COVID Town Hall for School of Medicine
|As we begin 2021, please mark your calendar and join us for a virtual Town Hall. A panel of experts will review recent COVID news, operations and logistics for School of Medicine faculty and staff on Thursday, January 7 at 9 a.m.
Join the Town Hall
The live Zoom meeting is limited to 500 attendees, first-come, first-served. The meeting will be recorded and we will send a link to the recording to all School of Medicine faculty and staff.
We have allowed for an expanded Q&A session and welcome your questions via the Zoom chatbox.
For anyone unable to attend, please pre-submit your questions to Susan Reichert here.
SEVP Guidance for Spring 2021
I wrote in December about the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s (SEVP) would continue to apply its fall 2020 federal guidance through spring 2021. As a result, international students will be able to engage in distance learning that exceeds existing regulatory limits in light of the pandemic’s ongoing public health risks and safety concerns.
ISS’ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates website now includes information about Spring 2021 SEVP Guidance. Please take your time when reading this information and pay particular attention to how the status of your SEVIS record in Spring 2020, when the COVID-10 guidance was released, determines your options for maintaining status in Spring 2021.
We understand that this information is complicated and can affect students’ academic plans. We also acknowledge that students may need assistance in evaluating their individual circumstances for maintaining status. ISS is here to help. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to support you.
We hope you are enjoying a restful winter break and look forward to supporting you in 2021!
Marielena Maggio, M.A.
Director, International Student Services, PDSO & ARO
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Jan 21 Global Career Chat: Dr. Block, Notch Therapeutics
The University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, invite you (for free!) to monthly Global Third Thursdays Career Chats hosted by Dr. Nana Lee.
Recordings of previous guests include:
Please look out for future monthly invites from Dr. Nana Lee's LinkedIn and Twitter (@NanaLee03).
The guest for this month on Jan 21 at 7-8 pm EST is Dr. Gregory Block, Senior VP of Corporate Development, Notch Therapeutics.
To register, follow the link on this page:
Jethro Prinston, MSc at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals "How I Landed my Biotech Job during Covid"
Peng Leong, PhD, MBA at Bioage, Chief Business Officer
Julie Shi, PhD at Bristol Myers Squibb - recording coming soon on GLSE youtube channel.
Applied Anatomy Q&A Session
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Time and time again, our students tell us our Master of Science in Applied Anatomy program prepared them to take the next step in achieving their academic and professional goals in medicine and health care.
As our March 1 Fall application round nears, we invite you to join our question and answer session to hear directly from current students and Dr. Darin Croft, a professor, and the faculty program director. Learn how a degree in anatomy can propel you in your academic journey, and how to submit your best application.
Click here to register.
19th NPA Annual Conference
The virtual event, set for April 15-16, 2021, will be easy to join from across the nation or around the world. Attendees are provided with the opportunity to enhance their professional development and leadership skills. Register now for the largest educational conference and networking event dedicated to the postdoctoral community.
The NPA Annual Conference is the largest national conference and networking event dedicated to the postdoctoral community. Conference attendees - postdoctoral scholars, administrators, faculty, and representatives from disciplinary societies, industry, and corporations - are provided with the opportunity to gather and enhance their professional development and leadership skills.
Click here for more details.
Intersection Science Fellows Symposium
We are very proud to support the Intersection Science Fellows Symposium together with many other outstanding institutions (follow web-link below).
The Symposium will be held virtually on January 6 – 8. Please save the date.
The main goals of this cross-institutional symposium are to showcase the outstanding research of postdocs in the biological sciences, including those from backgrounds historically underrepresented in academia, and to support the scientific and professional development of the next generation of academic faculty. Head to https://www.intersectionssciencefellows.com/ for more details.
· Review the eligibility criteria (via the website) and consider applying!
· Register to attend the Symposium (via the website)
· Forward to fellow postdocs to help spread the word about this important initiative.
· Consider volunteering to serve on the selection, programming and advertising committees - please direct inquiries to email@example.com.