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Mini Medical School - Part II: The Medical Spectrum - Basics to Breakthroughs

Thursday Evenings, April 12 - May 17, 2018
The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, Amphitheatre
7 p.m to 9 p.m

The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine is proud to offer its "Mini Medical School", a unique 6 week series of innovative and entertaining lectures. Join us as we discover the second part of "The Medical Spectrum: Basics to Breakthroughs" tackling clinical issues and exploring research being conducted at the University of Ottawa.

Register on the CPD Events website.

Note: These lectures are only in English.

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 – 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!


Let’s Talk Cancer – a Let’s Talk Science event

Friday, May 4, 2018
Roger Guindon Hall
451 Smyth Road
All-day event

Let’s Talk Science and its partners offer unique opportunities for youth to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Let’s Talk Cancer at the University of Ottawa is a free one-day event for Grade 11 and 12 students hosted by Let’s Talk Science and the Canadian Cancer Society’s Research Information Outreach Team (RIOT). The day-long event will be filled with hands-on learning activities along with speakers from many different cancer fields, including a surgeon, a cancer survivor and many cancer researchers. 

To learn more about classroom workshops and/or registration for the symposium, please contact: Katherine Baxter (

Note: This event will be in English only. Open to high school students only (Grades 11-12).


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.


Doors Open Ottawa – uOttawa Faculty of Medicine

Sunday, June 3, 2018
uOttawa Faculty of Medicine
451 Smyth Rd (Roger Guindon Hall – RGN)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Founded in 1945, uOttawa’s Faculty of Medicine is a leader in medical education and research. With 1,000+ rooms including labs and state-of-the-art facilities, RGN is home to physicians‐in-training, aspiring scientists, and some of Canada’s top researchers.

Hear from uOBMRI and CI3 researchers about their fascinating discoveries in the treatment of brain‐related illness and infections and inflammatory diseases.

Guided tours (En). Min. age : 6yrs.

OC Transpo route: please visit

More than 250 visitors were welcomed to the Faculty at last year’s Doors Open Ottawa!

Discover Doors Open Ottawa.

Note: Guided tours of the Faculty of Medicine will be in English only.




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