Undergraduate News

Undergraduate program announcements and news.

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, […]

2015 Biochemistry Golf Day

14 July 2015|

July 14th saw the Biochemistry Department gathering once again for an exciting day of golf. Held at the Flemingdon 9-hole Golf Course in Midtown Toronto the threat of rain didn’t deter our intrepid golfers. Eight teams composed of beginners and experienced players enjoyed a “best ball” format that ensured that all golfers were able to contribute to their team’s effort. And it was a squeaker with the Pathological Lab Mates […]

Research Day 2015

21 May 2015|

More than 200 attendees and 80 posters contributed to another highly successful Research Day. Held in the Medical Sciences Auditorium with posters in the Stone Lobby, we also enjoyed a BBQ lunch on the “patio” in between.

As always, the calibre of science was extremely high, featuring research talks from trainees and our newest faculty members, as well as excellent poster presentations. We also enjoyed our annual Theo Hofmann Lecture (this year by […]

Sympascho Young

Sympascho Young wins GLSE Undergraduate Student Leadership Award!

5 May 2015|

Congratulations to Sympascho Young on winning one of three Graduate and Life Sciences Education Undergraduate Student Leadership Awards!

The award recognises academically high achieving students involved in mentoring, student unions, student life and university governance. For the nomination submission, Sympascho wrote an inspiring Leadership Philosophy and Activity statement detailing his journey to effective leadership.

Dr. Sian Patterson receiving teaching award

Sian Patterson wins 2015 Faculty of Medicine Teaching Award!

10 March 2015|

Congratulations to Dr. Sian Patterson on winning the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Life Sciences Award 2015.

The award recognises Sian’s sustained excellence in teaching, coordination and development of undergraduate courses in Arts and Science offered by the Basic Sciences Departments. Student testimonials describe Sian’s mastery of Biochemistry and her exceptional capacity to engage and foster enthusiasm for learning.

The award will be presented at the annual Education Achievement Celebration on […]

Biochemistry undergrad student Moustafa Abdalla named Rhodes Scholar

6 December 2014|

U of T News” reports on 2 of the 11 Canadian students who will be heading to Oxford for postgraduate studies next year as 2015 Rhodes Scholars.

Moustafa Abdalla is studying biochemistry and physiology at the Faculty of Arts and Science. He plans to “study computational biology and computational medicine research at Oxford, and hopes to one day contribute to the advancement of medicine through the ethical use of technology […]