Graduate and Life Sciences Education: Shadow Program

The Graduate and Life Sciences Education (GLSE) team is committed to
organizing events that will help undergraduate students discern their
future career paths. Our inaugural Graduate Shadowing Program proved a
huge success; we received an overwhelming response from the undergraduate
students.  Thus, the GLSE team is excited to bring back the Grad
Shadowing Program, taking place during the 2017 summer semester. Similar
to inaugural event, the program aims to give undergraduate students in
the Life Sciences an opportunity to appreciate the innovative research
conducted in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. In
addition, we hope to encourage students to consider graduate studies in
the Faculty of Medicine following their undergraduate studies. With this
end in mind, we will be pairing undergraduate students with graduate
students from across the 14 different graduate programs offered in the
Faculty of Medicine.
Graduate mentors will give an overview of the nature of their research
and how it may tie with concepts undergraduate students have learned in
their lectures. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to shadow
graduate students as they perform their experiments and daily tasks.


All Life Science undergraduate students are encouraged to participate,
regardless of year of study or program major. There is no requirement for
previous research or laboratory experience. In fact, the program aims to
give students a glimpse into the research environment and to answer
questions they may have about the graduate student experience.


Students interested in participating for the event will be asked to
register at<>. Upon
registration, students will be prompted to list their research interests
which will subsequently guide the pairing process conducted by the GLSE
Note: Due to the exceeding number of applicants, we encourage students to
apply early to secure their desired field. Moreover, we will be pairing
students on a first-come, first-served basis.


The Grad Shadowing Program will take place between July 3rd-31st. The
length of the shadowing can range from 1-3 days and must be agreed upon
between the undergraduate student and his/her graduate mentor. The time
schedule is also at the discretion of the graduate student.
Deadline to Register: May 30, 2017

Further Questions?

For any questions, please feel free to contact the GLSE Student

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