ThisWeek@Schulich is an e-bulletin for all faculty, staff, students and trainees at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
Tell us your holiday traditions
With the holiday season soon upon us we want to know how you celebrate. In the December edition of The Pulse, we will be highlighting some holiday traditions from faculty, staff and students. Whether you trim trees, light lights, or order in, submit your traditions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Expiry of Western’s Licence with Access Copyright
Western currently has an agreement with Access Copyright under which the University pays an annual fee of $26.00 per full-time-equivalent student and in return receives a licence that enables faculty, students and staff to use certain copyright protected works without seeking permission or paying a royalty.
Western has been in discussions with Access Copyright since last June when notice was given that the University did not wish to renew the existing Licence on its current terms but rather would be prepared to negotiate for renewal at a substantially lower royalty rate that takes the changing copyright landscape into account. Negotiations, which by agreement between the parties, are being conducted on a confidential basis, have continued and the University expects to reach a conclusion, one way or the other, in the near future.
In the event that a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached, the University needs to prepare for the expiry of our Access Copyright Licence on December 31, 2013; and thereafter operating without a Licence and outside of any interim or final tariff that might be set by the Copyright Board.
Western will provide further updates as required. The cooperation of the entire Western community is greatly appreciated. Complying with Canada’s Copyright law is everyone's business and working together makes the task much easier.
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Nominate an outstanding resident for a PAIRO Trust Fund Resident Teaching Award
Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO), the official representative organization of Ontario's doctors-in-training, is looking for nominations for the Trust Fund Resident Teaching Award. Junior housestaff and clinical clerks are invited to nominate an outstanding resident registered with the Postgraduate Medical Education Office at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
The PAIRO Trust Fund makes an annual $1000 award to each of the five Ontario Medical schools. The awards are to honour residents who have provided outstanding clinical teaching experiences to junior housestaff and clinical clerks. Clinical clerks and junior housestaff are invited to submit nominations. The deadline for nominations is Monday, January 20, 2014. Click here for the nomination form.
Gruber Prizes – Call for nominations deadline December 15
The Gruber International Prize Program honours researchers in the fields of Genetics and Neuroscience, whose groundbreaking work provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture. Each prize is given annually and carries a cash award of $500,000. The final submission deadline is December 15, 2013.
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We want to celebrate you – Call for submissions for January 6
Beginning in the January edition of The Pulse, our faculty and staff newsletter, we will be celebrating the achievements of our faculty, staff and students. If you have congratulations you would like to send along or an accomplishment you would like to highlight, we want to hear from you. Please submit your content for this new feature in The Pulse to email@example.com
Save the Date - Upcoming Town Halls, January 24 and February 26
Mark your calendar for two upcoming Town Halls. Stop by DSB, Rm. 1002 on January 24 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. for Chief Operating Officer, Dwayne Martins' address. Then, on February 26 from 12:00 - 1:00 in MSB 146, join us for Dean, Dr. Micheal J. Strong's Town Hall. Both Town Hall presentations will be videoconferenced to MEB 1115 in Windsor.
Swag sale - last chance
Just in time for the holidays, we have cut prices on selected School merchandise. Until December 13, enjoy up to 50% off various items found on the merchandise page, including the baby onesie, black and purple golf shirts, and many more items.
Check out the merchandise page for all the pricing information.
If you’d like to purchase any of our sale, or regular priced items, please contact Jasmin Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via extension 86030.
This Week@Schulich holiday schedule
This will be the last edition of ThisWeek@Schulich before the holiday season. The weekly newsletter will not be distributed throughout the holidays, but will return Monday, January 6. Please remember to submit your content for the January 6 edition of ThisWeek@Schulich before noon on January 3.
Check out our video of the week, featuring Dr. Stephen Sims
Watch as Dr. Stephen Sims discusses a new target identified for preventing bone destruction in diseases such as arthritis and cancer. Watch now.
Holiday office closures
Western University will be closing for the December holidays on Tuesday, December 24, at 7:00 a.m. The University will reopen Thursday, January 2, 2014.
December 11 – Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine: “The 2013 Aitken Memorial Lecture in Neuroanesthesia”
Speaker: Dr. Beverley Orser, University of Toronto
7:15 a.m., London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, Auditorium A
December 11 – Paediatrics Grand rounds presentation: The Ontology of Oncology: “Innovative pathways to paediatric pain management”
Speaker: Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg, founder and international director of the Kids Kicking Cancer program
12:00 p.m., London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital Amphitheatre (Rm. B2-119)
December 12 – Department of Pathology Robert Zhong research seminar: “Manipulation of Conventional and Glycolipid-reactive T Cells in Allotransplantation”
Speaker: S.M. Mansour Haeryfar, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Dental Sciences Building, Rm. 2016
December 13 – Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology seminar: “Do you hear what I hear? Hearing loss, tinnitus & Corical Plasticity”
Speaker: Dr. Brian Allman, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
12:30 p.m., Medical Sciences Building, Rm. 282
December 16 - David Cunningham lecture in Integrative Physiology: "Neural Control of Blood Pressure and Beyond: From Man to Mouse to Molecules"
Speaker: Mark Chapleau, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
4:00 p.m., Dental Sciences Building, Rm. 2016
Everyone welcome, refreshments provided.
ThisWeek@Schulich is a weekly e-bulletin for faculty, staff, students, and trainees at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. To post a notice in ThisWeek@Schulich, please submit your information by 12 noon each Friday to the ThisWeek@Schulich submission form.