Summer Studentship Program 2022

Welcome to the Summer Studentship Program 2022! Here you will find information on upcoming events, program FAQs, CBR Research Day, and learn more about your cohort.

 

Questions? Contact Dr. Parvin Bolourani, Education Program Manager (parvin@mail.ubc.ca).

 

Please note:

  • All bolded events are mandatory components for the Summer Studentship Program; optional events of interest may be added below as they become available.
  • Times are in PT.
  • Events are intended for summer students in the program; event attendance will not be open to the public.

During the program, students will work on a defined research project with a UBC supervisor, participate in professional development programming, and present their research at our CBR Research Day.

You will benefit from research skill workshops, career development seminars, complementary social events and more, all while expanding your knowledge and experience in active research. To make sure that all students can get the most out of this year’s program, all events and workshops will be available in a hybrid virtual and in-person format except for the Career Panel which will be strictly virtual.

Please carefully read the program expectations and review the schedule below. Make sure you lock these dates and times into your calendar so that you can guarantee your attendance. Interacting with speakers, networking with other students, and asking questions directly is the best way to get the most out of these sessions.

Summer Studentship holders:

  • Are required to participate in a presentation of their work or work-in-progress at the CBR Research Day (August 16, 2022; anticipated to be held in-person at the Life Sciences Centre).
  • Are required to participate in all mandatory summer studentship events, as per the Award Conditions in the application. All events and workshops will be available in a hybrid virtual and in-person format except for the Career Panel which will be strictly virtual.
  • Are required to submit a written report that includes a summary of their research project, a reflection of their Program experience, and an assessment of the overall Program. This report should be sent to the CBR Education Program Manager before Friday August 26, 2022.
  • Are required to complete an end-of-program online survey before Friday August 26, 2022.
  • Are NOT eligible to hold both a CBR Summer Studentship and any other funding (e.g., NSERC URSA) during the CBR Summer Studentship funding period (May to August).
  • The CBR should be acknowledged in publications and presentations of work arising from this award.

 

  • May
    • May 10 | 10am - 11am | Welcome Orientation
    • May 25 | 10am - 11am | Time Management
  • June
    • June 29 | 10am - 11am | Critical Evaluation of Research Studies
    • July 13 | 10am - 11am | Building your Career
  • July
    • July 27 | 10am - 11:30am | Career Exploration Panel
  • August
    • August 4 | 10am - 11am | Presentation Skills
    • August 16 | 12pm - 7pm | CBR Research Day

Please note: Events are intended for summer students in the program; event attendance will not be open to the public.

 

Welcome Orientation (May 10th, 10am)
The welcome orientation! Kick off the new program, meet your peers, and learn more about what's in store for your summer programming.

WHEN: May 10 | 10:00am PT
WHERE: Life Sciences Institute | Room LSC 1003

 

Time and Project Management (May 25th, 10am)
Identify how you currently spend your time and how you would like to better manage it. The session will focus on effective time management strategies that you can personalize to fit your values, priorities, and lifestyle.

WHEN: May 25 | 10:00am PT
WHERE: Life Sciences Institute | Room LSC 1003

 

Critical Evaluation of Research Studies (June 29th, 10am)
Assessing published research, as well as your own work, requires the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills to critique. There’s an ongoing reciprocal relationship between these two processes that shape what we believe to be true, or our best explanations of reality. Prof. Jenna Usprech will give you fundamental skills that will underpin the effective application of experimentation and design for a career in science and engineering.

WHEN: June 29 | 10:00am PT
WHERE: Life Sciences Institute | Room LSC 1003

 

Building your Career (July 13th, 10am)
Marketing yourself effectively; creating a strong application: CV and cover letter basics; interview prep and best practices.

WHEN: July 13 | 10:00am PT

 

Career Exploration Panel (July 27th, 10am)
Meet and network with professionals in academia, healthcare, and industry, learn about their career paths, and hear their advice on career development.

WHEN: July 27 | 10:00am PT
WHERE: VIRTUAL

 

Effective Presentation Skills (August 4th, 10am)
Delivered as a seminar focussing on oral, graphical and written forms of communication, this session aims to give you some familiarity with theory and practical techniques of communication.

WHEN: August 4 | 10:00am PT

 

CBR Research Day (August 16th)
CBR Research Day is an opportunity for students to showcase their summer research projects, hear a thought-provoking keynote talk, and celebrate the end of the Summer Studentship Program!

WHEN: August 16 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm PT
WHERE: Life Sciences Institute | Room LSC 1003 & West Atrium
REGISTER HERE

Email Dr. Parvin Bolourani, Education Program Manager (parvin@mail.ubc.ca).

Yes, please register for Research Day so we can have accurate numbers for attendance and food ordering.

No, you do not need to present everything that you’ve done over the summer. We’re looking for quality of storytelling over quantity of data! Remember to think about the key message(s) that you'd like your audience to take away from your presentation, and don't overwhelm the audience with data overload. If you’d like, you could verbally mention that you’ve worked on a number of projects over the summer, but for this event, you’re going to focus on one specific project.

It’s okay to not have any results for your project—that’s part of the research process! Keep in mind that your Research Day presentation is not about showing how much data you have, but sharing your research project as a compelling story. Think about the key message(s) that you'd like your audience to take away from your presentation.

Want to get to know your fellow summer students? Curious about their research? Learn more about them!

Download the student profiles (PDF, last updated May 19).

Learn about summer students who are part of the SBME Synergy program.

Date: Tuesday August 16, 2022 | 12pm – 7pm

Location: West Atrium & LSC 3 | Life Sciences Centre (LSC), 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC

Registration Deadline: Tuesday August 9, 2022, at 11:59PM

REGISTER HERE

CBR Research Day is an opportunity for students to showcase their summer research projects, hear an inspirational keynote talk, and celebrate the end of the CBR Summer Studentship Program.

The event provides an excellent opportunity for students to practice their presentation skills in front of an audience, and share their work with their peers and other labs. Students will have the opportunity to present their summer work through short talks and a poster presentation.*

*CBR Summer Students are required to register for and attend this event.

 

Learn more and view draft program.