Event Recap: “Getting to the HEART of Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases”

On February 6 2014, IWIS hosted the second Cafe Scientifique to discuss the risk factors and preventive strategies of cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Gordon Francis, the Director at the Healthy Heart Program Prevention Clinic, shared his research related to the etiology of atherosclerotic plaque, and understanding whether increasing high density lipoproteins (HDL), also known as the […]

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IWIS EVENT – Cafe Scientifique: Getting to the HEART of Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases

  Cafe Scientifique: Getting to the HEART of Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases When: February 6th, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Where: The Wicklow Pub Address: 610 Stamps Landing Vancouver, BC Cost: Free Dr. Francis’s research involves understanding the mechanisms that stimulate the formation of high density lipoproteins (HDL), the “good cholesterols”. He will discuss his research that […]

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Event Recap – Effective Resumes

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IWIS hosted another event on April 25, 2013. Nick Arden from SkillMatching.com talked about Effective Resumes to a small group gathered at Waves Coffee downtown. Everybody enjoyed their lattes and had a chance to set up their first resumes using this system. SkillMatching.com system, to be launched officially next week, gathers the important information from both employers and employees, […]

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Recruiting Study Participants for Perimenopausal Hot Flush Study

Name of Study: Progesterone for Perimenopausal Hot Flushes and Night Sweats Purpose of this study: The purpose of this Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-funded randomized controlled trial is to test whether oral micronized progesterone is more effective than placebo as therapy for hot flushes and night sweats in perimenopausal women. Who can participate? The […]

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IWIS Event Recap: Mitacs – Inspiring Innovation

On November 20, IWIS were delighted to invite Sang Mah, the Director of Business Development for Mitacs, to speak about the exciting research and training programs-available for both Canadian and international academic researchers. Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that is famous for its prestigious internship program. The opportunity allows graduate students or post-doctoral fellows […]

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