Interview with Angelina Ge, Community Leader

Our first Spotlight of 2019 features Angelina Ge, a first year science student at the University of British Columbia, who also serves as an NSN Regional Ambassador. A recipient of the Burnaby Youth Citizenship Award, Angelina has served as an executive on numerous committees, including the director of the Sleep Tight club. In our interview,

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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,

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How to Pursue a Biotech Startup as an Undergraduate

You often hear about university students pursuing entrepreneurial or start-up ventures in fields such as computer science or commerce. However, increasingly there is a huge focus on start up companies in the life sciences or biotech industry! During your undergraduate degree you may even realize that you have an idea you’d like to pursue as

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Michelle Ly, Pharmacy Disciple and Healthy Living Devotee

We’re excited to feature our National Young Leader, Michelle Ly, in our August 2016 Leader in the Spotlight. Having developed an initial interest in pharmacy, Michelle has worked as a volunteer and as a pharmacy assistant in various pharmacies. She is entering her first year of the PharmD program at UBC. Aside from academics, Michelle

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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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Goutham Jaini, Pharmacy Superstar & Avid Volunteer

Our February Spotlight features Goutham Jaini, a second year pharmacy student at the University of British Columbia, and a dedicated community volunteer. In addition to rigorous studies in the competitive BSc Pharmacy program, he is an avid explorer of the health care system, as seen through his many volunteer roles, including ones as an Emergency

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Jason Liu, UBC Commerce Star & Extreme Sports Enthusiast

Our first Spotlight of 2016 features Jason Liu, a first year Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) student at the University of British Columbia. Jason holds some leadership positions within the UBC campus, including Vice President Internal at the Unlimited Dance Club, and Sports and Recreation Director at UBC Heart and Stroke Foundation Club. In addition to being

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A Day in the Life of a PharmD Student

Hi everyone! My name is Marzena and I am in my 3rd year of studies at the University of British Columbia, and currently in my 1st year of pharmacy school. Since pharmacy is quite a popular career choice for many undergraduate science students, I have been getting a lot of questions about admissions and life

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Kavi Ratnaweera: Humanitarian & Medical Laboratory Science Aficionado

Our September Leader in the Spotlight features Kavi Ratnaweera, a second year Medical Laboratory Science student at UBC. Recently, he helped fundraise $135 000 for Help, Learn & Discover and went on a volunteer trip to Ecuador to build 21 homes. In addition to being an active member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Kavi

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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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