Geographic Access to Gender-Affirming Care

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About the talk While the extant literature has established the barriers to accessing care that transgender and gender diverse communities face, less attention has been paid to where gender-affirming care is provided and how geographically accessible it is. This talk focuses on a case study modeling access to gender-affirming hormone therapy in Texas, and looks […]

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Data Bites – Best Practices for Organizing File Directories

Online/Virtual Event

Do you struggle with organizing your research materials? This 30-minute workshop highlights practical techniques for directory structure conventions and directory names that will help organize your files in a way that is meaningful to both you and others. Location: ONLINE (A zoom link will be sent to registrants 3 hours before event start.)

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Introduction to the tidyverse R package

Online/Virtual Event

This workshop presents some of the major packages in the tidyverse package in R. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Know what tidyverse is. Understand the uses of data manipulation packages. Have an idea of where to start looking for answers when manipulating your data. The workshop is one hour, […]

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[IN-PERSON] Alumni Office Hours with Dr. Shannon Russell – Senior Scientist @ BCCDC | From Petri Dish to Public Health Response: The Career Path of a Scientist Turned Public Health Microbiologist

Brock Hall 1874 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The UBC Career Centre is excited to bring you a mentorship and networking opportunity to connect with UBC alum, Dr. Shannon Russell. This event is open to all students and alumni. Please prepare one question for Shannon's Office Hour and email it to: connie.huang@ubc.ca. You will also be given an opportunity to ask your questions during […]

John P. Bell Global Indigenous Rights Lecture 2024 – Dr. Kyle Whyte: Indigenous Climate Action at the Speed of Consent

First Nations Longhouse 1985 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Hosted by the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies at the First Nations Longhouse on UBC Campus, the 5th John P. Bell Global Indigenous Rights Lecture will feature speaker Dr. Kyle Whyte sharing on "Indigenous Climate Action at the Speed of Consent." Doors open at 5:30PM with Dr. Whyte speaking from 6PM - 7PM with a […]

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Using Zotero for Citation Management

Online/Virtual Event

Everyone who is using Zotero or thinks they might like to use Zotero is welcome at this workshop. During this session, participants will: Learn the best ways to use Zotero to keep all of your citations in order throughout your research; Gain tips and tricks to get the most out of Zotero  and your citation management tracking […]

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Introduction to Machine Learning: Neural Networks

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In this workshop, participants will dive into the fascinating world of neural networks. Neural networks have emerged as powerful models for solving complex and nonlinear problems. This workshop begins with an introduction to neural networks, covering their architecture, activation functions, and training algorithms. Participants will gain insights into how neural networks can effectively capture and […]

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Knowledge Circles 知識界 in Colonial Hong Kong 1945-1997: From Offshore Publics to Civic Communities

C. K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Speaker: Prof. Sebastian Veg, School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris Monday, 11 March 2024, 17:30-19:00 PDT Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, UBC 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada Map | Parking Join us for this in-person talk by Prof. Sebastian Veg, Professor of Intellectual History of 20th Century China at […]

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Introduction to Large Language Models (LLMs)

Online/Virtual Event

This workshop focuses on Large Language Models (LLM) to provide participants with a foundational understanding of LLM, their working, and how to fine-tune a pre-trained LLM for your own data. In this workshop, we will use cloud-based platforms, so you don’t need to have Python installed. Please make sure that you have a Google Colaboratory […]

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Placebo and the ethics of deception in brain research and clinical care

UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The placebo effect is powerful in many neurological and psychiatric disorders and clinical trials often use placebos when developing and testing new treatments. Some people question the ethics of including a placebo group in research, while others would argue that to not do so is ethically fraught. In some cases, estimating the placebo effect and […]

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Loops and conditional statements in R

Online/Virtual Event

This workshop will focus on tools (mostly in base R) to perform customized operations in R including looping, nested looping, and conditional statements. This workshop is intended to expand the capabilities of R users with moderate experience of the language/software. The workshop is one hour, followed by an optional 30 minute practice period to reinforce […]

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Introduction to Machine Learning: Regression Models

Online/Virtual Event

This workshop focuses on regression models to provide participants with a foundational understanding of machine learning concepts, techniques, and tools used for linear and nonlinear regression. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, participants will gain practical experience with regression algorithms, one of the most popular machine-learning techniques. The workshop begins with an overview […]

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