Event Recap – “True blood” vs. “Real blood” vs. “Synthetic Blood”

On June 12th, SCWIST hosted another successful Café Scientifque and had a stimulating discussion on the topic “True blood” vs. “Real blood” vs. “Synthetic Blood”! Dr. Gershon Growe and Dr. Maria Gyongyossy-Issa, two experts in hematology (the study of blood), gave us an overview of what vampires want, what transfusionists want and what blood is […]

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Christiana Cheng, Director, Communications

Christiana began her involvement with SCWIST in April 2013 when she started as the communications and social media coordinator helping to promote SCWIST events and manage communications.  Her role gradually increased in responsibility and in November 2013 she happily took on the position as the Director of Communications when it became vacant.  Since her appointment, […]

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Event Recap – Are Stem Cells the Future of Modern Medicine?

CIHR Café Scientifique Presentation On Thursday, May 31, SCWIST in conjunction with CIHR, hosted another successful Café Scientifique at the Wicklow Pub in scenic False Creek. Stem cells, unlike most cells in the adult body, are able to divide and differentiate into different cell types. This means that transplanted stem cells have the potential to […]

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