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Current affairs monthly enewsletter


gb_100_100.jpgCurrent Affairs - October 2017
In the October issue, we feature profiles on Greta Bauer, PhD and Roger Hudson, MSc Candidate. David Edgell, PhD, also explores CRISPR in this edition of 'Science Says'.



Untitled-2.jpgCurrent Affairs - September 2017
In the September issue, we feature profiles on Alison Allan, PhD and Tavis Apramian, MD/PhD Candidate. We also include a new feature called 'Science Says' where faculty answer general interest questions and a social media round-up called 'Beyond the Bench' to showcase the activities our graduate trainees and faculty are engaged with outside the lab.


ja_thumbnail.jpgCurrent Affairs - June 2017
In the June issue, we feature profiles on Jake Armstrong, MD/PhD Candidate, Lindsay Oliver, PhD, Adrienne Wakabayashi, BMSc'12, MSc'15, and Dale Laird, PhD. We also include a message from Doug Jones, PhD, vice dean, Basic Medical Sciences, about work life-balance in academia and a gallery from the 2017 Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Convocation.


rr.jpgCurrent Affairs - May 2017
In the May issue we feature profiles on Rebecca Rodrigues, MSc Candidate, Dr. Marat Slessarev, Trevor Shepherd, PhD, and David Cechetto, PhD. We also include a message from Andrew Watson, PhD, associate dean, about millennials and information about stipends.


feng1.jpgCurrent Affairs - April 2017
In the March issue we feature profiles on Dr.Qingping Feng, Mostafa Shokoohi, PhD Candidate, and Susanne Schmidd, PhD. We also include a message from the incoming Andrew Watson, PhD, associate dean and the results from the Western top-20 Three Minute Thesis competition.

j_mann_thumbnail.jpgCurrent Affairs - March 2017
In the March issue we feature profiles on Jamie Mann, PhD, Terry Lee Robbins, MClSc-PA candidate, and a special Q&A article with Andrew Watson, PhD, associate dean. We also include information about the Three Minute Thesis pre-heat winners.

February 2017Current Affairs - February 2017
In the February issue we feature profiles on Kelly Anderson, PhD, Carmen Wong, PhD Candidate, and Marnin Heisel, PhD. We also include a message from the incoming Chair of the Graduate Student Council, Tomi Nano, Brain Hack Western 2017 and the Three Minute Thesis competition.


January 2017Current Affairs - January 2017
In the January issue we feature profiles on Stefanie Sebok-Syer, PhD, Global MINDS @ Western and Hanif Ladak, PhD, PEng. We also include information about London Health Research Day, Bell Let's Talk and  Alumni of Distinction Award nominations.


November 2016Current Affairs - November 2016
In the November issue we feature profiles on Sonya Van Nuland, PhD Candidate, Aaron Ward, PhD, and the faculty members, trainees and alumni who worked on the series Advances in Medical Physics. We also include Alex Moszczynski's final message and information on the LHRD 2017 lunchtime keynote speaker.


October 2016Current Affairs - October 2016
In the October issue we feature profiles on Tharsan Kanagalingam, MSc Candidate, Shannon Sibbald, PhD, and John Ronald, PhD. We also include messages about how to eat healthy on a student budget and 10 ways to become a top graduate trainee.


September 2016Current Affairs - September 2016
In the September issue we feature profiles on Jiro Inoue, PhD, Adam Rabalski, PhD Candidate, and Sarah Svenningson, PhD. We also include messages about getting to know your Graduate Students Council and celebrating the recent funding successes we've had at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

June 2016Current Affairs - June 2016
In the June issue we feature profiles on Lori Lowes, PhD, Ibrahim Marwa, MPH Class of 2016, and Dr. Ruby Grewal. We also include a message about cultivating creativity and inspiration in research and highlight the 10 trainees who represented Schulich Medicine & Dentistry at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum.

May 2016Current Affairs - May 2016
In the May issue we feature profiles on Loretta Norton, PhD Candidate, Catherine Farrell, PhD'89, and new faculty member Murray Junop, PhD. We also include messages about the importance taking part in convocation ceremonies and seven reasons why being a graduate trainee is great.

April 2016Current Affairs - April 2016
In the April issue we feature profiles on Niamh Richmond, Justine Renard and the Retiring With Strong Minds. We also include a message about the importance of personal wellness, and a recap of London Health Research Day and Western University's 3MT Finals Competition.

March 2016Current Affairs - March 2016
In the March issue we feature profiles on Nina Weishaupt, Brandon Banaschewski, and Silvia Penuela. We also include messages about the importance of the strategic planning process and five reasons to attend London Health Research Day.


February 2016Current Affairs - February 2016
In the February issue we feature profiles on Esther Warnert, PhD, Judith Brown, PhD, and Dr. Sharifa Nasreen. We also include messages about how to present research against the clock, and the top ten hidden gems on campus...


January 2016Current Affairs - January 2016
In the January issue we feature profiles on Drs. Paul Frewen and Ruth Lanius, Ryan Shaler, PhD, and Dirk Lange, PhD'08. We also include messages about how to beat the winter blues and why extracurricular activities can impact your life in a positive way...


December 2015Current Affairs - December 2015
In the December issue we feature profiles on Jeff Weiler, PhD, Hinissan Pascaline Kohio, PhD Candidate, and the most-read stories from 2015. We also include a list of nine networking tips, and a recap on what the Graduate Students Council has accomplished this semester...


Anusha Ratneswaran, PhD CandidateCurrent Affairs - November 2015
In the October issue we feature profiles on Anusha Ratneswaran, PhD Candidate, Dan Lizotte, PhD, and Jessica Esseltine, PhD, as well as messages that discuss having a life outside of the lab and how your research could change the world...


Ramina Adam, PhD CandidateCurrent Affairs - October 2015
In the October issue we feature profiles on Ramina Adam, PhD Candidate, Nathalie Bérubé, PhD, and Hao Yin, PhD, as well as messages that discuss job searching tips and five reasons why graduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows should vote...


Dr. Sandrine deRibaupierreCurrent Affairs - September 2015
In the September issue we feature profiles on Dr. Sandrine deRibaupierre, Laila C. Schenkel Magalhaes and Catherine Nevin, as well as the 2015 Dean’s Scholarship for Graduate Research recipients and the recent NHLPA challenge gift of $500,000...


Convocation 2015Current Affairs - June 2015
In the June issue we feature stories on Lynn Zhu, Lauren Solomon, Gregory Gloor, and the Class of 2015, as well the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Internal Graduate Awards recipients...


Omar El-HalfawyCurrent Affairs - May 2015
In the May issue we feature stories on Omar El-Halfawy, Carlee White, Stephen Lomber, and alumnu Janna Morrison, as well as messages from Andrew Watson, Doug Jones and Kelly Gutpell...


London Health Research Day 2015Current Affairs - April 2015
In the April issue we feature a Q&A interview with MD/PhD Candidate Charles Yin, a profile on postdoctoral fellow Mohammad Fazel Bakhsheshi, and a slide show of photos from the 2015 London Health Research Day event...


Michael Loureiro, PhDCurrent Affairs - March 2015
In the March issue, we feature profiles on Michael Loureiro, Shannon LeBlanc, Jamie Kramer, and London Health Research Day key note speaker Nathan Wolfe...



Arlene MacDougallCurrent Affairs - February 2015
In the February issue, we feature profiles on Dr. Arlene MacDougall, Dr. Terry Zwiep, and postdoctoral fellow Andrea Di Sebastiano, as well as information on upcoming events and competitions...


Yara HoseinCurrent Affairs - January 2015
In the January issue, we feature profiles on Yara Hosein, PhD, Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, Amy Burke, and alumna Liisa Galea, PhD, as well as information on the Department of Biochemistry's new non-thesis MSc degree...


Kathryn ManningCurrent Affairs - December 2014
In the December issue, we feature profiles on Kathryn Manning, Mousumi Majumder, PhD, and Zia Khan, PhD, and Andy Watson, PhD, associate dean, discusses how to prepare a successful abstract...


Kyle BiggarCurrent Affairs - November 2014
In the November issue, we feature profiles on Kyle Biggar, Gillian Corbo, Jennifer Au and Martin Duennwald, and Andy Watson, associate dean, shares the tools used in the art of effectively communicating science...

Alvin LiCurrent Affairs - October 2014
In the October issue, we feature Alvin Li, Jordan Bisanz, Alison Hamilton, and Dr. Paula Foster, as well as the new judging format for London Health Research Day and the graduate students' upcoming Trivia Night...

Dr. Najiminaini holding a piece of equipment.Current Affairs - September 2014
In the September issue, we profile Samar Sayedyahossein, Kelly Gutpell, Steve Nazarian, Katja Klein, and Dr. David Holdsworth, as well as our Vanier Scholars, Ayden Scheim, PhD Candidate, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Didakar Mondal, PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Najiminaini holding a piece of equipment.Current Affairs - June 2014
In the June issue, we profile Joshua Giles, PhD, Collip Medal recipient, Mohamadreza Najiminaini, PhD, Department of Medical Biophysics, Mellissa Mann, PhD, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Biochemistry, as well as our achievements at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).

Icon for May issueCurrent Affairs - May 2014

In the May issue, we profile four MD/PhD program graduates, Dr. Brad Thompson from the faculty of Microbiology and Immunology, Stephanie Attardi, Dr. Stacey Espinet on her education research...


Dr. Andy Watson smiling in a portrait shot with a student lab in the backgroundCurrent Affairs - April 2014

In the April issue, we profile Dr. Lorelei Lingard from the Centre for Education Research & Inovation, Dr. Rodney DeKoter from the Department of Microbiology and Imunology, Dr. Kathy Speechley and her M.Sc candidate Kariym Joachim from the Departhent of Ebidemiology and Biostatistics and Dr. Wendy A. Teft Post-Doctoral Associate in the field of Personlaized Medicine of Oncolytic Agents....

An image of students examining a poster at London Health Research DayCurrent Affairs - March 2014

Check out our latest edition of Current Affairs, featuring a recap of London Health Research Day, a profile on MPH student Stephanie Aldom, researcher profiles and advice from the Dean, D.r Michael J. Strong...


February Newsletter ThumbnailCurrent Affairs - February 2014

In the February issue, we profile Yige Bao, PhD Candidate, Ilka Heinemann, PhD, and Monica Guzman, postdoctoral fellow...



Image of Sarah SvenningsenCurrent Affairs - January 2014

Welcome to the inagural issue of Current Affairs, the new graduate and postdoctoral studies newsletter. In this issue, we profile Morgan Black, MSc Candidate, Don Spratt, Postdoctoral Fellow, and Dean Betts, associate professor, Physiology and Pharmacology...