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Friday, April 3, 2020

  Students make significant contribution toward getting their degree and we recognize how challenging this time must be. During these unexpected changes, money can be especially hard to balance with everything else going on.   The Government of British Columbia and UBC are providing various forms of financial support for students in need.    Province of BC   Starting March 30, 2020 – BC student loan payments are automatically frozen for six months (until September 2020).    The Province of British Columbia has also... Read More

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Change can be an uncomfortable experience – especially when it's completely out of our control. And with everything going on right now, the world can seem like an overwhelming and scary place. But it’s because of scientists and researchers (like yourself) that hope for a brighter future can exist in times of uncertainty – as well as the hardworking health care workers, first responders, people in essential services, food delivery services and grocery store employees to name a few! We hope you are all safe and know that you are not alone. There's a community of... Read More

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

There are some things in life that often seem impossible while in the midst of doing it all: teaching a complicated subject, finding the right career that supports your research goals, and balancing your life, career and family. But Elitza Tocheva shares that no matter where you end up in your career, you never stop learning. That as a scientist, there’s always places to go and change throughout your career. And for every journey to get somewhere, there are many more destinations to choose from. For right now, Tocheva feels fortunate to be a member of the Department... Read More

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Every year, UBC’s Faculty of Science Excellence in Service Awards recognizes the staff, students and faculty whose service contributions have had a significant positive impact in achieving the faculty’s mission.   A maximum of 6 staff, 2 faculty and 2 student awards are honoured each year for their dedication to nurture an exceptional scientific learning and research environment for the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. For 2019, two of those awards went to members in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.   Sarah Woodward, a PhD... Read More

Friday, January 31, 2020

When asked how she became a science researcher, Isobel Mouat expressed her outright love of science – learning it, researching it and talking about it, especially with other people. After moving from Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Toronto to pursue her undergraduate degree in molecular biology, Mouat moved to Vancouver to begin her PhD in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology where she could do just that – learn, research and talk about science with other people who experienced a similar passion. Mouat didn’t exactly know what becoming a researcher was going... Read More