Educational Activities and Curricula

The Centre for Heart Lung Innovation Schedule of Seminars and Events

We maintain a mailing list that is used to send out weekly emails with the schedule of our upcoming events at the HLI and St. Paul's Hospital. If you would like to receive these announcements, please sign up by contacting the HLI Reception at The following types of events are included:

Research in Progress Seminars: (every Monday from September to June at 9:00am, Gourlay Conference Room). Graduate students or post-doctoral fellows present their "research in progress" to other HLI researchers. The idea behind these seminars is for a critical, but supportive audience to give feedback at the conceptual or analytic stage of the trainees' research program.

HLI Friday Seminar Series: (every Friday September to June at 11:30, Gourlay Conference Room). Each week, the HLI invites guest speakers who are recognized in their field to give a one-hour lecture to introduce the HLI personnel to their research. These sessions are designed to encourage collaboration between groups at the various UBC campuses (Children's and Women's, Vancouver Hospital and St Paul's Hospital) and at collaborating institutions and to bring students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty uptodate on the latest development in the particular area of expertise of the speaker.

Technology Series: As the HLI revolves around technically advanced topics and instrumentation, vendors are often on site to demonstrate, update, and teach short courses on and about their area of expertise. We also host Vendor Information sessions on new equipment. The schedule of events will highlight these upcoming events at the HLI.

Professional Development Series: In collaboration with the UBC Facility of Medicine, we have organized Career Day for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows as well as post-doctoral fellow-specific half day workshops.  See here for workshop details: Professional Development Series There are also numerous one hour and half day workshops at the HLI with topics such as: negotiating skills, grant writing, lab management, poster and oral presentation skills, research ethics, statistics and more.  
For further details on how to register, please contact our Education Coordinator.

Short courses and workshops: Short courses on our equipment/technology platforms and/or experimental design and expertise are offered to technicians, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty members at UBC and collaborating institutions. If you are interested in continuing education on our available technology please contact our Education Coordinator.

Curriculum Courses offered at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation: Three graduate level curriculum courses are offered annually at the Centre:

Medi 560/Path 518: Pulmonary Pathophysiology
September to December, Thursdays 1:30 to 3:00 PM
Course Director: Dr. Najib Ayas (

Medi 570: Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
January to April, Wednesdays 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Course Director: Dr. Honglin Luo (

Path 521: Introduction to the Pathogenesis of Human Disease
June and July, Tuesday to Thursday 9:00 to 10:00 AM
Course Director: Dr. Andrew Sandford (

To register you may contact the Director of each course or you may register through the Experimental Medicine or Pathology Departments.  All lectures are open to non-registered undergraduate and graduate students.  You do not have to be registered to attend lectures and can attend one or all lectures, depending upon your interest.