One Day at UBC: The Biology, History and Future of Cancer


Cancer affects millions of people, and experts predict that one out of two Canadians will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime. It is a complex and multifaceted disease, and we are bombarded with new information on therapies, risks and prevention of cancer every day. The history of what we have learned about the disease, and how we treat it, is a rich one. This course is of interest to anyone who would like to learn more about the behind-the-scenes of cancer research, and how our understanding of cancer has evolved. No specialized knowledge of science is needed to take this course. Sofya Langman is a PhD student in the BC Cancer Research Centre. Her research focuses on childhood brain tumours, and cancer adaptations to micro-environmental stresses. She has assisted in teaching molecular biology and biochemistry at UBC

One Day @ UBC are single-day lectures presented by UBC professors and other experts who are leaders in their field.These small, intimate classes give you a unique opportunity to explore fascinating topics with other engaged students at the beautiful UBC campus. Come away with new ideas and ways to look at our world. There are no admission requirements, and everyone one is welcome, from teens to seniors.

Date & Time: Saturday, September 28th (10:00am to 3:30pm)
Cost: $50
Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre (1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1)

Event Info
  • Saturday September 28, 2019