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,

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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

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Yany Siek, Political Science Enthusiast and Budding Researcher

Our March Leader in the Spotlight features Yany Siek, a fourth year University of Alberta Honours Political Science student with a passion for research, international affairs and Canadian politics. In addition to juggling an honours thesis in international security and China-US relations, Yany works at the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights as

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Why You Should Try Undergraduate Research

Research and university come hand in hand for graduate students and faculty members, but did you know undergraduates of all disciplines from music to genetics to literature can conduct their own meaningful research project? Undergraduate research goes beyond the stereotypical science laboratory and can include fields such as public health policy, archeology, physics, and engineering. Even

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How to Make the Most of Your Science Degree

September brings a clean slate to achieve our goals, whether they are geared towards academics, personal and professional development, or extracurriculars. Make the most of your science degree with tips from four of our National Young Leaders! Good luck! 1. Take non-science courses.  My advice to a new science student is to create breadth in your

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Introducing our Back-to-School Advice Series

A few months, in a 400 level psychology class, I overheard two classmates discussing the paper that had been assigned. One classmate sighed,”The writing is fine but the citations are just the worst! I’m colour coding like 20 references and it’s hard to keep track of which one is what.” Her friend agreed,”I totally understand!

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Dr. Adetola Adesida, Professor with an Uncommon Dedication to Stem Cell Research

Stem cells have the wondrous potential of developing into different types of cells. In many tissues and organs, stem cells can differentiate into more specialized cells, such as red blood cells or skin cells. As such, stem cells hold promise in repairing damaged tissue and represent hope for cures to a number of conditions, including

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6 Smart & Productive Ways to Spend Your Summer

With the winter semester completed, many undergraduate students are left with a simple question that is often difficult to answer – What do I do this summer? Unlike high school where summer spans 2 months from late June to August, the official summer semester at most universities can begin as early as mid-April and run

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Which Canadian University Should You Attend?

Over the course of March and April, the NSN has shared what makes various Canadian universities unique through our Why U series. From the east coast to the west, we have a wealth of outstanding universities dedicated to helping students learn and achieve their goals. Our contributors have noted the fantastic support that they receive

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Leader in the Spotlight: Cody Lo, Undergraduate Researcher Phenom & Science Advocate

Our April 2015 Leader in the Spotlight is Cody Lo, a third year UBC pharmacology student with extensive research experience.  Cody has held 5 research assistant positions, presented 5 posters, and authored 2 upcoming peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, Cody has won the UBC Science Case competition twice and is heavily involved on campus. He serves as

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