Academic Seminar on Nov 2!


Interested in hearing about what your favourite profs are up to when they’re not giving lecture?

HBSU’s Fall Academic Seminar this year is featuring DR. KENNETH YIP and Dr. MARIA PAPACONSTANTINOU, who will both be giving brief talks about their current research and answering any questions you may have about what they’re working on and research in general!

Dr. Yip, who lectures BIO130, BIO230, BIO271, CSB201/202, CSB349 and other research and grad level courses, will be speaking on his topic “What is Cancer and What are We Doing About It?”, and his work as a researcher at the University Health Network/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, where he explores opportunities for translating basic scientific discoveries into benefits for patients with head and neck cancer. Specifically, his team is developing new prognostic/predictive biomarkers, chemical drugs, and dissecting the molecular pathways that underlie cancer biology.

Dr. Papaconstantinou, who regularly teaches courses like HMB265, HMB203, HMB305 and other upper level courses like HMB321, HMB360 and HMB441, will be speaking about her current research interests, which lie in the examination of the impact and effectiveness of various pedagogical approaches on undergraduate learning outcomes, and her Genetics and Global Health courses as an Associate Professor with the Human Biology Department.

The seminar will be hosted in GB119 on NOV 2 FROM 3-4PM!

Free coffee/hot chocolate and donuts will be provided. See you there!

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