intelligence” Tuesday, 6 March 2018 5:00 to 6:30 pm SWING 122 Speaker: David Bates Professor, Department of Rhetoric University of California, Berkeley Abstract: From the beginning, with the emergence of the digital computer in the Second World War, Artificial Intelligence has […]

The Badness of Pain

The Badness of Pain Prof. Gwen Bradford PhD, Associate Professor Department of Philosophy Rice University Wednesday March 14, 2018, 3:00PM – 5:00PM Room 333, Henry Angus Building, 2053 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2 Abstract:”Why is Pain Bad?” Why is pain bad? The literature abounds with discussion of well-being, but there is so little about […]

Kick-off Meeting: Association for Responsible Research and Innovation in Genome Editing

You are invited to attend the Association for Responsible Research and Innovation in Genome Editing, which will be held in Paris, France, at the Région Île-de-France – 57, rue de Babylone – Paris 7ème, on Friday 23 March 2018. On March 23rd we will launch the international “Association for Responsible Research and Innovation in Genome […]