VanBUG Bioinformatics Seminar

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VanBUG Bioinformatics Seminar   Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2023 Time: 6:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM (Pacific Time) Our seminar is ~1.5 hour long followed by networking over light refreshments. If you are interested in attending this seminar, please fill out our RSVP form. Location: Cullen Family Lecture Theatre (Room 1477) * Providence Building, Level 1 St. Paul's Hospital […]

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Migration, stress, and animal health: Using movement ecology to support conservation for narwhal and other marine mammals in the Arctic

Online/Virtual Event

Speaker: Dr. Courtney Shuert Postdoctoral Fellow, IOF’s Statistical Ecology Research Group & Fisheries and Oceans Canada The compounding and accelerating effects of climate change are rapidly altering the environment that animals experience. While every animal may experience stress throughout their life-history, alterations to the physical and biotic environment, soundscape, and phenological cues can increase stress […]

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It Starts With Us: Contextualizing and Educating about the Holocaust

Online/Virtual Event

In commemoration of the upcoming International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join us on Wednesday, January 25th 2023 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM PST for “It Starts With Us: Contextualizing and Educating about the Holocaust“. This event will feature introductory remarks by Executive Director of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC), Nina Krieger, a historical overview by historian and Professor Chris […]

Completing the Circle: A Path Towards Nutrient Circularity in Food Systems

Online/Virtual Event

Can we achieve balance in the nutrient cycle? In an ideal world the nutrients in soil, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, flow through the entire food system, growing into plants, which animals and humans eat, and eventually those same nutrients return back to the soil, beginning the cycle once again. But in our food system, […]

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Purposeful, accountable, and patient-informed: Rethinking measurement practices in health services research

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Skye Barbic, PhD, MSc, BSc (OT), BSc Scientist, CHÉOS Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, UBC Purposeful, accountable, and patient-informed: Rethinking measurement practices in health services research Reliable and valid quantification of clinical outcomes is critical for health services research, clinical practice, and policy making. In health services research, there is a […]

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The Anthropocene Ocean: challenges and prospects for ocean sustainability

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Speaker: Dr. Jean-Baptiste Jouffray Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University Humans have become a dominant force of planetary change. This epoch, referred to as the Anthropocene, implies profound alterations to the Earth’s marine and terrestrial ecosystems upon which so many people depend. The prospect of an era of blue growth, in particular, poses unprecedented sustainability and […]

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What You Need to Know about Health Screening (Chronic Disease Webinar in Panjabi)

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia

Chronic Disease Webinar: What You Need to Know about Health Screening Free Webinar, Delivered in Panjabi Presented by: Dr. Madhu Jawanda, Family Physician In this session participants will learn about: The importance of routine health screenings for chronic disease management and prevention (e.g., blood pressure, cholesterol/lipid, blood sugar, kidney/liver function) How to monitor key vital […]

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Policy Communications Workshop (Sciences)

Liu Institute for Global Issues 6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia

Professor Heidi Tworek and KJ Sharan will lead a 90 minute hybrid workshop on the different strategies of policy communication and how to use communication as an advocacy tool. We will work on communicating your research to a diverse set of policy audiences. We will discuss how to create and disseminate effective, inclusive, and powerful […]

Marine Heatwave-Driven Transformation of Coral Reef Ecosystems

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia

Speaker: Dr. Julia K. Baum Professor and President’s Chair, Ocean Ecology and Global Change, University of Victoria Climate change-amplified marine heatwaves now pose an imminent threat to the world’s tropical coral reefs. On almost all coral reefs, however, climate change is superimposed on a suite of local anthropogenic stressors, and available evidence suggests that these […]

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