Upcoming Schedule

The TGIF seminar series takes place 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m on Fridays (September-May) in Room 2108 at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (Map). Please note video conferencing is not available. 

Interested in presenting? Would you like to nominate a member of the research community or visiting faculty member to present? Contact reseduc@bcchr.ca for details.

The purpose of TGIF is to provide the research community with an opportunity to present and discuss the latest developments in research and methodology in a welcoming and interactive setting. Speakers are selected based on their ability to promote research excellent on the Oak Street


2017 - 2018 Schedule

The schedule below is subject to change. To receive notification on the latest TGIF updates contact reseduc@bcchr.ca.

 Friday, November 10
  Special Event: UBC CELLS Seminar Series, presented by the Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program
**Session will be moved to 4:00 p.m- 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend**
 Friday, November 17
  Gabriela V. Cohen Freue, Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Statistics
Mohamed Bedaiwy, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Division Head and Professor, UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
 Friday, November 24   Bahaa Abu Raya, UBC Clinician-Scientist, Sadarangani Research Team  
Jaime Guzman, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital;  Staff Rheumatologist, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Department of Pediatrics
 Friday, December 1   Phillip Richmond, UBC Graduate Student, Wasserman Research Team
Thyrza May Toledo, UBC Graduate Student, Biobank
 Friday, January 12   Isabelle Aubert, Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
 Friday, January 19   Special Event: UBC Public Scholars Initiative, presented by:
Serbulent Turan, UBC Public Scholarship Coordinator
Stephanie Glegg, UBC Graduate Student, Holsti Research Team
Andrea Johnson, UBC Graduate Student
 Friday, January 26   Sarah Goodman, UBC Graduate Student, Kobor Research Team
Brain, Behaviour & Devleopment Theme Update, presented by:
Evelyn Stewart, Investigator and BB&D Theme Lead, BC Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Division of Clinical and Behavioural Neurosciences, UBC Department of Psychiatry
 Friday, February 2   Lindsay Richter, UBC Graduate Student, Lisonkova Research Team & Ting Research Team
Peter C.K. Leung, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital;  Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UBC
 Friday, February 9   Chaini Konwar, UBC Graduate Student, Robinson Research Team
 Friday, February 23   Lisa Decotret, UBC Graduate Student, BC Cancer Research Centre
Kevin Tsai, UBC Graduate Student, Priatel Research Team
 Friday, March 2   Special Event: UBC CELLS Seminar Series, presented by the Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program 
**Session will be moved to 4:00 p.m- 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend**
 Friday, March 9   Austin Taylor, UBC Graduate Student, B. Verchere Research Team
Julie Bettinger, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital and Vaccine Evaluation Center; Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, UBC
 Friday, March 16   Clara Rubincam, Postdoctoral Fellow, Vaccine Evaluation Center and Bettinger Research Team
Devon Greyson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Vaccine Evaluation Center and Bettinger Research Team
 Friday, March 23   Jennet Baltayeva, UBC Graduate Student, Beristain Research Team
David Ko, Core Technologies Manager, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
 Friday, April 6   Sumaiya Islam, UBC Graduate Student, Kobor Research Team
Nadine Provençal, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU
 Friday, April 13   Sarka Lisonkova, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UBC
Chinten James Lim, Investigator, Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program, BC Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC
 Friday, April 20   Katie MacDonald, UBC Graduate Student, Levings Research Team
Jennifer Coelho, Investigator and Psychologist, Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children & Adolescents, BC Children's Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC
 Friday, April 27   Lorenz Nierves, UBC Graduate Student, Lange Research Team
Deborah Giaschi, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Director of Operations, BC Children's Hospital MRI Research Facility; Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UBC
 Friday, May 4   Emma Graham, UBC Graduate Student, Mostafavi Research Team
Kevan Jacobson, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital;  Head and Clinical Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, UBC