Graduate Studies
Student Update
Hilary Brown & Kathryn Nicholson
December 13th, 2013
Graduate Studies Student Update
Awards & Distinctions
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2013 Vanier Scholarships:
Mauricio Rodriguez-Torres (Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Jonathan McLeod (Biomedical Engineering)
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2013 CIHR National Student Poster Competition:
Gold medal: Physiology and Pharmacology
Silver medals: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Epidemiology
and Biostatistics, Physiology and Pharmacology
Honourable mention: Anatomy and Cell Biology,
Microbiology and Immunology, Physiology and
Pharmacology
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Awards & Distinctions
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3-Minute Thesis Competition:
1st place, Western University; Ontario Participant’s Choice
winner: Michael Taylor (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
2nd place, Western University: Shelly Sandiford
(Biochemistry)
Finalists, Western University: Katherine Lee (Physiology and
Pharmacology), Selma Saadaldin (Medical Biophysics)
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Conference Poster Competition Winners:
Canadian Society for Immunology (Microbiology and
Immunology)
Canadian Lipoprotein Conference (Biochemistry)
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Research Highlights
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Omar Mohamed El-Halfawy (Microbiology and Immunology):
First author on paper examining Burkholderia cenocepacia and
a potential new mechanism for antibiotic resistance, featured in
London Free Press and PLOS Blog
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Ryan Gillespie (Physiology and Pharmacology): Paper on gene in
bone cells that has implications for metabolism, featured in
Nature Reviews
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Donna Cveetkovic (Physiology and Pharmacology): First author
on paper examining kisspeptins, which can turn non-invasive
cancer cells into invasive cells, published in Endocrinology
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Scholarly Activities
Activity
20th Annual Research Day and
Murray Barr Lecture
Alternative Careers in Science
Workshop
Department
Anatomy and Cell Biology
Anatomy and Cell Biology
BME Symposium
Biomedical Engineering
Diabetes Research Day
Physiology and Pharmacology
Student Thesis Presentation Day
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Annual Infection and Immunity
Research Forum
Microbiology and Immunology
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Charitable Activities
Event
Department
Recipients of Funds
Volleyball Tournament
Schulich-Wide
Arthritis Society
Open Mic Night
Schulich-Wide
Children’s Health
Foundation ($300)
Trivia Night
Schulich-Wide
Children’s Health
Foundation ($600)
Pancake Day
Physiology and Pharmacology
United Way ($700)
Walk to Fight Arthritis
Physiology and Pharmacology
Arthritis Society
($4,200)
Lake Ontario Swim
(Samantha Whiteside)
Microbiology and Immunology
Because I am a Girl
($18,000)
Holiday Party
Biochemistry
Women’s Community
House
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Volunteer Activities
Activity
Department
Let’s Talk Science
Schulich-Wide, Pathology, Medical
Biophysics, Biochemistry
London Brain Bee
Neuroscience / Brain and Mind
Institute
Take Your Kid to Work Day
Neuroscience / Brain and Mind
Institute
Strong Bones, Strong Minds,
Strong Muscles
Schulich-Wide
Discovery Day at Western
Schulich-Wide
GradCast
(Radio Show on CHRW)
University-Wide, Physiology and
Pharmacology
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Schulich Students’ Council Plans
(2013 – 2014)
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Development of Graduate Students’ Council website
Ongoing talks with Schulich Communications about increasing
Grad student profile in Schulich
Encouragement of cohesion among graduate departments
within the Schulich through organization of volunteer and
social activities
Increase in interaction and collaboration with other Schulich
Students’ Councils (Medicine & Dentistry)
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2013.12.13 Graduate Studies Student Update