Professional development events and news.
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!
“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!
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Biochemistry’s GPD course is highlighted in today’s University Affairs.
An invited article by Professor Reinhart Reithmeier entitled “Are You My Mentor?” has been published in the Career Advice section of University Affairs:
The article highlights the critical role a well-chosen mentor can play in a graduate student’s success in academia and beyond.
From 1934-1939 Dr. Benjamin (Benny) Schachter worked in the Department of Biochemistry conducting research on female sex hormones, isolating and identifying conjugated oestrone sulphate (Premarin). To honour Benny Schachter’s memory, a donation was made to the Department by his family. The funds are being used to support an annual lectureship in his memory. The BGSU and graduate students select and host the speaker who is a graduate from our Department.