And the 2014 Semi-finalists are…

Please join the audience – attendance is free! And repare to be intrigued, amazed and inspired as UBC graduate students deliver a fascinating 3 minute presentation about their graduate student research.

Semi-final 1: 1:00 -2:30 PM

1. Greg Owens, Ph.D. in Botany, Seeing adaptation

2. Sandra Meyers , Ph.D. in Medical Physics, Wet brains, dry brains: How can MRI help us learn about multiple sclerosis?

3. Erin Macri, Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine, Standing up for knee arthritis

4. Kelly Graves, M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Water motion in ice-covered lakes

5. Shannon Russell, Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology, The Power of Poop: How the “Good” Gut Bacteria Influence Allergy Development

6. Emma Shelford , Ph.D. in Oceanography, Viruses in the Ocean: An Invisible Universe of Interactions

7. Anita Minh, M.Sc. in Population and Public Health, Young, alienated, and excluded: Youth mental health and the labour force

8. Kunqian(Polo) Zhang, M.Sc. in Wood Science, Structural Bamboo Composite Building Materials From the Giant Bamboo Plants

9. Adam Noel, Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Diffusive Molecular Communication for Nanonetworks

10. Isabelle Lacroix, Ph.D. in Food Science, Milk Proteins as Allies for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes


Semi-final 2: 3:00 – 4:30 PM

1. Payam Zachkani, M.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, Minimally Invasive MEMS Drug Delivery Device

2. Ján Burian, Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology, Intrinsic antibiotic resistance; the achilles heel of Mycobacterium tuberculosis?

3. Oliver Dong, Ph.D. in Botany, Sentinels in Plants — Resistance Proteins

4. Stephanie Harvard, Ph.D. in Population and Public Health, Does Quality of Spondyloarthritis Care Affect Costs and Outcomes?

5. Emily J. Rugel, Ph.D. in Population and Public Health, Ensuring Equitable Access to Natural Space as a Mental Health-Promoting Urban Resource

6. Nathan Evetts, M.Sc. in Experimental Physics, Making Anti-Matter

7. Hazel Hollingdale, Ph.D. in Sociology, Taking Stock: Testing the Lehman Sister’s Hypothesis

8. Sahan Ranamukhaarachchi, Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Microneedles for Pain-Free Vaccination

9. Emma M. Smith, Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences, CoPILOT: Collaborative Power mobility Integrated Learning OpporTunity

10. Paul Pickell, Ph.D. in Forestry, Mapping the Boreal in the Anthropocene