RTC Seminars

About RTC Seminars

The LKSKI (dry bench) seminars take place on Wednesdays from 12 – 1 pm. The KRCBS-RTC (wet bench) seminars will be on Fridays at 1 – 2pm. All trainees are encouraged to attend these seminars that provide an excellent learning and networking opportunity. Trainees can showcase their research and get feedback from experienced scientists, research staff and peers.

We are currently inviting trainees to present at the 2021/22 seminar series. If you are interested, please send us an email indicating your name, supervisor, a topic (a full title can be provided later) and any preferred dates. We are asking presenters to prepare a 20 min presentation aimed at a wider audience (please don’t make it so specialized that those outside your discipline cannot follow). We will be happy to share more detailed instructions with presenters. Two trainee presentations are given per seminar.

Why present at RTC seminars and why attend these presentations?

Attending and presenting at research seminars is an important part of your training, developing useful skills that are portable, regardless of career path. The seminars also increase the visibility of your work to the broader St. Michael’s community, enhancing your networking with other researchers. Who knows – your next employer, supervisor, or co-investigator could be in the audience! AND you can also list your presentation on your CV.

The seminars are NOT intended to put you under extra pressure and we do not require fully finished, polished or published works. We do ask that presenters have some data to present (for graduate students, second year or later is the ideal time to do this presentation). Presentations are NOT graded or ranked. Rather, the seminars are a forum where graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and PIs can help and teach each other, and discuss cutting-edge scientific research.

Please see our instructions for presenters and facilitators. Contact us if you have any questions!

How to Earn Credits

We record attendance at our seminars. You will be able to earn credits for presenting and/or attending seminars/events. In order to earn credits for attending, you must be present for the entire seminar.

To be eligible to apply for an RTC travel award or receive additional points on your RTC Scholarship application you must earn at least 5 credits during the academic year.

0.5 credit = 0.5 credit for facilitating a seminar

1 credit = 1 credit for seminar attendance

1 credit = 1 credit for presenting at a seminar

1 credit = Attendance or participation in the  Trainee Research Day

Period to collect credits: 1 year (September 2021 – June 2022) for Spring 2022 academic year competitions.

Basic Science (wet bench) research seminars

September 16, 2022TBD1-2PMMichelle DubinskyChris Zhang
October 7, 2022KRC 2161-2PMZoya TawhidiMichelle Dubinsky
October 28, 2022KRC 2161-2PMAsa Lau
Zack Rousseau
Zoya Tawhidi
November 25, 2022KRC 2161-2PMOPENAndreea Furdui
December 16, 2022KRC 2161-2PMAndreea FurduiEric Cerenzia
January 20, 2023TBD1-2PMChris ZhangZack Rousseau
February 10, 2023KRC 2161-2PMOPENOPEN
March 3, 2023KRC 2161-2PMOPENAsa Lau
March 31, 2023KRC 2161-2PMOPENOPEN
April 28, 2023TBD1-2PMOPENOPEN
May 19, 2023KRC 2161-2PMOPENOPEN
June 9, 2023KRC 2161-2PMOPENOPEN


Clinical (dry bench) research seminars

September 14, 2022TBD12-1PMOPENMary Aglipay
October 5, 2022TBD12-1PMStephen Cho
October 26, 2022TBD12-1PMClaire HiscockOPEN
November 23, 2022TBD12-1PMOPENStephen Cho
December 14, 2022TBD12-1PMOPENClaire Hiscock
January 18, 2023TBD12-1PMOPEN
February 8, 2023TBD12-1PMOPEN
March 1, 2023TBD12-1PMAshan Wijesinghe
March 29, 2023TBD12-1PMOPENAshan Wijesinghe
April 26, 2023
TBD12-1PMRaesham Mahmood
May 17, 2023TBD12-1PM
June 7, 2023TBD12-1PMRaesham Mahmood

Contact Us

If you are interested in presenting or want more information about the RTC seminars, contact us at rtc@smh.ca.