Feb 5 Deadline: Wilson Leadership Scholar Award

The Wilson Leadership Scholar Award recognizes Canada’s promising undergraduate students, cultivating their untapped potential and preparing them to serve as the nation’s next generation of leaders.

More details are available at http://wilsonleader.ca/.

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Dec 13: Dialogue on Disclosure Webinar (Lime Connect)

NEW! Join Lime Connect for a discussion around disclosure on Tuesday, December 13 (@8:30PM EST). Lime Connect’s Director of Professional Development, Rene Forsythe, will lead a conversation around whether disclosure is right for you and when and how to do it most effectively. We’ll also discuss how to set yourself up for success during the interview process and throughout your employment.

Please submit any closed captioning requests to Rene.Forsythe@limeconnect.com by December 9 at 12PM EST.

Log in or register to The Lime Network ( http://www.limeconnect.com/my_lime/) to join the webinar.

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Making it to the Break 2.0 (Student Wellness Centre)


Join the Student Wellness Centre for ‘Making it to the Break 2.0,’ a drop-in skills building group that will provide students with concrete tools to help them survive the next few weeks. We will talk about wiring of the brain, how to manage overwhelming feelings, procrastination, and tools to help with sleep.

When: Thursday November 24th, December 1st, December 8th
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Where: SWELL, MUSC B118

No sign-up necessary—just show up (to one, two, or all three)!

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Thurs, Dec 1: Investor Pitch Event: THE BEST OF THE FORGE

Detailed agenda is available from this link.


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Thurs, Nov 24: Mademoiselle le Docteur: A History of Women Physicians in Western Europe and North America

Speaker: Dr. Ellen Amster, Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of History, McMaster University

Title: Mademoiselle le Docteur:  A History of Women Physicians in Western Europe and North America

Thursday November 24
MDCL 3020 (Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery)

Abstract: What challenges face women as doctors?  Women have been medical practitioners from ancient times, but modern professionalization was a profoundly masculine process.  This talk explores how women in North America and Europe overcame gender, legal, institutional, and interpersonal barriers to become doctors.  In turn, what has the entry of women to medicine brought to the profession?  The rise of women doctors went hand-in-hand with women’s rights, women’s suffrage, and greater advocacy for issues in women’s health.

Biography: Ellen Amster is the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at McMaster University and Associate Professor in the Departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Department of History.  She has conducted 15 years of medical fieldwork in Morocco, served as a translator for an ocular surgery mission, and created a global health field course in maternal and infant health from her 2013 book, Medicine and the Saints:  Science, Islam, and the Colonial Encounter in Morocco.  Current research interests include the history of public health, birth, Islamic science, and colonial medicine.

There will also be a book signing by Department of Psychiatry author and clinician Dr. John Deadman for his book,Moving Out of the Shadows: A History of Forensic Psychiatry in Hamilton.  Books will be available for purchase.  Please join us and the Department of Psychiatry in congratulating Dr. Deadman on his achievement.

This talk is co-sponsored by:

Federation of Medical Women of Canada
Hannah History of Medicine Unit McMaster University
Gender and Health Initiative, Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Family Medicine
Department of History
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences
Academic Women’s Success and Mentorship, McMaster University

The History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Speaker Series is made possible by an endowment from Associated Medical Services (AMS).




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Feb App Deadline: Amgen Scholars Japan Program

Amgen Scholars is hosted at two premier universities in Japan. Undergraduates worldwide are eligible to apply to participate at one or both of the host institutions. Each host institution has its own application process.

More details are available from the Amgen Scholars website.

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APP DEADLINE: STAND UP Pitch Competition

The STAND UP Pitch Competition takes place each year near the end of the Fall semester. Students must submit the online application below by November 10, 2016 at Midnight in order to attend a pitch training and registration workshop on November 16th before being chosen to compete in the pitch competition at the end of the month (November 23rd).

Finalists are given only two minutes to pitch and impress the judges and the audience for a chance to take home up to $2,500.

This event is an excellent opportunity for students to show what they’ve been working on, and for The Forge to support the most high-potential startups with prize money.

More details are available from The Forge’s website.

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