Professional Development

The CBR offers a range of stimulating educational symposia, workshops and seminars to enhance our members’ knowledge. We also provide cutting-edge career development opportunities for our trainees.


Important Dates & Resources:

NSERC Doctoral and Postdoctoral Scholarships & Fellowships Program Application Tutorials 2022

NSERC has released a series of instructional videos to assist graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with their applications for the upcoming CGS D/ PGS D and PDF award competitions (available in English and French). Trainees are encouraged to review these materials if applying for these competitions.


Events & Activities:

2022 Events:

2021 Events:

  • Career “Ask Me Anything” Café Series:
    • Scientific journal editing with Dr. Francois Mayer
    • Learning solutions consulting with Dr. Michelle Mendonca
    • Medical advising with Dr. Derek Clouthier
    • Faculty job search + preparing for an interview with Dr. Maria Tokuyama | Slides
    • Medical affairs with Dr. Rodgoun Attarian
  • Networking: Mythbusting and Strategies
  • SciCATs “From Blah to Blog: Editing Tips to Enhance Your Science Writing” workshop | Recording
  • SciCATs “From Process to Practice: Edit-a-thon” workshop
  • Finding Resilience learning session | Slides
  • Faculty of Medicine Career Day
  • CBR-SBME Summer Studentship Program:
    • Lay Summary Writing Skills Workshop
    • Practicing Effective Presentation Skills workshop
    • Design Your Life workshop | Slides
    • Time Management workshop | Handout
    • Career Exploration Panel | BookletRecording
  • Lay Science Writing Competition 2021

2020 Events:

  • Faculty of Medicine Career Week
  • Conflict Engagement Workshops:
    • Dealing with Impostor Syndrome
    • Having Difficult Conversations | Read about it
  • CBR-SBME Summer Studentship Program:
    • Lay Summary Writing Workshop
    • Effective Presentation Skills: Giving a Great Online Presentation
    • Effective Presentation Skills: Build a Better Research Talk
    • Practicing Effective Presentation Skills
  • Career “Ask Me Anything” Café Series:
    • Data Science with Dr. Kasey Hemington
    • Science Policy with Dr. Jennifer Rowland
    • Research Engagement with Dr. Naadiya Carrim
  • Picture a Scientist film screening & “EDI in STEM: A Conversation” panel discussion
  • Twitter Science Communication Workshop (for our Twitter Research Showcase as part of our 2020 Norman Bethune Symposium)
  • SciCATs “From Blah to Blog” editing workshop

2019 Events:

  • Negotiation Workshop
  • Social Media for Scientists Workshop
  • Writing Boot Camp
  • Critical Evaluation of Research Studies Workshop
  • Career Night: Read about it
  • NetCAD Tour
  • CBR-SBME Summer Studentship Program:
    • Lay Science Writing
    • Effective Presentation Skills Overview
    • Practicing Effective Presentation Skills
  • UBC Centre for Comparative Medicine Tour
  • AbCellera Tour: Read about it
  • Conflict Theatre Seminar
  • BCCDC Tour
  • Genome Sciences Tour
  • Bayer on UBC Campus: Networking breakfast; Lunch and learn

2018 Events:

2017 Events

  • “When Arts Meets Science” Symposium
  • STEMCELL Technologies Tour
  • UBC Office of the Ombudsperson for Student Presentation
  • Pitch Your Science–3 Minute Thesis Workshop
  • UBC Centre for Comparative Medicine Tour
  • NetCAD Tour | Read about it
  • Canadian Blood Services Tour
  • Critical Evaluation of Research Studies Workshop
  • Project Management in the Lab Workshop
  • Effective Presentation Skills Workshop
  • Career Ladder Program

2016 Events:

2015 Events:

2014 Events:

  • PDF Career Night | Read about it
  • “How to Get Your Paper Published” workshop