Summer Studentship Program 2023

Welcome to the CBR Summer Studentship

Program 2023!


Here you will find information on upcoming events, program FAQs, CBR Research Day, and learn more about your cohort.

More information on the Program will be added as it becomes available.


* Competition for the 2023 Program is now closed. Download the 2023 CBR Summer Studentship Application form here.

Welcome to the Summer Studentship Program 2023! 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 are in-person format except for the Career Panel which will be hybrid.

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 9, 2023; 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 in-person format, if different then will be communicated.
  • 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 25, 2023.
  • Are required to complete an end-of-program online survey before Friday August 25, 2023.
  • 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 9 | 12pm - 1:00am | Welcome Orientation
    • May 25 | 10am - 11:30am | CV & Resume
  • June
    • June 7 | 1pm - 5:00pm | Career Day
    • June 15 | 10am - 11:30am | Lay summaries: writing workshop session
    • June 29 | 10am - 11:30am | Interviewing for Jobs & Graduate Programs
  • July
    • July 13 | 10am - 11:30am | Academic Oral Presentations: Presenting as a Scholar
    • July 20 | 10am - 11:30am | Facilities tour
  • August
    • August 3 | 10am - 11:30am | Presentation Skills & Practice
    • August 9 | 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 9th, 12pm)
The welcome orientation! Kick off the new program, meet your peers, have lunch and learn more about what's in store for your summer programming.

WHEN: May 9 | 12:00pm PT Welcome Orientation
WHERE: Life Sciences Institute | 4th Floor Pod

CV & Resume (May 25th, 10am)
This session will cover the difference between academic CVs, and industry/non-academic style resumes. We will also cover tips on how to begin to build these documents, and demonstrate your accomplishments.

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

Career Day (June 7th, 1:30pm)
Meet and network with professionals in academia, healthcare, and industry, learn about their career paths, and hear their advice on career development.

WHEN: June 7 | 1:30pm PT
WHERE: Career Day-Registration

Lay Summaries: Going Public With Your Research (June 15th, 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 15 | 10:00am PT
WHERE: Life Sciences Institute | Room LSC 1003

Interviewing for Jobs & Graduate Programs (June 29th, 10am)
This session will cover common questions that may be asked during interviews for jobs and professional/graduate programs. We will also cover best practices for answering questions effectively, and tips on how to prepare.

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

Academic Oral Presentations: Presenting as a Scholar (July 13th, 10am)
We invite you to re-think academic oral presentations as part of the research process, where we join the scholarly conversation, receive feedback, and fine-tune our research. Through analyzing two example academic oral presentations, we will delve into essential elements for an academic oral presentation and strategies for effective communication.

WHEN: July 13 | 10:00am PT
WHERE: Life Sciences Institute | Room LSC 1003

netCAD Facility tour (July 20th, 10am)
 
Effective Presentation-practice (August 3th, 10am)

During this practical session, you will be practicing your talk for Research Day, and receiving feedback from the facilitators and your peers.

WHEN: August 3 | 10:00am PT
WHERE: Life Sciences Institute | Room LSC 1003

CBR Research Day (August 9h)
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 9 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm PT
WHERE: Life Sciences Institute | Room LSC 1003 & West Atrium

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!

 

 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.*

More information will be included as it becomes available.

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