Hey everyone! There will be an event tomorrow afternoon at the MaRS building, featuring Dr. Brooke Laflamme. All are welcome as we discuss how to maximize the impact of a manuscript. Please see the attached photo for all the details. Hope to see some of you there!
Last Friday night we hosted a joint pub night with IMMSA! We had a very nice turnout, and a wonderful time chatting with people we don’t get to see often. Even though it was snowing out, inside the bar was warm and swell – because of friends, and also because of the buzz from the booze.
We hope you had fun as well. Now get back to studying! JK, don’t stress. Life is short. Take care of yourself. Christmas will be here soon, and that’s a beautiful thing.
Happy Reading Week!!!
Our first social of the year on Nov 2 was a BLAST! Thanks to everyone who came out Friday night to hang with us. We had so much fun carving the pumpkins, not only because it brought people together but also because we got to stab things and destress after all those midterms. And the levels of creativity displayed by the end results are truly amazing – really, LMP people are actually cool. See for yourself if you don’t believe me.
Even if you played games the whole time (I played games the whole time) I’m sure you got something out of it, whether it’s the candies or the baos or the juiceboxes or even a new friend. We couldn’t have thought of a better way to kick off the fall break, and we hope, if for some reason you missed this one, that you’ll join us next time (or join us again, obviously)!
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our first annual LMP Second Year Reception. The event was a success with over twenty LMP students in attendance. We would especially like to thank Dr. Rita Kandel, Dr. Douglas Templeton, Dr. Avrum Gotlieb, and Dr. Michal Opas for offering their time and making the event very informative. We hope that everyone enjoyed the event and got to know each other. The LMPSU hopes to provide many more events in the future, so stay tuned!
Course selection is coming up soon! To help you prepare, the LMPSU has compiled some tips and tricks (e.g. where to find course evaluations data) to help you make an informed decision:
1. See what past students think. To help you make informed decisions on courses and profs, check out the course evaluations from previous years (remember filling these out at the end of every semester?)
2. Select your courses based on your own learning style and schedule. If you prefer active participation, look for courses with smaller class sizes or tutorials. U of T also offers first-year seminars for classes of 20 students in a variety of disciplines. If you dislike sitting for long periods of time, it may be beneficial to choose three 1-hour lectures over one 3-hour lecture. If you commute, you might want to avoid picking lecture sections that are too far apart or are incompatible with transit schedules.
3. Don’t overwhelm yourself. Every hour spent in lecture/lab/tutorial likely translates to 2-4 more hours of homework or studying. Try to avoid creating times with overwhelming workloads.
4. Planning to take more than 5 courses in a semester? You are not allowed to enrol in your 6th course until after priority drops (starting August 3), so choose those first five courses wisely. If you are planning on taking more than 6 courses, you will need permission from your registrar.
5. Make sure you know when your start time is. Depending on your year of study, your start time will be displayed on ACORN on (first day of course enrolment for 4th years – July 11, 3rd years – July 16, 2nd years – July 19, and 1st years – July 26). Fun fact: your start time is dependent on how many credits you have completed. The more credits you have, the earlier your time.
6. Make multiple backup timetables. They will come in handy if the sections/courses you wanted get filled up before your start time.
7. Start early. You can start adding your courses to your enrolment cart now, so that you can save time and reduce frustration if the website lags on enrolment day.
Good luck on getting the courses you want! Stay tuned for LMPSU events throughout the year!
Last Friday, we hosted a seminar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Medicine and we were able to invite Dr. Templeton and Dr. Diamandis as our guest speakers. Both speakers gave us great insights into what AI is, what it’s capable and the outlook of medicine with the emergence of some very powerful AI technologies. While jobs are at stake, there still remains many unknowns about AI safety and it’s ethical implications certainly require further exploration. AI is not meant to replace, but rather, should be treated as a clinical tool to assist physicians in modern medicine to better provide patient-based care. Despite some emerging AI taking on the critical roles of pathologists and dermatologists, we must remember that AI so far has been limited to diagnosis and there will still be a great demand for human doctors capable of showing compassion, empathy and having the expert knowledge for the treatment/therapy that best suit the needs of the patient.
I hope everyone enjoyed the seminar and here are some pictures to recap the event:
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Happy Family Day LMP!!!!
Can you believe it’s Reading Week already? Last Friday night, LMPSU and IMMSA collaborated to bring you a cozy Winter Pub Night!!! We had a great turn out with lots of drinks and food served. We hope you had an amazing time and moments captured from the night can be viewed here.
Please continue checking our Facebook pages and here on LMPSU website for upcoming events. If you wish to see higher quality and comments/tags for these photos, please visit our Facebook page. Updates on this year’s LMPSU apparel will also be available soon.
I wish you all a great reading week 😀
I hope everyone had a great reading week and is getting settled into their caffeine-loaded, sleep-deprived schedules once again. 🙁
To cheer you guys up, let us reminisce about the good times we had just before reading week. On Nov 3, LMPSU hosted the first games night of the year! We had an excellent turn out, so thank you to everyone who came to join us! We had so many different games to play, served with loads of free food and drinks too. I personally was having too much fun playing Taboo so I didn’t really keep track of what everyone else was doing but everyone seemed to be having a great time, regardless of what board game they chose. In all, it was a fantastic night and a great way to wind down and relax. Enjoy some pics from that night here!
On Monday Oct 2, LMPSU held its first general meeting for the 2017-2018 year, with a kick-start of the mentorship program and elections forum. We had an excellent turn out, especially from the 2nd year LMP students (woohoo!). The LMPSU exec team first introduced themselves, followed by a warm welcome to the LMP community by Dr. Kandel, the Department chair and Dr. Templeton, the LMP Undergraduate Coordinator.
We then had our mentorship launch where mentees and mentors introduced themselves and got to know each other as they look forward to the many events LMPSU has lined up for them.
We quickly switched gears to the elections forum where we saw some amazing candidates give their speeches about their ideas for LMPSU this year. Some candidates could not make it to the event and thus Negar read-aloud their statements, showcasing what each candidate wanted to achieve while serving on the LMPSU. We had a lot of laughs especially for the graphic designer position #creativity #playswithphotoshop #memes. The night slowly came to an end with pub night where a lot of great food and EXCELLENT spring rolls were served!
I, and everyone on the LMPSU, hope that you all had a great night for those that came. If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry, there will be lots of fun stuff coming – so keep checking our Facebook pages and the LMPSU website here for updates:
LMPSU’s first pub night took place mid-February at the Fox and the Fiddle. The night was jam packed with great food, drinks and amazing company! You can tell LMPSU has been working very hard to plan so many events throughout the semester. Very recently (yesterday, in fact), not too long after pub night, we were able to invite Dr. Pollanen in joining us to speak about LMP and forensic medicine in a global community where science intersects with justice, law and social determinants of health. Here are some pics captured from pub night and the seminar, enjoy!