Events and Conferences

Banting Postdocs Presentation Day

November 02, 2015

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
10 am–12:30 pm
SFU Burnaby, IRMACS Theatre
As seating is limited, and to help us order catering, please reserve your seat(s)

Every year, the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to 69 of the top postdoctoral researchers in Canada. This year, SFU is proud to welcome five of those winners who have chosen to pursue their advanced research at SFU with our world-class faculty members. To celebrate, you are invited to hear the recipients present their award winning research and share their tips about the Banting application process. 

A reception with light refreshments will follow the presentations and Q&A period. Event hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Banting Postdoctoral Fellows 2015

Claire Battershill (PhD, University of Toronto) studies the rapidly-shifting structures of the publishing industry as it moves into the digital era. She was also a co-winner of the Canadian Authors Association’s Emerging Writer Award for Circus, her short story collection. At SFU, Claire works in the Department of English with Dr. Mary Ann Gillies, a former Rhodes Scholar and a world-class scholar in the area of modernist literature and publishing. (See video)

Thomas Flower (PhD, University of Cambridge) is working with Dr. Ronald Ydenberg in the Department of Biological Science while at SFU. He is studying nest predation behaviour by BC’s provincial bird, the Steller’s jay, in order to work out why habitat fragmentation increases nest predation on marbled murrelets, a threatened seabird which nests in old-growth forests.  (See video)

William Odom (PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University) investigates how ‘slow technology’ can open up opportunities for creating new technologies aimed at supporting more deliberate, meaningful, and longer-term interactions with people’s digital content. At SFU, he works with Dr. Ron Wakkary in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, who himself has received over $6.5 million in external research funding since joining SFU in 2002. (See video)

Tiffany-Anne Timbers (PhD, University of British Columbia) works in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry's Leroux Laboratory at SFU, the major research hub in Canada for the study of cilia, the specialized structures which act as “cellular antennae” in cells in all organs. Her research looks for clues to relieving human sensory disorders such as retinal degeneration, kidney disease, congenital heart disease, as well as skeletal and brain malformations. (See video)

Lianne Willems (PhD, University of Leiden) works with Dr. David Vocadlo, Department of Chemistry, to collaborate on his lab's advanced research that aims to advance our knowledge of the molecular mechanisms that underly neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. (See video)

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