Undergraduate News

Undergraduate program announcements and news.

Biochemistry Undergraduate Teaching Retreat

27 June 2018|

On June 5, 2018 faculty met in the Division of Teaching Labs new Active Collaboration Rooms to discuss active learning strategies, the biochemistry undergraduate programs and curriculum reform.  The retreat generated many great discussions around teaching, with faculty sharing their experiences and working together on the vision for undergraduate education.

Biochemistry Specialists, Class of 2018

4 May 2018|

The Biochemistry Specialist Class of 2018 is 16 strong, with interests spanning diverse areas of study, including computational biology, systems biology, protein structure/function, and cell biology. Most are bound for graduate programs or professional schools in Canada and the US.  Congratulations, Class of 2018!

Enhancing Learning of Glucose Metabolism Through Animated and Interactive Media

4 May 2018|

Stavroula Andreopoulos, Derek Ng and Sian Patterson are awarded a 2018-2020 Elevation Grant from the Advancing Teaching and Learning in Arts & Science (ATLAS) initiatives fund. The proposal “Enhancing Learning of Glucose Metabolism Through Animated and Interactive Media” builds on the previously ATLAS funded pilot project “Visual and Interactive Media for Deeper Molecular Understanding of Enzyme Kinetics” and will help further develop a long-term mutually beneficial collaboration […]

Visual and Interactive Media for Biochemistry Education

4 May 2018|

Stavroula Andreopoulos and Derek Ng, a former member of biochemistry and now faculty in the Biomedical Communications program at UTM, presented their animation and interactive media project at the 2nd annual Arts & Science Teaching & Learning Projects Showcase. ATLAS (Advancing Teaching and Learning in Arts & Science) funding supported the development of […]

Undergraduate Awards News

4 May 2018|

BCH Specialist Maria Tereshchenko is this year’s GLSE Leadership Award recipient, an award recognizing both undergraduate student leadership and scholarship.  Maria is also featured in GLSE’s “Meet Undergraduate Students” series. Congratulations Maria on such a fine achievement!

 

Graduate Student Shawn Xiong is this year’s recipient of the TATP award, the second time in two years this prestigious award has been given to a TA involved in the undergraduate course […]

2017-2018 Cohort of 2nd year Biochemistry Specialists

1 December 2017|

The first half of the academic school year is almost over and the Department of Biochemistry is pleased to welcome our incoming class of 2nd year Biochemistry Specialists.  The Biochemistry Specialist program is open to a small group of high caliber students who wish to gain an in depth understanding of the molecular mechanisms at play and practice essential critical thinking […]

2017 Biochemistry Golf Day

15 June 2017|

It was a dreary day on June 13th but it would take more than a few showers to dampen the spirits of 24 intrepid biochemists who headed out to the Flemingdon Park 9-hole Golf Course in Midtown Toronto for our annual Golf Day. Each team had its share of beginners and ringers playing a “best ball” format that allowed everyone to contribute to their team. Despite spending more than a little time […]

Welcome 2nd year Biochemistry Specialists!

28 October 2016|

The academic school year is off to a great start and the Department of Biochemistry is pleased to welcome our incoming class of Biochemistry Specialists.  The Biochemistry Specialist program is open to a small group of high caliber students who wish to pursue a career in research. This year’s cohort, see here in with Dr. Sian Patterson, 2nd from the left, has begun their laboratory training in BCH242Y, […]

2016 Biochemistry Retreat at Geneva Park

27 August 2016|

On August 25th and 26th, the Biochemistry Department held its first Retreat outside of Toronto at the Geneva Park Conference Centre near Orillia.

The turnout was terrific with 140 trainees, staff and Faculty gathering for two days to celebrate the science that we do and to enjoy each other’s company in a beautiful lakeside setting. The Retreat featured cutting-edge talks by trainees and Faculty members as well as an evening poster session […]

2016 Biochemistry Golf Day

9 August 2016|

August 9th dawned hot and steamy but that didn’t deter our hardy biochemists from heading out to Flemingdon Park 9-hole Golf Course in Midtown Toronto for our annual Golf Day. Each team had its share of beginners and ringers playing a “best ball” format that allowed everyone to contribute to their team. Despite the 32 degree heat and sticky humidity the competition was fierce with the Dead Ringers pulling out […]

2nd Year BCH Specialists 2015

Welcome Biochemistry Specialist students!

9 October 2015|

A new school year is under way and the Department of Biochemistry welcomes this year’s class of 2nd year Biochemistry Specialists. Congratulations to the 22 students who were accepted into this prestigious program. The cohort, pictured here with BCH242Y Lab TA – Stefanie Mak (far right), has started their laboratory experience, learning biochemical techniques for upcoming experiments and research.

Biochemistry – Immunology Baseball Challenge 2015

25 September 2015|

Mutants Win the Big Game!!!!

As reported in our last correspondence, the Biochemistry Department fielded a softball team aptly named The Mutants this year. Despite our winning name, we had an awful season. We lost our first 6 games, tied the next, and then lost the last game which gave us a record of 0-7-1. Despite the losses, […]