Student Seminar Series: 2012-2013

Who/Where/When/Why Do a Postdoc? A Panel Discussion

Date/time: Wednesday, May 29th, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Place: Purvis Hall, Room 25

A panel discussion where EBOH students had the opportunity to have all of their burning questions regarding postdocs answered!

Speakers: Tibor Schuster, Kris Filion, Sam Harper, Jenn Hutcheon (UBC), and David Buckeridge

Career seminar

Date/time: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 4:00pm
Purvis Hall solarium

Students gathered to hear about the career paths of EBOH department alumni and ask them questions. Speakers included:

Public health internship symposium

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

Three MSc Public Health students discussed 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
Ms. Iris Lui completed a summer internship with UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. She was primarily involved in helping to design and creating a Journal Supplement that will provide an overview of the process from the manufacturing to the provision of anti-retro viral drugs and the regulations involved with such a process. This talk will focus on some current issues regarding access to anti-retro viral drugs in low- and middle-income countries, why we saw the need for such a publication, what is involved in this process, and what is in store for anti-retro viral drugs in the future.

Mirna Panic, MScPH Candidate: Surveillance - Intervention and Evaluation Tools
The construction of surveillance systems is central to the implementation and evaluation of most public health programs, as well as infectious disease monitoring and control. As part of a practicum within the Montreal DSP, Ms. Mirna Panic has worked on the reportable disease notification system and the development of a surveillance program for injection-related deaths using Coroner Data.

Claudia Vadeboncoeur, MScPH Candidate: Haiti's scale-up and strategies towards maternal mortality reduction
Ms Claudia Vadeboncoeur completed a summer internship with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Haiti. Her work mainly focused on reproductive health and maternal mortality reduction. This talk will focus on the strategies taken by Haiti to reduce the high maternal mortality rate, these include increasing family planning, opening direct-entry midwifery schools, increasing the number of clinics and hospitals etc.

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 Dr. Pai's slides
See Dr. Kaufman's slides

How to Submit Your Thesis

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

At this seminar, Katherine Hayden reviewed administrative procedures for submitting an MSc and PhD thesis and professors Rebecca Fuhrer and Theresa Gyorkos led an interactive discussion about the content and process of preparing and submitting your thesis. Read the notes from this seminar here.

Film screening: Snow

November 29, 2012, 4:30pm @ Purvis Hall, Room 25

Discussion and screening of the short film Snow, "a short live action film based on the true story of Dr. John Snow, the father of epidemiology."

How to choose a supervisor

November 20, 2012, 4:30pm @ Purvis Hall, Room 25
Speakers: Dr. Christina Wolfson (faculty), Jeremy Labrecque (PhD candidate)

Choosing a supervisor is a difficult and important part of grad school. Do you have a supervisor yet? No?! Having difficulty deciding? Not sure what you should be looking for in supervisor? This seminar was designed to help you make the right choice. PPT Download Dr. Wolfson's slides here.

Lunch and Learn Series: Branches of Epidemiology

Brief presentations by faculty, for new students to learn about the various branches of epidemiology via the research currently being conducted in the department.