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ChemE: The role of food science and engineering in food security

Speaker: Rickey Yada, University of British Columbia

This event is part of the ChemE Lectures at the Leading Edge series. More information about the event will be posted on the ChemE Lectures website closer to the event date.

Reinventing the Toilet: Tapping Innovators to Birth a Billion Dollar Industry That Will Change the World

Speaker: Brian Arbogast, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This event is part of the ChemE Lectures at the Leading Edge series. More information about the event will be posted on the ChemE Lectures website closer to the event date.

Workshop: Elder Care: Geriatrics 100

An introduction to some of the cognitive and emotional changes your older relative may experience and the resources available to you.

In this session, Zoe Levitt, M.S.W., R.S.W. will address the following:

Dementia, depression and delirium: All of these illnesses can share very similar symptoms yet the treatment for each is vastly different. What are these illnesses? What are their symptoms? How can I be sure my older relative is properly diagnosed?

Learn about the vast array of community services and health professionals that can both assess and treat your relative. For example, how do I find a geriatrician or a memory clinic? How can I make sure my older relative is not neglected if he/she is a patient in a hospital emergency room?
Facilitator: Zoe Levitt is an Elder Care Consultant with a Masters’ Degree in Social Work. She has been working with the elderly in their homes and in hospitals for more than 20 years.

Registration required (go to Family Care’s events page- workshops, scroll down to the event, click “register”). University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and their partners are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

GLSE Career Seminar: Research Résumés and Career Thinking

The GLSE Career Seminar will be presented by an experienced Career Educator. You will learn how to construct your research-focused resume or CV and enhance your academic career perspectives – for grad school, research opportunities, and beyond.

Public Seminar: Development of a microfluidic system to study the trans-endothelial migration mechanism of the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi

Seminar speaker: Michele Bergevin, Master Candidate, Moriarty lab, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

Global Mental Health in an Era of Pharmaceutical Promotion

The effective support of mental health is one of the most important health care challenges of our time.
In many low-income countries, the “treatment gap,” the gap between the number of those affected with mental health disorders and the number who receive effective care, is as high as 80 per cent.
Individuals suffering from mental illnesses in these countries may also be victims of human rights violations, stigma and discrimination. At the same time, mental health care in the West has been highly influenced by commercial interests. Simply extending popular Western concepts and approaches to emerging countries may play into the pharmaceutical industry’s efforts to expand into “emerging markets.” We face the question: What specific global mental health initiatives may be helpful?

Please join the University of Toronto Pre-Medical Society for an evening of discussion.