TGIF is the research community's signature seminar series. Every week, this event brings together established investigators and up-and-coming trainees from across the Oak Street campus to share their research findings, exchange ideas and foster collaboration.

This weekly series is hosted by CMMTBC Children's Hospital Research InstituteUBC and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and is organized by co-chairs Dr. Sara Mostafavi and Dr. Alexander Beristain, with the support of our Research Education team.  

Friday, April 20 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Room 2108

Optimization of thymus-derived regulatory T cell culture for cell therapy. Katie MacDonald, UBC Graduate Student, Levings Research Team

Pediatric eating disorders: Applying research to improve clinical practice. Dr. Jennifer Coelho, Investigator and Psychologist, Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children & Adolescents, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC

TGIF is accredited as a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) 

as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the 
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions regarding individual speakers or the TGIF Seminar Series please email