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

Wednesday, June 6 | 12:30 - 1:30pm | Computer Room (SHY)
Friday, July 6 | 2:30 - 3:30pm | Computer Room (SHY)
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

Wednesday, June 13 | 12:00 - 1:00pm | Room 3113 (BCCHR)
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

Wednesday, June 20 | 12:00 - 1:00pm | Room 2108 (BCCHR)
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

Wednesday, June 27 | 12:00 - 1:00pm | Room 2108 (BCCHR)
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.


Preparing a Scientific Poster

Wednesday, July 11 | 12:00 - 1:00pm | Room 2108 (BCCHR)

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. 

Space is limited, to register email reseduc@bcchr.ca.


Complex Ideas, Simple Phrases

Wednesday, July 4 | 12:00 - 1:00pm | Room 2108 (BCCHR)

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 & Student Summer Social

Friday, July 13 | 1:00 - 2:00pm | Patio (BCCHR)
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.

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