Come out to GAMES NIGHT on Nov 3rd!

2017 Fall Games Night!!!

Hello again!

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!

 

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2017-2018 General Meeting, Mentorship Launch & Pub Night!

Hello LMP!

IMG_5999-minOn 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.

IMG_3378-minWe 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!IMG_3429-min

 

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, IMG_3416-minthere will be lots of fun stuff coming – so keep checking our Facebook pages and the LMPSU website here for updates:

https://lmpsu.sa.utoronto.ca

https://www.facebook.com/groups/226540430724577/

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Pub Night and Global Forensic Medicine Seminar

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!

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Beyond the Lancet: Conference on Surgical Technology and Applications of Disease

16722602_1318949441496915_6718769905431694773_oOn January 28, 2017, LMPSU held its 5th annual conference on advances in surgical technologies. We were able to invite 8 guest speakers, each of whom is an expert within the field of robotics, reconstruction, imaging or transplantation.

We started off the day with a talk on the applications of 3D printing in craniofacial and cleft surgery and wrapped up the conference with a presentation on ex vivo repair of lungs for transplantation. Fresh fruits and snacks were served during intermittent breaks and all attendees joined us for lunch in the stone lobby.16700632_1318949431496916_3901465910121317454_o
We had a great time learning about the various advances in surgical technologies and their future prospects in Canada’s health system. Attendees asked a multitude of excellent questions, eliciting very thought-provoking discussions between the guest speakers and the audience.
The LMPSU extends the warmest gratitude to our guest speakers and conference attendees for taking time out of their busy schedules to join us in making this year’s conference, Beyond the Lancet, a great success.16664925_1318951144830078_6910471319203166494_o

To revisit some highlights captured by our photographers from the event, please click here.

Thank you and we hope to see you again at next year’s conference!

Your Webmaster,

Tsz Ying 🙂

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Career Seminar

On November 28, we had the pleasure of inviting Dr. Gotlieb to speak about career development and planning. We hope you all enjoyed the seminar and took away with you some excellent tips on building your career in the sciences. Please enjoy some moments captured from the event and we look forward to seeing you at the annual conference, Beyond the Lancet: Conference on Surgical Technologies and Applications to Disease on January 28. For details please visit: https://lmpsu.sa.utoronto.ca/lmp-conference/

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LMPSU’s Secret Santa!

Hello LMP! It’s the festive time of the year again and LMPSU introduced its very first Secret Santa Event! This year, students gathered together to build gingerbread houses (a Christmas classic!) and exchanged heartfelt gifts with one another! If you couldn’t join us, that’s okay because LMPSU has more events in store for you so be sure to join us then! Check out some pics from the event here:

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LMP Second Year Specialists’ Night out!

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Second year Pathobiology Specialist students are enjoying a night out after consecutive midterms to get to know each other. The food was delicious and games like Charades and Never Have I Ever made for a fun(ny) evening.

Seminar and Board Games Night

CRISPR to Gairdner Seminar & Board Games Night!

In collaboration with the Biochemistry Undergraduate Student Society (BUSS), we had the pleasure of inviting Gairdner Award recipient, Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou to speak about his path from working with CRISPR to winning the prestigious Gairdner award. Dr. Barrangou shared many tips on searching for the path that’s right for us and spoke about ways to achieve success and satisfaction in building our careers – ranging from setting goals to drawing out venn diagrams and writing tweets!

In succession was Board Games Night! Pizza, sandwiches and fries were served and there were so many board games to choose from. Kevin’s favourite game was definitely an old time, classic, Twister. Funny how the twister board seemed to be much larger when we were younger. Many LMP students came out to enjoy some great classics such as Scrabble, Yahtzee and Cards Against Humanity. You can never be too old for any of these games.

Since there were so many good photos to choose from, please enjoy this slideshow of pics from the seminar and board games night!

Some extra fun ones:

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LMPSU General Meeting 2016

2016-2017 General Meeting, Mentorship Launch and Pub Night!

It was a cool and windy Tuesday afternoon and the med sci room begins to fill with eager LMP students. As they sit, they chatted amongst themselves, IMG_7282
meeting their mentors/mentees for the first time and the conversations buzzed on. As the execs are busy setting up the projector, we were joined by Dr. Templeton and Dr. Gotlieb.

IMG_7266We jumped right into exec introductions followed by a warm welcoming to the LMP program from both Dr. Templeton and Dr. Gotlieb. Remember guys: LMP is the name but pathobiology is the game.

This year, it was great to see many second year students attending the meeting and also running for an exec position. Each candidate had 2 minutes to introduce themselves and tell us what they hope to bring to the LMPSU this year. We began with the candidates for the 2nd year reps, who were all very eloquent and enthusiastic speakers. Next up were the graphic designers and the competition was tough. All candidates were very well prepared whether it was showing us their previous graphic design work or a short speech on their philosophy and approach to design.IMG_7278

Candidates for 3rd year rep and social committee member were also quite fierce. Each candidate was well equipped with previous experiences in connecting students through event organization. Even when asked difficult two-part questions from Sudarshan (our co-pres), all candidates responded confidently with a multitude of well thought out answers. It is safe to say that there will be some hard decisions to make when casting our ballots this year!IMG_7291

As the elections forum came to an end, we all headed over the Regal Beagle for Pub Night! The food was great, but what made it a stellar night was the people. Everyone was having a great time hanging out with old friends while making new friends, and getting to know their mentors/mentees. All in all, it was a splendid night.
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If you missed pub night or the general meeting, don’t fret. There will be more great activities throughout the year hosted by your very own LMPSU – so be sure to come out then!

Yours truly,

Tsz Ying

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LMPSU Summer BBQ 2016

As school is slowly creeping up on us again, let us reminisce and celebrate the great memories we’ve made at the 2016 LMPSU Summer BBQ.

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As the warm smell of freshly grilled patties filled the air, eager faces (both old and new) lined the grass slopes of the UTSU quad in hungry anticipation of the LMPSU’s freshly made, home-cooked burgers (from Costco)

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DSC_0272-minGrilled by our very own Internal Affairs Officer, veteran BBQ chef, and all-round awesome guy, Alan Huynh, the annual LMPSU BBQ burgers were the perfect way to welcome in the new academic year, and of course, our incoming 2nd year LMP students (welcome!).
The tight-knit LMP spirit was apparent from the very beginning, with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students alike mingling and making easy conversation with each other. A game of badminton was quickly initiated, with three people to a team as the rules were overthrown in favor of inclusivity.DSC_0348-min

 

Finally, as the sun dipped lower towards the horizon, a great day came to a great end with a communal Campfire-Song song singalong (featuring the guest appearance of a guitar and the absence of a campfire). As we come outDSC_0267-min of the summer haze and head into the school year, one thing remains certain: this will be another amazing year to be in LMP!

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~Summary Courtesy of Sudarshan Bala