Research Day 2019


Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Alma Mater Society Student Nest, Great Hall

The goal of Research Day is to expose our students, faculty and staff to the wide variety of research being carried out in the UBC Faculty of Dentistry. And this year, through a fresh and more engaging format, we aim to provide more time for the audience to interact with our researchers, including a significant number of student poster presenters.

The theme of Research Day 2019, on January 22, is wound healing and tissue regeneration. In wound repair, the ultimate goal is to regenerate tissues to the same form and function that was present before injury. This requires reactivation of specific genes in particular cells that are relatively silent in resting tissues. During this activation process, the regulation of inflammation plays a key role in determining the healing rate and outcome. Hence the title of the day, regenerate, with presentations about soft tissue healing in the oral cavity and skin, regenerative therapies, regulation of inflammation and bone healing.



When is UBC Dentistry Research Day in 2019?
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
From 1 to 7 pm

Where is it?
In the Alma Mater Society Student Nest, Great Hall, at the UBC Point Grey campus (view the map)

Who is Invited?
The entire faculty. This includes all dental, dental hygiene and graduate students, postgraduate residents, staff including postdoctoral fellows, research associates and visitors, as well as full-time and part-time faculty.

Is there a theme?
Yes, the theme is "Regenerate."

What is the schedule for the day?
Schedule of Events (PDF)

What if I get hungry?
Refreshments will be provided.

What about my classes that day?
There are no classes scheduled that day; attendance at Research Day is mandatory for students.

May I submit a research poster?
Yes, abstracts are due on November 19, 2018.

When is the student research poster competition?
Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 12 to 1 p.m.

Will there be prizes?
Yes, the poster competition will be held on Research Day and the prize money has increased—1st place will be awarded $500!

More questions?
Please contact Dr. Hannu Larjava at

UBC Dentistry is thankful for the support from these generous sponsors: