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…
The Science Creative Quarterly
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 email@example.com.
MARINE MOLLUSC (A HAIKU ON APLYSIA CALIFORNICA)
Aplysia (snail) bunny of the pacific hydroskeleton – – – (And also to say, that at long last our haiku phylogeny project will be coming to a close – stay tuned this fall…)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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…
A BIG HURRAH TO ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE INAUGURAL FIRST ANNUAL “MOST EXCEPTIONAL ESCAPADES IN SCIENCE” HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Not just exceptional, but awesome… Thanks go to Phil Hieter, Jane Roskams, Brett Finlay, Jaymie Matthews, Daniel Pauly, David Ng, Joanne Fox, UBC Let’s Talk Science, the many volunteers within the Michael Smith Laboratories, and the 100 or so high school folks who came out for the day. So doing this again… – – –
PIRATES, CREATIVITY, SCIENCE AND THE CHANCE TO WRITE.
The SCQ is pleased to announce that AMBL and UBC’s Department of Creative Writing will be initiating a new outreach program aimed specifically at nurturing and combining the two acts of scientific exploration and creative writing. The program will encompass a one day fieldtrip opportunity and will be directed towards young children from the grade 6 and 7 levels. This program is slated to be offered beginning in early May (2008). Teachers from the Lower mainland are encouraged to contact us for more details. Many thanks to 826 Valencia for their insight and inspiration. – – – SAN FRANCISCO –…
“I’M THE BIGGEST THING IN THE OCEAN!” ANOTHER BOOK CONTEST
O.K. so we’re waaay behind on sorting out the Bill Hick, Science Prick contest, but figure that the best way to deal with that is to simply host another writing contest. This time, the book on the line is “I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean!” by Kevin Sherry. This book is great by the way, and this appears regardless of the fondness many people have for squids. This time we’ll take any kind of submission. Just send some stuff in – because essentially the thing we like the best, is the thing that will make us send this book…