Foundations and Frontiers of Biological Science

This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders On-Campus program for high school students ages 15–18.

Can we create super humans using genome editing technology? Should we look forward to having artificial humans in the near future? Can we finally find the drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease?

Uncover the answers to these and other key scientific questions. Study individual cells and the process of fabricating actual living tissues, and examine applications of bioengineering in everyday life.

This course is ideal if you’re interested in biomedical engineering, regenerative medicine, biology, genome science and technology, or if you’re interested in making bio-products that could save people’s lives.

ROZA V. GHAEMI is a PhD candidate in the School of Biomedical Engineering at UBC. Her PhD research focuses on stem cells and tissue engineering of the human brain as a drug discovery platform. She teaches courses in bioengineering, chemical and biological engineering, and science communication.

Course Format

This course is held on the UBC Vancouver campus. You attend class in-person 9am–12pm, Monday through Friday. After lunch, you attend university preparation workshops and participate in group activities on campus from 1:30–3pm. 

You can also join the Virtual Student Lounge, hosted by our UBC Student Ambassadors. Meet other UBC Future Global Leaders from across Canada and around the world.

To Register

After you add the course to your cart, you’re asked to complete your registration by creating a new account or logging in. If you are a parent, guardian or other adult registering for the first time on behalf of your student, please create the account in the name of the high school student attending UBC Future Global Leaders, not in your name.

To register, click “Open all” under Available Sessions, select the applicable Type under Fees / Tuition. You can pay a CAD$500 now or pay in full. Select “Scheduled Payment” if you wish to pay a CAD$500 deposit now and the balance later. We will automatically process the balance owing on May 13, 2022 for the Residence option and June 10, 2022 for the Commuter option. Do not select Scheduled Payment if you wish to pay in full now.

Click ADD TO CART. Once you have successfully added the items to your shopcart, click COMPLETE REGISTRATION to be directed to our online payment portal.

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