Posts By: Ivy Hon

Crushing Impostor Phenomenon in Science

Dear BME community member, 

 

Do you experience feelings of isolation and imposter phenomenon in graduate school? If you’re unsure, you can take this test to find out: http://impostortest.nickol.as/. Most graduate students do, but not many talk about it. 

 

We are inviting you to participate in this conversation, through an initiative titled “Crushing Imposter Phenomenon in Science”!

 

We aim to minimize patterns of Imposter Phenomenon by highlighting diversity in science. For each event, speaker(s) will present their experience as a minority in STEM and provide tips for students facing Imposter Phenomenon. The event will include a workshop geared towards hands-on and reflective activities to enable students to solidify take-home tips and tools. 

 

Our next event will be held on November 30th @ 5-6pm! Please see the poster below for information about our speaker, Dr. Julie Brill, or our website for more information about our initiative. This event is funded by the Graduate Student Wellness Grant offered by Graduate and Life Science Education in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. 

 

To register for this event, please fill out this registration link. Once registered, you will receive a personalized zoom link to join the event on November 30th. 

 

Many students experience feelings of imposter phenomenon during graduate school, you’re not alone! Join us in sharing and relating our experiences with experienced scientists who have developed ways to help overcome these feelings of isolation. 

 

The Crush Impostor Phenomenon Team

crushimpostorphenomenon@gmail.com

 

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Communicating Science to Skeptics

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How do we have conversations with science skeptics?

This fall, the U of T Science Communication Club presents Communicating Science to Skeptics, a workshop focused on fostering trust through science communication. Join us for a Q&A and networking session with Concordia University representatives after the event to discover opportunities emerging in science communication!


Date: Friday, November 19th, 2021

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM EST

Venue: Zoom (link to be announced)

Register to attend: scicomm-skeptics.eventbrite.ca


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U of T Science Communication Club (SCC)


BSI: Science & Society Conference

This online conference will take place on February 26th and 27th, 2022. The intent is to have an accessible conference where international scholars will present their research to a broad audience. The conference will be broadcast live and last year we had 1200 registrants from over 100 countries around the globe.

Conference topics include: infectious diseases, cancer, chronic diseases, biotechnology and bioinformatics.

 

Once registered (at no cost), participants join the live conference by following the Zoom link provided. Presentations are selected from submitted Abstracts, by an international committee. Those not selected for oral presentations will be invited to present a digital poster. Prizes are awarded for the top oral and poster presentations.

 

I ask that you please circulate this announcement to all trainees – undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and medical trainees – at your institution. We invite their participation in this conference.

 

Thank you,

Isabel Clark

 

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on behalf of BSI Conference Committee

Beyondsciences.org/conference2022

 

Accompanying announcement:


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The Beyond Sciences Initiative will be hosting the 7th Annual Remote

International Conference: Science & Society, on Feb 26 and 7, 2022.

Registration and Abstract submissions are now open  – and free. A number of

generously sponsored awards are designated for top presenters.

 

Please see below and attached for more information.

The Abstract deadline is November 19th 2021.

 

Please circulate the announcement among your colleagues.

 

Regards

 

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on behalf of BSI Conference Committee

Beyondsciences.org/conference2022

 


Canadian Children, Youth and Communities Health In | Equity Conference

The Canadian Children, Youth and Communities (CCYC) Health In | Equity Conference is an interdisciplinary conference, offered online, November 27, 2021. It is designed to bring together pediatric health and allied health care professionals to address health care inequities from birth to adolescence using a family-centred approach.

 

This conference is for professionals in academic and community settings nationwide who are looking to inform their practice with a health equity lens. Anyone seeking approaches to address barriers in accessing health care and ways in which to implement these approaches may find the conference helpful.

 

Learn more about the program and speakers, and register on the CCYC conference website: https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/ccyc/

 

Contact:

Ben Singer
Marketing Content Specialist

Continuing Professional Development

Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
500 University Avenue, 6th floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7
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GMCA | Beginner Case Competition 2021

Upcoming Event: Social Media: Survive or Thrive

We are hosting a virtual beginner case competition designed to help trainees practice collaboratively solving business challenges and developing recommendations for evaluation by judges from top consulting firms. For more information please see this linked event package

 

About Us:

 

Our mission is to provide graduate and post-doctoral trainees with resources, networking opportunities, and practical experience required to transition successfully into consulting and related industries.

 

Our Impact at U of T:

 

·       We educate and train a cohort of 400+ new trainees each academic year, via in-person and online programming.

·       We connect trainees with Top 25 consulting firms and graduate alumni in various sectors including: healthcare, life sciences, strategy, and technology.

·       Over the last 3 years, >75% of participants from our most competitive programming now hold jobs in consulting or related industries.

 


GMCA Contact

Stephanie Tran

Director of Marketing & Communications

Graduate Management Consulting Association – Canada

e: info@gmcacanada.ca

w: www.GMCAcanada.com

 


International women in science career career series

Sent on behalf of MoGen GSA’s International Student Liaison

 

The Department of Molecular Genetics is hosting the International Women in Science speaker series and our focus is on the career discovery journey. Navigating challenges in grad school is no easy task, added to it the uncertainty of pandemic times and what the future holds can be nerve-wracking!

 

This series brings onboard speakers from across the globe who share their experiences in different academic and non-academic careers after grad school, their stories of transitions, avenues of success and challenges, with the aim of broadening our understanding of the world beyond grad school.

 

Come join us for a fun conversation with this seminar’s speakers Dr Vineetha Raghavan, a research-grant manager who will talk about her experiences in grant management and research administration.  Our second speaker Dr Sarah Hyder is an independent consultant working in association with the Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology, in the realms of public engagement, grant management and science communication.

Join us for the event on October 27th, 2021 between 9.30 am – 10.30 am EST to learn more about diverse career options in science. 

Hear directly from the speakers about their experiences while navigating these career paths and also get a chance to interact!

The seminar is on October 27th, 2021 at 9.30 am EST. Please register using this form.


SPIE & OSA General Meeting and Election

Dear BME grad students,
The SPIE & OSA Student Chapter of UofT has its general meeting and election coming up!
SPIE and OSA are the largest international societies for optics and photonics and our student chapter offers exciting opportunities at UofT, such as social activities, academic seminars, professional workshops, and networking with peers and professionals in the field.

The meeting will be held virtually, starting at 6pm on Wednesday September 29th, 2021.
Students who register and attend will receive $5 Second Cup gift cards!

Meeting agenda:

– Intro for new members, year in review

– Discuss member benefits: scholarships, conference travel grants, etc.

– Election of executive team for 2021-2022


If you are not a member, but are involved in optics and photonics related research, read SPIE/OSA journals, or attend SPIE/OSA conferences, feel free to attend to learn more about the chapter! 

Best regards,

UofT SPIE & OSA Student Chapter Executive Team


MINDS Conference 2021 – mental health in academia

Hello,

Are you interested in learning more about how to support your and others’ mental health in an academic setting? Want to share your story and hear about others’ experiences? Join us for the Mental health – INternationally Delivering Support (MINDS) Conference 2021, which will include sessions and speakers covering diverse topics related to mental health in academia!

WHAT: MINDS Conference 2021
WHEN: Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 with sessions over 24 hours for registrants across the globe
WHERE: Virtual (on Zoom)
COST: FREE with optional donation to Dragonfly Mental Health! Dragonfly is an international organization that develops programming to support academics in their mental health

REGISTER TODAY! https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mindsinacademia.com%2Fregistration-page&data=04%7C01%7Cundergrad.bme%40utoronto.ca%7C7058930c86154dfcb54208d97c8d9307%7C78aac2262f034b4d9037b46d56c55210%7C0%7C0%7C637677769763801212%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=W%2B6ZskbrcaJznJxj97VZyJE5kggb4Wa73%2F6OxdbXl%2Bw%3D&reserved=0

We have also partnered up with Let’s Talk Grad Wellness (LTGW), which is an initiative founded by graduate students with the support of Graduate and Life Sciences Education (GLSE) to help us promote wellness in our labs, across campus, and across our community.
LTGW provides students with a wellness package and is implementing a “wellness tracker”, where you can receive co-curricular record (CCR) credits at UofT for participating in mental health and wellness related events.

As a MINDS conference attendee, you will be able to receive CCR credits for being a part of our global conversation on mental health in academia. More information on how to obtain your CCR credit and wellness resources will be provided after the conference.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at minds.conference@gmail.com and follow us on social media (links below) to receive the latest updates.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Sincerely,

Aleksandra Markhovskaia, Alaa Alsaafin, Alexandra Malinowski, and Alison Jee on behalf of the MINDS Conference Organizers

Twitter: @MindsConference
LinkedIn: Mental Health INternationally Delivering Support (MINDS)
Facebook: @minds.conference
Instagram: minds.conference

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MINDS Conference 2021 – mental health in academia

Hello,

Are you interested in learning more about how to support your and others’ mental health in an academic setting? Want to share your story and hear others’ experiences?

Join us for the Mental health – INternationally Delivering Support (MINDS) 2021 Conference! This international, virtual, one-day event, which will be held on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, will include sessions and speakers covering diverse topics related to mental health in academia. The conference will take place over the span of 24 hours in four blocks over the day to allow for attendees to tune in from anywhere across the globe. Please visit our website to learn more about the schedule and participating speakers!

Mental health is a concern for many in academia, from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early career researchers, to staff and Faculty. We want to address these issues as a community through centralizing global resources and tools on our website and providing a space to discuss mental health in academia together through our international conference! Learn more about our mission here!

Register TODAY for the MINDS 2021 Conference at mindsinacademia.com! Registration is FREE with the option of donating to Dragonfly Mental Health, a well-recognized international organization that develops programming to support academics in their mental health. You can also “donate” mental health resources at registration for us to add on our website!

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at minds.conference@gmail.com and follow us on social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram) to receive the latest updates.

To register please visit https://www.mindsinacademia.com/registration-page

We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Sincerely,

Aleksandra Markhovskaia, Alaa Alsaafin, Alexandra Malinowski, and Alison Jee on behalf of the MINDS Conference Organizers


Research Participants Aged 18-40 Years Needed for Remote Vital Signs Imaging

Research Participants Aged 18-40 Years Needed for Remote Vital Signs Imaging
Researchers at the Biophotonics Lab (ECE/BME) are currently recruiting participants for a study examining non-contact monitoring of vital signs (heart rate, breathing rate) using a camera. The study involves sitting or standing in front of a camera for short durations. A reference vital signs recording will be obtained using adhesive electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors attached to your body and a finger-attached pulse oximeter. 
You are eligible to participate if you meet the following requirements:    
1) between 18 – 40 years of age, and
2) are part of the University of Toronto community (student, employee), and
3) healthy (i.e. no major health conditions and not taking medication), and
4) able to perform moderate physical activity for 30-second intervals to elevate your heart rate and breathing rate.
If you answered yes to all of the above criteria and are interested in participating, please complete the following, please complete the following Google Form. If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Kuramoto by e-mail at Lindsay.Kuramoto@mail.utoronto.ca. Please do not send sensitive personal information via e-mail.
You will be compensated for your time at a rate of $8/thirty minutes. The study takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete. This study has received ethics clearance through the Research Ethics Board at the University of Toronto.  The risks associated with participating in this study are minimal and will be explained to you by the experimenter upon verifying that you are eligible to participate. Please note that participation is limited and replying to this advertisement does not guarantee participation. 
We are taking precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19. The lab equipment and environment will be sanitized before and after your visit. Only one lab member will be present in the room, and appropriate physical distance will be maintained when possible. It is important to note that parts of this study will require you to temporarily remove your mask. During these times, the lab member will remain behind a plastic sheet to minimize transmission risk.
Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to hearing from you soon.




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