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The BCCRC Graduate Student and Post Doctoral Society (GrasPods) is a trainee-run society whose mission is to further enrich the wonderful training environment at BC Cancer by providing academic, social, and personal well-being support for their members.
GrasPods events include:
- Academic Workshops
- Trainee Lunches
- Jobs in Science Interview Series
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UBC Interdisciplinary Oncology Program
The UBC Interdisciplinary Oncology program (IOP) is a graduate program designed to appeal to a broad range of students interested in cancer research. IOP offers advanced study and research in a variety of fields relating to oncology.
UBC Medical Genetics
The UBC Department of Medical Genetics is an inspiring and productive community of scholars of genetics and genomics. Faculty members in the Department of Medical Genetics are at the forefront of their fields using cutting edge genetic, epigenetic, genomic, and bioinformatic methodologies to gain insight into diseases such as cancer.
UBC Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers the opportunity to study with numerous world-renowned faculty and research programs, many of which work at BC Cancer. The Department of Pathology will consider and train students with varied backgrounds in science and medicine.
The UBC Bioinformatics program integrates academic centres in computer science, statistics, molecular biology and biotechnology, with translational groups at hospitals and at the clinical interface. This innovative partnership between the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and BC Cancer allows students to interact with experts in the field of bioinformatics, and opportunities to complete work on real bioinformatics problems.
UBC Genome Science and Technology
The Genome Science and Technology graduate program is a trans-disciplinary program that combines genomic research with cutting-edge technology development in genome sciences. This program is intended to accommodate the diverse background of students and the broad nature of genomic research.
UBC Experimental Medicine
The Experimental Medicine Program is intended for trainees seeking a career in research, offering opportunities and facilities for advanced studies in experimental medicine, leading toward the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Faculty members of the Experimental Medicine program conduct research in a wide range of basic and clinically relevant areas.
UBC Reproductive and Developmental Sciences
The UBC Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program (RDS program) is the only graduate program in Canada based in a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. RDS students have the opportunity to interact with basic science and clinical research faculty, which can lead to the development of research projects addressing important clinical issues for women.
UBC Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers opportunities for research fundamental to advancing basic science and which may be translated to help tackle human disease. The graduate programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology prepare students for careers in academic, industrial or professional positions in British Columbia and beyond.
UBC Cell and Development Biology
The Graduate Program in Cell and Developmental Biology is flexible program designed to accommodate the diverse backgrounds of students and the broad nature of research in cell and developmental biology. The Cell Graduate Program’s courses are designed to provide a thorough understanding of the scientific fundamentals and methodologies of contemporary cell and developmental biology.
UBC Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Graduate studies in Pharmacology and Therapeutics allow students to gain broad-based exposure to fundamental as well as medically-related aspects of drug research. Faculty members are engaged in research in clinical pharmacology as well as drug development, and students pursuing an advanced degree will have the opportunity to interact with basic as well as clinical scientists.
SFU Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
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