I’ve Graduated – Now What?!

The time has come. The moment that once seemed so far off – that particular time in which you thought you would have all of your goals and priorities laid out and would know the exact direction to pursue for the rest of your life. College graduation. You’ve finished at least seventeen years of primary

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3 Simple Productivity Tips to Ace Midterm Season

When midterms arrive, many students make resolutions to ideally better themselves, whether that be academically or non-academically. One common goal is to be more productive, in both aspects. However, much like New Year’s resolutions, it is easy to fail in mere days or weeks, which is why it is important to be disciplined and persistent.

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Summer Research Position

Congratulations on acquiring an undergraduate summer research position! Paid or unpaid, this can be a great chance to explore what academic research is like and acquire skills both at the bench and beyond. In this article, I will primarily address how those in experimental life sciences can make the most of their summer; however, many

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Advice from 56 Paper Clips Co-Founder & Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Tobias Carryer

Recently, I had a chance to chat with Tobias Carryer, an ambitious high school student from South Surrey, BC and winner of Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 award. With a vision of empowering teens and helping them discover opportunities, Tobias founded 56 Paper Clips. In our interview, he describes 56 Paper Clips’ initiatives and shares

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5 Ways to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research provides students the opportunity to investigate almost any research questions they may have, provided that their topic of interest is relevant to the pre-existing research studies already being conducted at their university. Research questions can be as simple as “Why can’t we remember events that occurred in our lives when we were 1

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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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The Merits of Failure

You can always rely on change to present itself in your life. Right when you get comfortable in one role, for example, as a high school student, the time comes for you to move on to college or university. By the time you reach your final year of undergrad, the time comes to make decisions

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B.Sc – Beyond Science Courses: What to do after graduation?

You’re graduating with your Bachelor of Science. Now what? On the 1st day at UBC in my 1st year biology class, the professor posed the question “Who is here wanting to go to medical, pharmacy or dental school?”. Almost the entire class put up their hands. Four years later, the graduating class had one of

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How You Can Network Your Way to a Job

Networking is establishing and maintaining good relations with people you meet or know, and then creating meaningful outcomes for both parties. So, who do you network with? Well, you can network anytime you meet new people or encounter acquaintances: your professors, classmates, co-workers, potential employers, friend of friends and anyone you feel that can add

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Why You Should Visit the Kennedy Space Center

In the summer of 2016, I had the opportunity to visit the Kennedy Space Center located in Titusville, Florida. If you are looking for future travel plans or have an interest about space exploration like myself, I highly recommend taking a visit to this landmark. The Kennedy Space Center offers a variety of exhibits from

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