Lab begins open research blog to examine the interplay between impressions of science and impressions of creativity.

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Working with Marie-Claire Shanahan from the University of Calgary, the lab is currently working on a grant proposal that aims to study children’s impressions around concepts of creativity and science. The general idea (or gist) of the research is summarized as follows: Science is a creative endeavor. This is obvious…

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Michael Smith Laboratories: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY WORKSHOP, June 10th to 14th, 2013. Registration now open.

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(Click here to download pdf poster) To inquire about registration, please contact Dr. David Ng at db@interchange.ubc.ca Note that all registration fees are put towards our lab’s numerous science outreach programs. (1) ONE WEEK VERSION Dates: June 10th to June 14th, 2013 (5 days: Monday to Friday) Price: CAN$1400 (does not include…

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MOST EXCEPTIONAL ESCAPADES IN SCIENCE 2013

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The Fifth Anniversary Edition of our “MOST EXCEPTIONAL ESCAPADES IN SCIENCE” High School Student Conference will be held on Friday March 8th, 2013. Attending this event is FREE, but registration is required. You can sign up online, by clicking here. Conference sign-in opens at 8:30am, with the program starting at…

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PRESS RELEASE: UBC researchers seek to engage students in STEM careers with science outreach toolkit

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Outreach programs that offer a taste of real-world science and pair secondary students with enthusiastic young researchers are key to promoting careers in science and technology, according to University of British Columbia researchers. In a paper published this week in PLoS Computational Biology, UBC researchers document their work on the Genomics…

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Here and there…

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Don’t usually publicize these things, but I (David) will be giving a few talks in the next little while that should be fun (as is tradition, I promise to insert a little Chewbacca into all of these talks). In particular, I’ll be in New York for a few days, and…

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