March 19, 2014

The BMC program has ties to two different worlds. There is the downtown Toronto campus, where we learn with the anatomists and pathologists, and then there is our real home base on the Mississauga (UTM) campus. While sometimes it feels like we struggle for visibility on the downtown campus, presenting a poster at UTM Research Night made me feel right at home, where everyone knew about our program and embraced it, and we just fit in. Ironically, I had decided to present a poster to promote the program, and spread awareness about what we do.

Lots of UTM faculty were really enthusiastic, and wanted to work with us in the future. I even had a chance to speak briefly to our Vice-Dean, Graduate, Amrita Daniere, who told me that she was so surprised that I didn't win an award! What a sweetheart.

Photo credit: Andrew Q. Tran
My poster at UTM Research Night.

The good news is that a prize did go home with BMC that night. A big congratulations to my UTM Research Night partner in crime, Andrew Q. Tran. You can catch a glimpse of his poster right behind me in the photo above.