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IMS Career Seminar Series

The Institute of Medical Science (IMS) Career Seminar Series is an IMS Students' Association-led initiative designed to provide graduate students with the opportunity to meet with representatives from various scientific-related careers in an informal setting. We are inviting any graduate students at the University of Toronto to attend, free of charge. The details for our April seminars are as follows:

"A Career In Academia"

When: April 5th, 12:00 - 2:00 pm Where: Princess Margaret Hospital room 7-605

Panel discussion examining the pros and cons of a career in academia featuring:

  • Gillian Einstein (Ph.D.; Dept of Psychology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Sciences, IMS)
  • William Hutchison (Ph.D.; Dept of Surgery, Dept of Physiology, IMS)
  • Derek van der Kooy (Ph.D.; Dept of Medical Biophysics, Dept of Molecular Genetics, IMS)
  • Freda Miller (Ph.D.; Dept of Molecular Genetics, Dept of Physiology, IMS)
  • Cindi Morshead (Ph.D.; Dept of Surgery, Dept of Rehabilitation Science, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, IMS)

Please RSVP to as seating is limited

A light lunch will be provided

"A Graduate Student Alumni Perspective"

When: April 12th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm Where: MaRS/TMDT 4-204


Panel discussion about the transition from graduate school to the working world featuring:

  • Gabriella Farcas Chan (Vice President Legal Affairs, Cytodiagnostics Inc., JD, PhD)
  • Lilian Doss (Program Developer for Ontario Community and Aboriginal Health Centers, MSc)
  • David Kideckel (Territory Manager at Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, PhD)

Please RSVP to as seating is limited

Refreshments / snacks will be provided

"Careers in Global Health and Health Policy"

When: Thursday, April 26th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm Where: MaRS/TMDT 4-204

Panel discussion examining current career opportunities in global health and health policy featuring:

  • Pamela Kanellis (Program Officer with Grand Challenges Canada, PhD)
  • Nathan Doidge (Manager, Planner and Project Management, UHN, Joint Department of Medical Imaging, MHSc., HBASc)
  • Jessica Fullerton (Infection Control Practitioners UHN, B.Sc., M.Sc.)

Please RSVP to as seating is limited

Refreshments / snacks will be provided

The IMS also has career information sessions in medicine, scientific/medical writing & publishing, clinical trial management and science entrepreneurship that are being planned for May and June. Stay tuned!!!