The Centre for Biomedical Research (CBR) is a collaborative group of scientists and clinicians investigating problems related to human health and disease. The CBR is a multidisciplinary unit with an emphasis on genetics, molecular biology, and biotechnology. The centre was created to promote interdisciplinary basic and translational biomedical research. There are seven important research clusters within the CBR: biological technology, infection and immunity, cell signaling, genetics, cardiovascular, neuroscience and developmental biology. Our members span several UVic departments, the UVic Division of Medical Sciences, the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the BC Cancer Agency.
The next Café Scientifique season will start in September 2016.
Please check back for updates late summer.
Hope you have a nice summer
Café Scientifique evenings will be held at Hermann's Jazz Club at 753 View Street.
We hope to start the evenings right at 6:30 so please come early enough to get settled. Ages 19+.
Start time: 6:30 pm - Doors open at 5:30
Also see Faculty of Science series
20 March 2016 The Toronto Star "Batmen Vs. Supermen" by Warren May (E. Paul Zehr)
17 March 2016 Otaku No Culter Blog "Spending an Evening with Batman's Brain A Summary" by Ed Sun (The Vintage Tempest)
16 March 16 CBC News "Batman researcher looks at link between hero and psychology" By Liam Britten (Travis Langley)
16 March 2016 The Martlet "Inside Batman: Mind, body, and soul" by Tony Carter
15 March 2016 Nexus, Camosun Student Voice "Batman Meets Academia for night at local University" by Jayden Grieve (Paul Zehr)
10 March 2016 Times Colonist. "What makes Batman tick?" 10 March 2016 (E.Paul Zehr)
25 Feb 2016 UVic Media Tip & Leads "Spend an Evening with Batman's Brain"
26 Feb 2016 Vancouver Metro, "Holy science, Batman! UVic researcher hosts panel into Dark Knight’s brain" by Matt Kieltyka
UVic Centre for Biomedical Research Presents:
CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE ON CAMPUS
“AN EVENING WITH BATMAN’S BRAIN”
CBC Radio Journalist & UVic Chancellor Shelagh Rogers
Dr. Travis Langley
Henderson State University
Dr. Mark D. White
College of Staten Island
Dr. E. Paul Zehr
University of Victoria
An authentic comic-con style panel focused on the psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience of Gotham’s Dark Knight with the authors of
Batman and Psychology, Batman and Philosophy, and Becoming Batman.
Who is Batman and how did he come to be?
What does Batman mean to us?
Can Batman beat Superman?
Wednesday, March 16, 7-9 PM
Farquhar Auditorium, University of Victoria
Free and open to all ages!!!
October 13th, 2015
E. Paul Zehr, University of Victoria professor of neuroscience & kinesiology, director of the Centre for Biomedical Research, and principal investigator with ICORD in Vancouver, has won the 2015 Society for Neuroscience’s Science Educator Award. This recognition is given each year for a demonstrated devotion to outreach and public education in neuroscience.
“To have your efforts acknowledged by your peers like this is really an honour,” said Dr. Zehr, who will receive the award on October 19 in Chicago at the 2015 Society for Neuroscience conference.
For information on past Biomedical Bulletins please click here
Mohsen Akbari, PhD
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria
Research Scholar at Harvard-MIT, Division of Health Sciences.
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Clearihue Building, CLE A308