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 […]

2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age

The 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th, 2017) will feature over fifty of the world’s top experts and innovators working on ways to enhance our brain health and performance in light of emerging neuroscience and digital technologies. Click the title for more information.

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.