Workshops & Special Events

To enhance your training experience, the research institute is offering a number of training workshops and special events specifically designed for summer students.

Know it All: Literature Searching Tips & Tricks

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Finding the best evidence can be a lot of work. Join us to learn some tips and techniques for conducting literature reviews and answering clinical research questions, including the most useful sources of information and effective search techniques. Register early to save your seat and to receive a short survey which will help guide the content of the seminar

Presented by Helen Brown, UBC Reference Librarian. Space is limited, to register email reseduc@bcchr.ca.


Introduction to Statistical Terms and Concepts

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This session will give a basic overview of the following: hypothesis; levels of measurement; causality; flat files and relational databases; descriptive and inferential statistics; parametric and nonparametric statistics and statistical paradoxes.

Presented by Mr. Boris Kuzeljevic, Statistician/Data Manager, Clinical Research Support Unit, BCCHR. Space is limited, to register email reseduc@bcchr.ca.


Introduction to SPSS

Date TBA
This session will give a basic overview of the following; SPSS files, data editor, SPSS output, syntax, data entry, convert, import (data from Excel/Text files), export, save; basic data management and manipulations; restructure, transpose, recode, merge, compute, transformation of variables, aggregate and SPSS and other packages - SAS, STATA, PSPP.  

Presented by Mr. Boris Kuzeljevic, Statistician/Data Manager, Clinical Research Support Unit, BCCHR. Space is limited, to register email  reseduc@bcchr.ca.


Abstract Writing

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Each year students are required to submit an abstract for the student Poster Day but organizing your research into 250-350 words can be difficult. Review the purpose, qualities, guidelines and strategies for writing an effective abstract. 

Presented by the Research & Technology Development Office. Space is limited, to register email reseduc@bcchr.ca.


Introduction to Data Visualization

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This workshop will include: choosing the appropriate chart type; comparing categories; distribution shapes; plotting connections and relationships and the 8 hats of data visualization. Participants are encouraged to bring your own data for discussion after the presentation.

Presented by Dr. Mohamed Elgendi, UBC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ken Lim & Rabab Ward Research Teams. Space is limited, to register email reseduc@bcchr.ca.


Preparing a Scientific Poster

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Each year, the Summer Student Research Program concludes with a student Poster Day. This is an opportunity to showcase all the hard work that you have done throughout the summer! Make your poster the best it can be by learning the tools and techniques of poster presentation. You’ll be surprised at the important content and design features that are essential to a good scientific poster. 

Presented by Dr. Emily Schaeffer, PhD; UBC Postdoctoral Fellow.Space is limited, to register email reseduc@bcchr.ca.


Complex Ideas, Simple Phrases

Date TBA

Research is complicated. Explaining it doesn’t have to be. #elevatorpitch #3MinThesis #mediaengagement #tweetyourthesis. Presented by the Research & Technology Development Office. Space is limited, to register email reseduc@bcchr.ca.


Trainee Social

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Throughout the year social events are scheduled to encourage networking and to give trainees a much needed break from their everyday routine. Summer students are welcome to attend the Trainee Ice Cream Social. Come join your lab for games and treats.


Special Event: Trainee Research Forum

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Summer students are invited to attend the institute’s annual Trainee Research Forum. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical trainees will have posters on display. Students are encouraged to view their posters and speak to them about their research. This is an excellent opportunity for summer students  to learn more about a future in science and research. 

 

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