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ThisWeek@ Schulich - January 26

Monday, January 26, 2009

In this issue:
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Acting Assistant Deans named for Admissions & Student Affairs
Dr. Carol Herbert appointed Medical Hall of Fame Board Chair
The University of Western Ontario Fellowship in Teaching Innovation Award 2009
Schulich grant competitions for spring 2009
Thank you from United Way

EVENTS THIS WEEK
January 27 - Improving Rural Health Policy or Creating Healthy Rural Policy: Which Way for Ontario?
January 28 - Café Scientifique: The Smoking Brain: Understanding Nicotine Addiction
January 28 - UWO OpenMeds Queer Film Series: Brokeback Mountain
January 28 - Teaching Support Centre workshop: Graduate Supervision I
January 29 - Microbiology & Immunology seminar - Dr. Juan Carlos Zuniga-Pflucker, University of Toronto
January 30 - WORLDiscoveries Research Showcase
February 02 - Unveiling of Dr. G. Edward Hall tribute plaque

 
TAKE NOTE - COMING EVENTS
February 02 - Book launch: The Life and Times of Everitt and Robert Murray 4:30-6:30 pm, UH, Patio 2 & 3,  www.uwo.ca/mni/
February 05 - Microbiology & immunology seminars: Dr. Chris Whitfield, University of Guelph, 10:30 am, DSB 3008
February 4 - UWO OpenMeds Queer Film Series: Saving Face, 8 pm, DSB 1002
February 4 – Teaching Support Centre Workshop: 3D Learning Objects, Instructor Tim Wilson, 12:30 -2 pm www.lib.uwo.ca/tsc/calendar/view_program.php?id=162
February 17 - Faculty Development Free workshop: Introduction to Group Wise - email facdev@schulich.uwo.ca
March 6 – Hungry for Change gala www.schulich.uwo.ca/hfc
April 15 – Annual Drug Therapy Day, Division of Clinical Pharmacology www.uwoclinpharm.ca/dday_2009.php
April 16, 17, 18 – Tachycardia

See Schulich event calendar for more event details: www.schulich.uwo.ca/webcalendar/month.php?user=SchulichEvents
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Acting Assistant Deans named for Admissions & Student Affairs

Dean Herbert is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Rieder will serve as Acting Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, effective January 1, 2009 until August 31, 2009.  Dr. Robert Hammond will serve as Acting Assistant Dean of Admissions for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, effective January 1, 2009 until August 31, 2009. Full details of these appointments can be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca/news/index.php?article=000633

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Dr. Carol Herbert appointed Medical Hall of Fame Board Chair

Congratulations to Dr. Herbert who has been named Chair of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame board of directors. With nine and a half years of experience on the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame board, Dr. Herbert leads a team of 16 prominent health and business professionals from across Canada – a group dedicated to future medical excellence through the celebration of Canada’s medical heroes.  Read full announcement at: www.schulich.uwo.ca/news/index.php?article=000631

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Fellowship in Teaching Innovation Award calls for 2009 Applications

The purpose of the $10,000 fellowship in Teaching Innovation award is to encourage full-time faculty members to pursue teaching innovations at The University of Western Ontario.
The Deadline for receipt of applications is March 2, 2009.  Application procedures can be found at  www.uwo.ca/tsc/fellowship_teaching_ino_info.html
For more information, contact Dr. Debra Dawson (519) 661.2111 x 84622, email dldawson@uwo.ca


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Schulich grant competitions for spring 2009:
The Faculty Development Mini Fellowship Fund, and the Faculty Support for Research in Education Fund (FSRE).

Faculty Development Mini Fellowships are career development grants of up to $ 5,000 each ad are designed so faculty members can take advantage of professional development opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills. For guidelines and application visit www.schulich.uwo.ca/education/erru/facdev/MiniFellowshipGuidelines.pdf

The FSRE grants are intended to enable research projects relevant to the educational goals of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and grants will range up to a maximum of $ 12, 500. For guidelines and applications www.schulich.uwo.ca/education/erru/facdev/FSRE_guideline.pdf

All members of faculty are eligible to apply. The deadline for both competitions is Friday, March 27, 2009. Questions and details call the Faculty Development (519) 661-2074, email faculty.development@schulich.uwo.ca


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Thank you from United Way

Schulich/Robarts United Way Campaign reaches 98% of its goal of $ 95,000, raising $ 93,007 for the United Way of London & Middlesex.  We also moved closer to our “Schulich/Robarts Shoots for 10% goal, with 151 making pledges through our campaign.  Western raised a record-breaking total of $534,008 – topping last year’s contribution of $519,000. Thank you all again! Your generosity will make a difference. 

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EVENTS THIS WEEK
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January 27 - Rural Health Series: Improving Rural Health Policy or Creating Healthy Rural Policy: Which Way for Ontario? 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. University Hospital Auditorium B

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January 28 - Café Scientifique: The Smoking Brain: Understanding Nicotine Addiction

This is a free opportunity for members of the community to explore, discuss, and debate the latest topics in medical science and research with an expert.
Speaker: Dr. Steven Laviolette, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Place: Sifton Room, Masonville Branch of the London Public Library, 30 North Centre Road, London

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January 28 - UWO OpenMeds presents Queer Film Series

Four Wednesday evenings of Queer/LGBT-related films and informal discussion. The UWO OpenMeds club invites students, staff, and faculty of the Schulich School to our first-ever Queer Film Series.  We will be exploring a range of issues related to LGBT life and love through film over the next four weeks. ALL are welcome, so please join us for some excellent film and informal discussion! Light snacks will be provided.  For details email uwoopenmeds@gmail.com.
Time: 8 pm
Place: DSB 1002
Movie: Brokeback Mountain

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January 28 - Teaching Support Centre workshop: Graduate Supervision I

Informal Discussions on Graduate Supervision I
Time: 12:00 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Betsy Skarakis-Doyle
Are you interested in ways to approach the conflicts that arise in the course of supervising a graduate student? Join colleagues for an informal discussion prompted by video clips of typical problems that arise and ways to resolve them. Register at: www.lib.uwo.ca/tsc/calendar/view_program.php?id=141

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January 29 - Seminar “T cell development in vitro, implications and applications”

Speaker: Dr. Juan Carlos Zuniga-Pflucker – University of Toronto, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Immunology
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 pm
Place: Dental Sciences Building Room 3008


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January 30 - WORLDiscoveries Research Showcase

Schulich researches will showcase their work to industry representative during this special event jointly sponsor by the Faculty of Engineering, and Science. Faculty staff and grad students invited to attend. Shuttlebuses will be provided every ½ hour stopping at Medical Sciences, Western Science Centre and Spencer Engineering Building.
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Place: London Convention Centre
More details at: www.uwo.ca/sci/Research_Showcase/index.html

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February 2 - - Unveiling of Dr. G. Edward Hall tribute plaque

President Paul Davenport and Dean Carol Herbert invite you to the unveiling of the Dr. G. Edward Hall tribute plaque. The plaque honours a visionary former Dean and influential Western President.
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: Main Foyer, Medical Sciences Building 

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