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The Faculty of Medicine Postdoctoral Association 10th Annual Postdoctoral Research Day

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Atrium + Amphitheatre B (room 2003), Roger Guindon Hall
10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Faculty’s innovations at the 10th Annual Postdoctoral Research Day, an event showcasing the cutting-edge work carried out every day by our researchers at the Faculty of Medicine.

Let yourself be captivated by science as you meet the Faculty’s researchers over light refreshents during the 2:30 poster session. Round out the day with a keynote presentation at 3:30 by Dr. Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada, current Faculty of Medicine professor, and former VP Research at uOttawa, followed by a reception at 4:30.

Come, meet, ask questions – see first-hand what it’s like to be a researcher at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine.

Staff, faculty and learners welcome!

For the full schedule of activities, please email the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine Postdoctoral Association.

Note: This event will be in English only


Faculty of Medicine New Professor Seminar Series

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Faculty of Medicine, 451 Smyth Rd 
Room 3248
3 p.m to 4 p.m.
Reception from 4 p.m., 3rd floor, employee lounge

Everybody welcome! Come and meet our new professors and learn about their research in plain language at our New Professor Seminar Series.

Harnessing the power of data linkage between metabolomics, clinical and health administrative databases from Ontario, Canada: Modeling and risk prediction for perinatal and pediatric health outcomes

Steven Hawken, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health 

Understanding ion channel dysfunctions in heart disease

Wenbin Liang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Information: Julie Castonguay, 613-562-5800 x8116,

Note: These lectures are only in English.


Faculty of Medicine Professorial Promotions and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Faculty of Medicine, 451 Smyth Rd 
Amphitheatre 2005
6 p.m.
Reception to follow.

This ceremony honours our faculty members who have been deservedly promoted in their academic ranks and those who have demonstrated excellence in their academic activities and contributions to the life of the Faculty.


The Dean’s “Ask me anything” Networking Event

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Dooly’s, 2277 Gladwin Cres., Ottawa
5 p.m.

This event has been organized to provide networking opportunities between trainees in the graduate and medical programs (Med, Grad & Post-Grad students). 

We will also be featuring the dean of the Faculty of Medicine, vice-deans, program directors and professors, including Dr. Alireza Jalali, Dr. John Leddy, Dr. Christopher Ramnanan, Dr. Alain Stintzi and many more.

Free pool and appetizers will be provided (as well as great company!).

Our last event was a huge success—read about it here!

Questions? Please email

Hope to see you all!

- The Translational Research and Educational Programs Committee


uOttawa Alumni Week: Why do we vaccinate our kids?

Saturday, April 28
Social Science Building
120 University Street, Room 4007
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Nicole Le Saux from the Faculty of Medicine to learn about the incredible progress and gains that immunization programs have made over the past 50 years. Dr. Le Saux will discuss why immunization has been recognized as one of the most significant public health achievements of all time. Register now!


uOttawa Alumni Week – Episodes in Medical History: Astonishing, Appalling or Amazing?

Tuesday, May 1
Alex Trebek Alumni Hall
Johnson Room, 157 Séraphin Marion
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Join Professor Susan Lamb, resident historian at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine, to explore episodes in the history of medicine reflecting complex contemporary themes such as transgender identity, the “Black Lives Matter” movement and residential schools. After the lecture, the floor will be open for discussion, so you can say which episodes astonished, appalled or amazed. Register now!


uOttawa Alumni Week – Advances in Brain Research: Neuroplasticity

Wednesday, May 2
Roger Guindon Hall (RGN)
Room 2005, 451 Smyth Rd
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

How do we learn? Recall past events? Recognize familiar faces? Acquire new skills? Make everyday decisions based on past experiences? These are some of the deepest and most complex questions addressed by neuroscience. Part of the answers to these questions lies in the cells and circuits of the brain and its stunning ability to constantly adapt and change, known as neuroplasticity.

Dr. Jean-Claude Béïque will present some of the current theories and discoveries shaping our still-rudimentary understanding of the brain and how its plasticity mechanisms contribute to our amazing ability to learn and remember. Register now!


Save the Dates – uOttawa MedShow 2018

Friday, May 4 (Opening night)
Saturday, May 5 (Matinee & evening show)

The annual MedShow, a musical performance by second-year uOttawa MD students, will be taking place on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, consisting of two evening shows and one matinee. This year’s show put on by MD Class of 2021 will feature a riveting battle between superheroes and villains! Tickets will go on sale several weeks before the event. More information to come; stay-tuned!

Note: This event will be in English only.


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