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Graduate Professional Development

Announcing our 4th Annual Postdoc and Senior PhD Professional Development Workshop

26 June 2017|

“Strategic Self-Marketing: Landing the Job”

Dates: Fridays, July 14 and July 28, 2017.

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Location: Medical Sciences Building Room 5231

Previous attendees are now at biotech, pharma, international postdoc fellowships, start-ups, knowledge translation, communications.

Attendees are expected to work a few hours outside of class to prepare career action plans, resumes, cover letters and presentations. Agenda will cover highlights in Dr. Lee’s GPD class. http://biochemistry.utoronto.ca/courses/bch2024h-professional-development/

Please register by noon […]

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Biochemistry GPD featured by NSF

10 January 2017|

Our GPD program has been highlighted as one of four North American STEM professional development programs by Council of Graduate Schools/National Science Foundation in their just published report. Check out page 27!

CGS/NSF report on STEM professional development

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GPD hosts Site Visit to Trillium Therapeutics

3 October 2016|

Nine PhD trainees and early PDFs attended Trillium Therapeutics on September 30, 2016 to meet with their President and CEO, Dr. Niclas Stiernholm and their research team. We learned all about their R & D, their innovative industry postdoctoral program, biotech culture and enjoyed some company chocolates. Thank-you to Trillium!

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Hot off the press!

22 September 2016|

Success After Graduate School” is NOW available.

Drs. Nana Lee and Reinhart Reithmeier are the co-authors of this guidebook for graduate professional development designed to help create the pathway to your dream career. Special thanks to Nikko Torres for his illustrations and book design work. Thank-you to all students and faculty who helped shape this creation!

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The 66th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists – a huge success!

27 June 2016|

On June 12-15, the 66th annual Canadian Society of Microbiologists led by co-chairs Trevor Moraes and Alex Ensminger was held at the University of Toronto hosted for the first time in over 30 years. CSM2016 was a resounding success with over 525 registrants the most ever recorded at a CSM conference. The conference was held on campus with >45 talks in MSB and >300 posters in Hart […]

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Strategic Networking for Graduate Students

19 April 2016|

Dr. Nana Lee’s article on networking was just published yesterday in University Affairs.

For those who have taken her course, hope this refreshes your notes. For future students, enjoy the strategies in advance.

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/essential-networking-tips-for-graduate-students/

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BCH Alum Vincent Nadeau and GPD featured in U of T Magazine

5 April 2016|

The Spring issue of U of T Magazine features our own GPD course and alum Vincent Nadeau. Masha Cemma, also featured in the article, is a 2012 graduate of Dr. Nana Lee’s GPD class.

http://magazine.utoronto.ca/feature/life-after-grad-school-phd-degree-careers-cynthia-macdonald/

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GPD Workshop for PDFs and Senior PhDs: Registration Now Open!

14 March 2016|

The GPD course, condensed into two full days and directed by Dr. Nana Lee, will highlight strategic communications and self-marketing to land dream careers. Workshop will be tailored to participants’ interests. Previous GPD trainees have succeeded in obtaining careers as listed here. Dates are June 3 and June 17 from 10:30 – 6 (MSB 5231) with a site visit to Janssen Pharmaceuticals Friday July 8, 10-12. PDF registration […]

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GPD featured in the Varsity

29 February 2016|

Biochemistry’s GPD course and program was highlighted in the Varsity on February 21, 2016, the University of Toronto‘s Student Newspaper since 1880.

http://thevarsity.ca/2016/02/21/what-comes-next/

 

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Mentorship Matters: The Case for Graduate Professional Development

2 February 2016|

Professor Reinhart Reithmeier and Christopher Kelleher, a PhD Candidate in English, published an article entitled “Mentorship Matters: The Case for Graduate Professional Development” in the on-line version of Academic Matters, OCUFA’s Journal of Higher Education.

http://www.academicmatters.ca/2016/01/mentorship-matters-the-case-for-graduate-professional-development/

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GPD featured in University Affairs

20 January 2016|
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Are You My Mentor?

2 December 2015|

An invited article by Professor Reinhart Reithmeier entitled “Are You My Mentor?” has been published in the Career Advice section of University Affairs:

(http://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/are-you-my-mentor/)

The article highlights the critical role a well-chosen mentor can play in a graduate student’s success in academia and beyond.