News Archive: 2013

25 February 2013:
Public health internship symposium

Monday, February 25, 2013, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Purvis Hall, Room 25

Come learn about what three public health students have learned and accomplished in their internships:

Iris Lui, MScPh Candidate:
Ensuring Access to Generic Anti-retroviral Drugs in Middle- and Low-income Countries: factors influencing production, regulation and provision to people living with HIV in middle- and low-income countries

Mirna Panic, MScPH Candidate:
Surveillance - Intervention and Evaluation Tools

Claudia Vadeboncoeur, MScPH Candidate:
Haiti's scale-up and strategies towards maternal mortality reduction

Read the abstracts for these presentations here.

21 February 2013:
Seminar: How to get published

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm
Purvis Hall, Room 25

Faculty members and seasoned reviewers Dr. Jay Kaufman and Dr. Madhu Pai presented their best advice on how to get your work published including how to choose a journal, respond to reviews, and deal with inevitable rejections. See their slides here.

18 February 2013: 5 à 7

Please join us for the next EBOSS 5 à 7 (happy hour) at Thomson House on Monday, February 18 at 5:00pm, right after the Epidemiology seminar. Come get to know your classmates even better over a drink or two!

30 January 2013: Seminar:
How to submit your thesis

Wednesday, January 30 2013, 4:00-5:00pm
Purvis Hall, Room 24

At this seminar, Katherine Hayden will review with administrative procedures for submitting an MSc and PhD thesis and professors Rebecca Fuhrer and Theresa Gyorkos will lead an interactive discussion about the content and process of preparing and submitting your thesis. We hope to see you there!

26 January 2013: Let's go skating

Come skating with EBOSS and all the rest of your classmates and colleagues! Saturday, January 26, 2:00pm at Parc Lafontaine. Admission is free; skate rental is not (but you can bring your own skates).

21 January 2013: 5 à 7

Please join us for the next EBOSS 5 à 7 (happy hour) at Thomson House on Monday, January 21 at 5:00pm, right after the Epidemiology seminar. Come get to know your classmates even better over a drink or two! Furthermore: NACHOS!

12-13 January 2013
Scientific Computing Bootcamp

Is your code a haphazard mess? Never seem to be able to find what you're looking for? Do you simply want to be more efficient? Then you might want to attend a two-day Scientific Computing Bootcamp this weekend, presented by Software Carpentry and hosted by EBOSS. Software Carpentry's goal is to:

[...] help scientists be more productive by teaching them basic computing skills. Our approach combines short, intensive workshops with self-paced online instruction. The benefits are more reliable results and higher productivity: a day a week is common, and a ten-fold improvement isn't rare.

The workshop is language-independent and requires minimal previous knowledge of coding.

When: 12 and 13 January, 9:00-16:30
Where: Purvis Hall
Cost: $20 (includes lunch)