The largest student-led research organization in Canada is currently recruiting executives for the 2018-19 school year!
We’re looking for people who are passionate about:
- improving undergraduate research at UBC;
- developing professional connections with industry and faculty partners; and
- developing meaningful experience in leadership, event management, marketing, design, and scholarly communication.
You do not need research experience to apply. Applications are due March 18, 2018 by 11:59 PM.
Child and Family Research Institute
The Child & Family Research Institute 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.
CFRI Summer Student Research Program
The Child & Family Research Institute’s Summer Student Research Program fosters research awareness and interest in the undergraduate and medical community. Since 1987, the program has provided more than 800 students an opportunity to participate in research projects related to child and family health under the supervision of researchers from the Child & Family Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital & BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre. For more information, visit www.cfri-training.ca/ssrp.
Michel Smith Foundation for Health Rsearch
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), funded by the province of British Columbia, is BC’s health research funding agency. MSFHR helps develop, retain and recruit the talented people whose research improves the health of British Columbians, addresses health system priorities, creates jobs and adds to the knowledge economy.
Inspired by the memory and passion of Nobel Laureate Dr. Michael Smith, the Foundation was created in 2001 by the BC government to build provincial capacity for health research. Since its inception, MSFHR has been a key participant in BC’s health research and life sciences ecosystem. The Foundation works as a trusted partner with government, the health research community and the health system to support better health outcomes through research and its translation into new treatments, cures, practices and solutions.
Through our funding programs, we invest in BC’s best and brightest, building our province’s capacity for world-class research. More than 1,500 MSFHR-funded researchers are active across BC developing new cures and treatments, responding to emerging health issues, and improving the delivery of health care.
We put health research to use to improve BC’s health system by funding and managing projects that target gaps in health research and address provincial priorities. As a respected facilitator, we build connections between researchers, coordinate sharing of resources, and bring together BC’s universities, health authorities, non-profits, and government for health research planning and action.
Find out more about our funding programs, ongoing work and more at www.msfhr.org.
Since our inception in 2007, we have developed a platform of immunomodulators, demonstrated efficacy in a variety of animal models, conducted a compassionate use program of 272 patients with advanced cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and autoimmune arthritis with promising early results, attracted investment from a strong group of long term committed investors, and initiated three clinical trials in Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and lung cancer. We attribute this success to the character, passion, integrity and collaborative efforts of the talented professionals we continue to attract to our team.
Backed by a prestigious group of scientific advisors and board members, Qu Biologics is led by a management team that includes co-founder and CEO Dr. Hal Gunn, a physician and expert on the body’s immune response to chronic disease, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, former CEO of the BC Cancer Agency and a distinguished clinician, scientist and leader in cancer control internationally, and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. David Mullins, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and recognized expert in immune cell trafficking to tumours. For more information, visit www.qubiologics.com and www.quibd.com.
UBC Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
For more than fifty years, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has played an active and important role at UBC and in the greater scientific community. Home to many internationally recognized researchers, work in the department is focused on subjects of great interest to the general public. Researchers in the Department study many important diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease and inflammation. Together with others in the Departments who focus on drug research, they are working to both understand these issues and develop treatments and cures. Other major aspects of the Department’s research focus on developing new antibiotics: this is an urgent priority since resistance to existing drugs is so prevalent around the world. Several members of the Department are working to understand how the function of genes is controlled. The excellence of our research is amply demonstrated by the fact that several members of the Department have been recognized by major research prizes. Visit http://biochem.ubc.ca/ for more information.
UBC Department of Microbiology and Immunology
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia provides a stimulating environment in which to pursue a graduate or undergraduate research program. Our faculty is internationally recognized for contributions in microbiology, molecular biology and immunology. Students will have the opportunity to experience the most up to date molecular approaches to the study of problems in microbiology and immunology. Visit https://microbiology.ubc.ca/ for more information.
Clif Bar and Company started on a bike ride. Our founder, Gary, took a bite of another energy bar and thought to himself: “I could make a better bar than this.” Today, we still want to make things better. Our food. Our company. Even our planet. We’ll keep working on it. Visit http://www.clifbar.ca/ for more information.