How to Prepare for Academic Conferences

Following up on David’s great article on why you should attend conferences, I will be focusing on how to choose which conferences to attend and how to prepare for them. If you are hoping to go to a conference, first discuss with your supervisor about which ones they think are appropriate. If they give you

Continue Reading

David He, Science Star & Music Enthusiast

Our July 2018 Spotlight features David He, an avid undergraduate researcher, and a University of Alberta undergraduate student pursuing a BSc in cell biology. Previously, David won the Alberta Regional Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge, and won a gold medal at the Canada Wide Science Fair. Beyond science and academics, David also plays the piano and the

Continue Reading

Hands-on STEM Education: An Interview with the McGill iGEM Team

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is an annual synthetic biology event that brings together teams from around the world to showcase innovative genetically engineered systems. Recently, we interviewed McGill University’s iGEM representatives, which comprise Liem Dam, Sarah Wu, Frank Zhang, Xinwen Zhu, Alex Paun, Peter Zacharidis, Chris Rafiaa, Emma Jameson, and Michael Byun.

Continue Reading

Why You Should Attend Academic Conferences

The word “research” often conjures up many different images in people’s minds – a scientist in a white lab coat and goggles carefully holding a test tube and a beaker, a caffeinated and sleep-deprived student hunched over in front of a computer, or an adventurous scientist in a hard hat and high-visibility jacket sampling the

Continue Reading

An Interview with Niki Oveisi, UBC Science Leader

Our October Leader in the Spotlight features Niki Oveisi, a UBC Honours Biology student who is a driven leader in the community. In addition to co-founding the Smiles Without Limits Foundation, Niki serves as an editor for the STEM Fellowship Journal, and Managing Director of External Communications and Chair Member for the World Awareness Initiative,

Continue Reading

Tackling New Year’s Resolutions with Exceptional Canadian Youth

January is a time of optimism- we clarify our goals, renew our desire for learning and further our evolution to our best selves. At the NSN, we believe that resolutions can provide the framework for the changes we aspire to. So, in the spirit of self-improvement, we asked some of our National Young Leader mentors and

Continue Reading

Mohammad Hossein Asadi Lari, STEM Advocate & Research Superstar

Our October Leader in the Spotlight is Mohammad Hossein Asadi Lari, an accomplished third year student in the Honours Cellular, Anatomical, and Physiological Sciences program at UBC. Through various initiatives, Mohammad shares his passion for science and research. Mohammad is a founding member of the STEM Fellowship, a youth-run non-profit organization that aims to enhance

Continue Reading

How to Prepare for Law School During Your Undergrad

Throughout my first year of law school, I noticed how different it was from my undergrad in the arts and realized that I would have benefited from earlier preparation in a few key areas. If you are interested in attending law school, you can prepare by working on certain skills in your undergrad. While some

Continue Reading

Jacqueline Siu, Research Wunderkind & Community Catalyst

Our July 2016 Leader in the Spotlight features Jacqueline Siu, a new UBC BSc Honours Microbiology & Immunology graduate who will be pursuing a PhD in Transplantation Immunology at the University of Cambridge on a full scholarship. At UBC, Jacqueline was President of Shine On Music, which offers free music lessons to inner city students,

Continue Reading

Career Profile: Justin Ruppel, Lab Manager & Musician

Recently, we interviewed Justin Ruppel, a lab manager and research assistant at the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Toronto and a musician, who has performed around Toronto and toured North America. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology at the University of Toronto, he worked in labs at Mount Sinai Hospital, The

Continue Reading