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ANOTHER BOOK TO WIN: THIS ONE IS CALLED “FOLLOW THE LINE AROUND THE WORLD.”

The SCQ is pleased to announce that the winner of the last book was Alex Roger’s “Astro I Reference Notes.” To keep things rolling a little bit, we would like to present the next book up for grabs. This one is called “Follow the Line Around the World” by Laura Ljungkvist. We think every reader should submit just for the possibility of owning a book who has an author with such a marvelous last name. Anyway, like before any kind of submission will do, and please send on your good material to tscq@interchange.ubc.ca (deadline is October 15th).

THINGS TO AVOID WHEN SPEAKING PUBLICLY (VIDEO VERSION)

The SCQ will recommence as of Wednesday, September the 3rd with our regular programming, but in the meantime, please let us introduce Terry talks – a student conference hosted by our sister site at terry.ubc.ca. “Imagine UBC’s most fascinating and engaging students coming together for a day, giving ‘the talk of their lives,’ sharing their ideas and discussing their visions for UBC and the world. Now imagine being there, with students, alumni, faculty, administration, and members of the general public watching this unfold and partaking in the various discussions, and think of all the possibilities that this idea-share holds.” Sounds…

HAPPY 500 (OR SO) DAYS FOR THE SCIENCE SCOUTS – A LITTLE GET TOGETHER THIS COMING FRIDAY FOR ALL YOU VANCOUVERITES READING THE QUARTERLY

Just a quick note. Although it’s been a while, a few of us are meeting for drinks on Friday night (July 25th) at The Revel Room in Gastown, Vancouver (8pm on). It just so happens that it’s about the 500th Day Anniversary of the Science Scouts. What’s this? Well, it’s this. Think: science plus badges plus raising a pint in celebration and you’re getting close. If you happen to be in the area feel free to drop by – better yet, let us know by replying to the facebook page.

THE SCQ’S MONTHLY CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING CONTEST: BACK ON

We have been neglectful for the last 5 months, but here we are back again. Once again, the SCQ is seeking general submissions, where any submission that makes its way to our pages is a contender, The one that we receive before the end of August that we happen to like the best will be our victor. These pieces can be anything, serious, not serious, funny, not funny, pretty, not pretty, etc. And the prize… Well, a really pretty dinosaur book, by award winner artist Christopher Wormell. Again, send in your good stuff to tscq@interchange.ubc.ca.

ANNOUNCING OUR PROFESSIONAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY WORKSHOP
JULY 21 – JULY 25, 2008

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TECHNIQUES WORKSHOPS (SUMMER 2008 PROGRAM): Now accepting registration To register, please contact Dr. David Ng at db@interchange.ubc.ca (1) ONE WEEK VERSION Dates: July 21st – 25th, 2008 Price: CAN$1250 (does not include room or board) Reviews and Testimonies Can be found here. INSTRUCTOR: Dr. David Ng DESCRIPTION: This intense one week workshop will focus on a myriad of different techniques used in the molecular manipulation of DNA, RNA and protein. Primarily aimed at researchers who are new to the area, or familiar but require a quick updating. Procedures that will be covered both practically and theorectically can be…

THE HMS BEAGLE PROJECT – A SCIENCE CREATIVE QUARTERLY PIN UP (NO. 3)

(CLICK HERE FOR PIN-UP POSTER – pdf file ~200k) – We suggest photocopying at 129% – LTR to 11×17 – My wish was to be buried in the Churchyard at Downe. Now I find Mr Huxley, thumbing his nose at the Queen for refusing me a knighthood, arranged to have me planted in that mausoleum Westminster Abbey. He knows I hated London. And burying an agnostic in such a place is carrying whimsy just a little too far. So I was delighted when a mob of angry biologists and historians broke into the Abbey one night and removed my remains…