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Human Biology Newsletter | March 4, 2016 | Winter 2016, volume 2


Human Biology Newsletter

March 4, 2016  | Winter 2016,  volume 2



Have questions? Read this first, then if you have exam conflicts, follow these instructions.

Course Section Date Time Location
HMB200H1S A – I FRI 15 APR AM 9:00 – 11:00 BR 200
HMB200H1S J – MA FRI 15 APR AM 9:00 – 11:00 EM 119
HMB200H1S MC – SI FRI 15 APR AM 9:00 – 11:00 HI CART
HMB200H1S SP – Z FRI 15 APR AM 9:00 – 11:00 TC 239
HMB201H1S WED 20 APR AM 9:00 – 11:00 EX 100
HMB202H1S A – F WED 13 APR EV 7:00 – 9:00 TC 239
HMB202H1S G – O WED 13 APR EV 7:00 – 9:00 UC 266
HMB202H1S P – Z WED 13 APR EV 7:00 – 9:00 UC 273
HMB204H1S A – C WED 13 APR PM 2:00 – 4:00 HA 316
HMB204H1S D – J WED 13 APR PM 2:00 – 4:00 HA 401
HMB204H1S K – S WED 13 APR PM 2:00 – 4:00 HA 403
HMB204H1S T – Z WED 13 APR PM 2:00 – 4:00 HA 410
HMB300H1S A – L FRI 22 APR PM 2:00 – 4:00 BA 2175
HMB300H1S M – Z FRI 22 APR PM 2:00 – 4:00 BA 2185
HMB320H1S A – MON TUE 12 APR AM 9:00 – 12:00 PB B150
HMB320H1S MOR – Z TUE 12 APR AM 9:00 – 12:00 PB B250
HMB321H1S FRI 29 APR PM 2:00 – 4:00 ES 1050
HMB323H1S MON 25 APR PM 2:00 – 4:00 UC 266
HMB342H1S WED 13 APR EV 7:00 – 10:00 MS 2158
HMB360H1S THU 28 APR AM 9:00 – 11:00 GB 404
HMB401H1S THU 21 APR AM 9:00 – 11:00 UC 273
HMB406H1S FRI 22 APR PM 2:00 – 4:00 BR 200
HMB431H1S TUE 26 APR PM 2:00 – 4:00 EX 320
HMB433H1S THU 21 APR PM 2:00 – 5:00 TC 239
HMB440H1S MON 25 APR PM 2:00 – 4:00 HI CART
HMB443H1S WED 13 APR PM 2:00 – 4:00 TC 239
HMB470H1S WED 20 APR AM 9:00 – 11:00 EX 200



Sunday March 13, 2016   à     Last day to drop S section code courses from academic record and GPA. After this deadline a mark is
recorded for each course, whether course work is completed or not (a 0/zero is assigned for incomplete work), and calculated into the GPA


Sunday March 13, 2016   à     Last day to add or remove a CR/NCR option for S section code courses


Friday March 24, 2016   à     Good Friday, UofT Closed.


Friday April 1, 2016   à     Program enrolment opens on ACORN.  learn more here.


Friday April 8, 2016   à     Last Day of classes for Y- and S-term courses



With our new website, we aim to provide more accessible information for students about our programs and our courses. As the website develops there will be featured undergraduate researchers, helpful tips, community pages, and alumni involvement opportunities. Have an idea or a suggestion  for what would be useful to students to include on our website? Send us an email at – feedback is welcomed.


Visit our new website:

Visit our new twitter: @UofT_HMB




Working on a cool research project or have photos you are willing to allow HMB use on the website?  We’d love to hear from you! Email us at As the largest undergraduate program within the Faculty of Arts & Science the program only grows and improves when the students are actively involved in the program.



News & Opportunities



Interested in a career in the environment? Attend the Annual Environmental Career Day

TODAY!!  Friday March 4, 2016| 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Hart House Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle

An event for ALL students interested in the environmental field to learn about their dream job & a chance to explore internship, co-op and volunteer opportunities.

·          Environmental Employment Opportunities Workshop: What I Need to Know to Get a Job!” A number of excellent guest speakers from diverse, environment-related organizations and fields will share their extensive experience.

·          Meet and network with people from a range of environmental organizations.

·         Get expert advice from staff of the U of T Career Centre, and sign up for their Résumé Clinic.

Learn More






HMB Students Invited to Attend the New College Writing Retreat

Sunday March 13, 2016 |10:30 AM-5 PM
Wilson Hall Lounge | Registration: February 1- March 6


Dreading the March paper season? Come work on your current papers in a supportive setting.  Get a lot of work done on your papers and gain some strategies to boost productivity and keep work flowing.   You will have opportunities to consult with writing instructors and a librarian throughout the day. There will be space to write alone or with others.  Lunch will be provided.

Sunday, March 13, 10:30 to 5:00  in the Wilson Hall Lounge

Register at:



There will also be other activities to participate in as you find useful including :

•       10 minute mini-workshops on topics like “Getting unstuck”

•       Walk and talk brainstorming sessions

•       Yoga

•       A panel of student writers at lunch

•       Snacks and coffee in our “coffee lounge”


They will be raffling off a gift certificate to the Bookstore at 10:30 for those who arrive on time!


Register here!





Frontiers in Alzheimer’s Disease Research| Students’ Alzheimer’s Alliance at the University of Toronto’s Annual Conference


Monday March 14, 2016 |5- 8:30 PM
MSB2170, UofT

The Students’ Alzheimer’s Alliance at the University of Toronto (SAAUT extends an invitation to all students  to their  Annual Conference to students within your department.


This year’s conference, Frontiers in Alzheimer’s Disease Research, will focus on recent developments on technological innovations in the prevention, early detection, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.



Register here!





Congratulations Dr. Collingridge!
Physiology Chair wins prestigious
Brain Prize.

Read the Bulletin article here





HBSU’s Ontario Medical School Symposium

Thursday March 10, 2016| 5-8 PM
MS2170 | Cost: free

Are you interested in entering medical school, becoming a doctor and saving lives?  If so, then the annual Ontario Medical School Symposium hosted by your Human Biology Student Union (HBSU) may also be of great interest.


At the event, HBSU will provide insight into how to get into Ontario medical schools and other relevant information regarding Ontario medical schools and the new MCAT. There will also be a panel of various medical students from varying medical schools across Ontario to answer any questions you may have. There will be free pizza provided and we will also be raffling a free MCAT prep course worth $2,000.

photo by NSERC

Congratulations Dr. Wright!
HMB265H1 Instructor wins prestigious NSERC Award.


Read the Bulletin article here


UofT’s Rehabilitation Sciences Institute Information Night

March 29, 2016| 3-5PM
Rehabilitation Sciences Building (500 University Ave, Rm. 150)

The University of Toronto’s  Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI) has an upcoming information night that may be of interest to any student thinking about pursuing graduate studies and conducting research in this diverse and expanding field.


Students interested in attending should RSVP to Jessica Boafo at ?subject=RSVP to RSI Info Night (HMB student) by March 24, 2016.


Students are also welcome attend by web conference, and can log in as a guest at:



Learn more about RSI here!


3rd Annual Undergraduate 3-Minute Thesis Competition

Saturday March 19, 2016 |2-5 PM
Emmanuel College | Registration: February 1- March 6


The Undergraduate Three Minute Thesis at University of Toronto is now having their 3rd annual research competition. The University of Toronto is one of the first universities in North America adopting this competition at the undergraduate level because we believe that undergraduates are a vital asset and that undergraduate research matters. Participants deliver a 3-minute dissertation about their research to a panel of judges who evaluate their delivery on the basis of their oral communication and presentation skills, not the value of their research topic!


15th Annual Chemical Biophysics Symposium

May 13- 15, 2016
Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building, UofT

The student-organized Chemical Biophysics Symposium (CBP) CBP provides students, post-doctorates, and faculty an opportunity to attend a local, intimate conference. The conference features an interactive poster session and numerous cross-disciplinary talks with the opportunity for intimate discussion with internationally renowned keynote speakers, including Sarah Heilshorn (who works on designing  materials that mimics the nano- and micro-scale order found in nature for applications in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering) and Donald Weaver (who researches computer-aided drug design and medicinal chemistry with particular applications to chronic neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease).


Register here!








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