CBS-KSC Seminar: Mitacs – Partnering for Innovation

CBS-KSC is very excited announce our first seminar of the school year! We are welcoming Dr. Kristin Spong to teach us about Mitacs (and all of their awesome funding opportunities), as well as her experience transitioning from academia into a business-focused career with Mitacs. More details are provided in the poster below. Can’t wait to see you there!

Date: Wednesday November 8, 2017
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Location: Charles Sorbie Conference Room, Human Mobility Research Centre, KGH
Directions: Enter the hospital via the entrance on Stuart St that’s right beside the intersection of George St and Stuart St (across the street from Jimmy’s food truck). Go through the door straight ahead to enter HMRC. There’s a desk with the secretary, Joan, and then the room is just past her desk on the right
Coffee and treats will be provided by CBS-KSC!

Cheeky Scientist Professional Development Webinar

We want to hear from you!

Have you ever wanted to learn some soft skills that will help you develop your career? Are you interested in working in industry after completing your graduate degree?

CBS-KSC is hoping to present a professional development webinar with the Cheeky Scientist Association! In order to do this, we first need to get an idea of the amount of people interested and the topics you would like to learn about. Please fill out our Google Form to give us your feedback!

Please click here to access the Google Form!

We appreciate your help, and look forward to bringing you this seminar in Spring 2018!



A Night at Absolute Comedy

CBS-KSC is hosting our first fundraising event: A Night at Absolute Comedy! Come join us on Wednesday September 27th at 7:45 pm for a night off from research and have some laughs with your colleagues. Please email us, or talk to one of the executive members to arrange ticket purchases. After buying your ticket(s), please read the guidelines for attending here, and make sure to call Absolute Comedy to reserve your table!


CBS-KSC Poster Absolute Comedy

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CBS-KSC Annual General Meeting

Our annual general meeting was held this Wednesday August 16 at 1:30 pm. We were very lucky to have the Queen’s Biomedical Innovation Team (QBiT), a student-run engineering design team at Queen’s, give us a talk about their team and all of the projects they’ve been working on! Please check our their Facebook page and website to see all of the interesting things they’ve been working on! We look forward to collaborating with their team on future seminars and design challenges.

Following the seminar, Gad gave a presentation on the work of CBS-KSC to date. We have been very busy for the last 9 months, and it was nice to see all that we have accomplished as a new chapter so far. The election was then held to decide on the 2018 executive team. These team members will have the next 4 months to get training and transition into their new roles. We are sad to say that our president, Gad Sabbatier, and our secretary, William Chaplin, will be leaving us at the end of the month, so their positions will be filled immediately by the incoming executive team. Thank you, Gad and Liam, for all of your hard work in CBS-KSC’s first 9 months!




Congratulations to the 2018 CBS-KSC Executive Team!

  • President – Laura McKiel (PhD candidate, Fitzpatrick lab)
  • Vice-President – Nathan Holwell (MASc candidate, Amsden lab)
  • Secretary – Emily Baldwin (MASc candidate, Wells lab)
  • Treasurer – Rosa Comas (MASc candidate, Fitzpatrick lab)
  • Event Manager – Hossein Rhiahinezhad (PhD student, Amsden lab)


CBS-KSC Presents: Webinar with Dr. Gaétan Laroche

CBS-KSC is proud to host our first webinar, happening on August 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm EST! We are very excited to have Dr. Gaétan Laroche from Université Laval give a talk about using surface engineering as a tool to modulate the biocompatibility of materials.

Please register here for the event by August 7, 2017. We are asking CBS members to register to help us improve the webinar experience. One hour before the webinar begins, you will be emailed a link to access the webinar. Non-CBS members are invited to check our facebook page 1 hour before the webinar to get the link. The webinar will be hosted through YouTube, and attendees will be able to chat and post questions in a text box below the video stream, that the chair (Gad Sabbatier) will then ask Dr. Laroche at the end of the talk. We hope you will join us!

Date: August 9, 2017
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm EST
Topic: Surface engineering as a tool to modulate  the biocompatibility of materials
Speaker: Dr. Gaétan Laroche (Université Laval, Quebec City)

Edit: The video recording of the webinar can now be found on our Resources page!