This Week at UBC: Great Trek Karen?

06 . 26 . 13 | Video

Liam and I prepare for the Great Trek, an 8k run on campus. We’re a little bit early, but not too early to tell you all about the Great Trek “Cairn”. Not pronounced “Karen” as Jamil corrected me. He also corrected me with a word in last week’s episode. I won’t tell you which one, but I’m pretty sure you can guess.

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This Week at UBC: Backward signs

06 . 17 . 13 | Video

Ever see these signs at UBC?


Wanna know what it means?

Well, Liam and I tell you all about it in this week’s video.


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This Week at UBC: Liamonade

06 . 14 . 13 | Video

Liam has his sights on becoming an entrepreneur. Unfortunately, I think his business model needs a bit of work. And where does Liamonade come from? And where is it made? :)

As we mentioned in our video, please comment or tweet using #UBCCampus and tell us out of those three choices, where you would like us to film next. This will help you get to know your campus better.

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This Week at UBC: Lecturing

06 . 14 . 13 | Video

This week I get to insert a bit of science into the video with a mini lecture on HCN channels. But it looks like cardiac physiology isn’t Liam’s forte. Am I really that boring? Keep watching and see for yourself.

By the way, check out my t-shirt. It’s care of the Banff Science Communication program, which is an awesome program by the way. I highly recommend it!

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This Week at UBC: Liam’s Bike

06 . 14 . 13 | Video

It’s bike to work week and Liam’s trying to fit in! Keep watching to find out where he works.

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The Week at UBC: Rick Mercer Style

06 . 14 . 13 | Video

Rick Mercer makes it look WAY easier than it actually is! Here’s our version of his rant about his visit to UBC for Alumni Weekend.

Liam seems to have an off day again this week.

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This Week at UBC: Farming Bread

06 . 14 . 13 | Video

This week I find out Liam loves bread. In fact, he loves it so much he ate that WHOLE loaf after the shoot! It was really hard, crusty bread, in case you couldn’t tell.

And if you’re wondering why I paused after Liam said, “I love bread”, that’s because the scene below was supposed to be inserted.


Liam prancing happily with his loaf of bread.

Alas, this was left on the cutting room floor.

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This Week at UBC: Lee’s Farewell

06 . 14 . 13 | Video

It’s Lee’s last day, so we celebrated, Sound of Music style. So sad to see her go, but I guess all good things must come to an end. We’ll miss you!

Also, Liam doesn’t look quite like himself. You be the judge.

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June 2013: Science Around Vancouver

05 . 31 . 13 | Events

Photo credit: Expo 86 Look back by on Flickr

June seems to be science party month! Both Science World and VanAqua are having an after hours adults-only nights which are always fun and entertaining, especially with Science World’s new exhibit, the Science of Sexuality. Hope to see you at some of these events!

Wednesday June 5, 2013
Homes for whales and dolphins: marine protected areas for cetaceans
VanAqua and WWF (not the wrestling series) have invited Erich Hoyt, author of Orca, The While called Killer to give a presentation about how we can protect the whales and dolphins.
Time: 5-7pm at the Vancouver Aquarium

Thursday June 6, 2013
Vancouver Aquarium after hours adult-only event
Enjoy the jelly invasion, minus the kiddie invasion. Those lil’ rascals, always getting in my way!
Time: 6-10pm at the Vancouver Aquarium

Friday June 7, 2013
Science World slumber party
Here’s your chance to sleep under the dome. This sleepover is designed for kids and their adults. Obviously an adults-only sleepover would just create more kids.
Time: 6:30pm at Science World

Tuesday June 11, 2013
ScienceOnlineVancouver Pub Night
This is their last get-together before the summer break! So come out, have some drinks and good conversations with fellow scicommers
Time: 7pm at the The Whip (209 E. 6th Ave, Vancouver)

Thursday June 13, 2013
The Vancouver Aquarium’s Annual Gala
As the name suggests, this is a fancy event to raise funds for the Aquarium. Sounds like a great place to network and eat good food for a great cause.
Cost: $300
Time: 7pm at the Vancouver Aquarium

Tuesday June 18, 2013
SBN’s 12th Annual Networking Soiree
Looking for a job? Well, here’s an opportunity to network with people and mentors in the biotech and life sciences field.
Time: 6pm at Petley Jones Gallery, 1554 W. 6th Ave.

Health Care and Social Media Tweetup
If you’re interested in mobile health, electronic medical records, the future of Medical Education, well basically all things related to digital communications that have an effect on health and research, come out to his #hcsmca tweet up.
Time: 5:30pm at the Century-Plaza Hotel, 1015 Burrard Street

Wednesday June 19, 2013
Nerd nite aka Brains and Brains
Meet up with some like minded people at the Railway club. These nights are always such a blast!
Time: 6pm at the *Wolf and Hound* 3617 West Broadway (note change in venue)

Friday June 21, 2013
Science World after dark
With the new Science of Sexuality exhibit, this is definitely an event to bring that special someone. And maybe in nine months you’ll be able to participate in the Science World sleepover :)
Time: 7pm at Science World

Tuesday June 25, 2013
Cafe Scientifique: Catching Cancer – a story of a medical revolution
The speaker for this month’s Cafe Scientifique is Claudia Cornwall, the author of Catching Cancer. She is a science writer and the author of five books and over 50 magazine articles. She would be a great person to meet for those interested in pursuing science writing.
Time: 7:30pm at The Railway Club

As always, make sure you check the official event website to verify the details. If you have an event you’d like me to post tweet me @sswchow

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This Week at UBC: Sk8ers

04 . 29 . 13 | Video

Lee and I hang out at the skatepark. I totally thought she skated. Anyway, I also get to do a little bit of scicomm. Enjoy!

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