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Graduate Programs Information Session

The Health Sciences Graduate Studies office will be hosting an information session on Thursday, November 30th from 5:00-6:30pm in MUSC 319 for all undergraduate students that might be interested in pursuing graduate studies in Health Sciences fields or just curious about what graduate student life might be like. The session will be led by the Health Sciences Graduate Studies Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors will begin the session by providing a brief overview of the graduate programs available and then students will be given an opportunity to meet with Ambassadors in small groups to ask questions about their programs and graduate life, in general.

Participating Programs:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Biology
  • e-Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Policy
  • Health Research Methodology
  • Health Science Education
  • Medical Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation Science

To register for the event, please click here

Info Session Fall 2017

Past Events

 

2017 FHS Graduate Programs Open House

Health Sciences Graduate Studies will be hosting an open house Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 11:00am - 2:00pm in the McMaster University Student Centre Marketplace. For more information about this event, please contact fhsgrad@mcmaster.ca.

Open House 2017

Michael G. DeGroote Doctoral Scholarship of Excellence

The recipients of this year's Michael G. DeGroote Doctoral Scholarship of Excellence were celebrated at a Reception held on October 12th, 2017. The Michael G. DeGroote Doctoral Scholarship of Excellence is offered to incoming doctoral students who have outstanding academic records and excellent research promise and will be working in the Faculty of Health Sciences or, in the case of FHS-affiliated interdisciplinary programs, with Faculty of Health Science supervisors. These scholarships will enhance the training of world class researchers by attracting and supporting students with the highest level of scholarly achievement. The scholarships will provide these top doctoral student recruits with competitive, stable funding for their first two years of PhD studies with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years.

Doctoral Scholarship Recepients 2017

From left to right: Ava Keyvani Chahi, Lyuba Lytvyn, Athan Dial, Emily Bordeleau, Ali Zhang, Janelle Gravensande, Chandak Upagupta, Nazanin Tatari, Kevin Champagne-Jorgensen, Carly Whitmore, Sujane Kandasamy, Sophiya Garasia, Angela Huynh (not pictured).

Writing a Successful Graduate Student Award Application

Writing a Successful Graduate Student Award Application

The HSGS office is holding a CIHR Scholarship Application Session on Wednesday, September 13th from 2:00-3:30pm in MDCL 3022 for all FHS graduate students and senior level undergraduate students. Dr. Karen Beattie, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, will be presenting the talk again this year. Dr. Beattie has served as a reviewer of graduate student award applications for CIHR and other national organizations. The goal of her presentation is to inform students about things that reviewers are looking for in an application and educate students about strategies that can be used to make their application attractive and unique. Dr. Beattie reviewed each component of the application and explained the scoring process and criteria used by reviewers.

Karen Beattie presentation 2017

 

2017 FHS Research Plenary

This open forum event includes multiple poster and oral sessions over the course of three days. This year the event will be held Tuesday, May 16th - Thursday, May 18th, with awards reception on Wednesday, May 31st. For more information, please visit the FHS Research Plenary website.

2017 Plenary Call for Abstracts

How to Make an Effective Presentation

Prepare for an upcoming poster or oral presentation by attending this event held by Dr. Sandy Raha on April 26th from 1:30-3:30pm in MDCL 3022. All graduate students in FHS are welcome! A great refresher for the 2017 FHS Research Plenary!

How to Make an Effective Presentation

Graduate Programs Information Session

The Health Sciences Graduate Studies office will be hosting an information session on Thursday, March 23rd from 5:00-6:30pm for all undergraduate students that might be interested in pursuing graduate studies in Health Sciences fields or just curious about what graduate student life might be like. The session will be led by the Health Sciences Graduate Studies Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors will begin the session by providing a brief overview of the graduate programs available and then students will be given an opportunity to meet with Ambassadors in small groups to ask questions about their programs and graduate life, in general.

Participating Programs:

Biochemistry

Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization

Health Research Methodology

Health Science Education

Medical Sciences

Masters of Public Health

e-Health

Global Health

Neuroscience

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Physiotherapy

Rehabilitation Sciences

To register for the event, please follow the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/health-sciences-graduate-programs-open-house-tickets-32001953705

 

Graduate Programs Information Session

The Health Sciences Graduate Studies office will be hosting an information session for all undergraduate students that might be interested in pursuing graduate studies in Health Sciences fields or just curious about what graduate student life might be like. The session will be led by the Health Sciences Graduate Studies Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors will begin the session by providing a brief overview of the graduate programs available and then students will be given an opportunity to meet with Ambassadors in small groups to ask questions about their programs and graduate life, in general.

Participating Programs:

Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization

Health Policy

Health Research Methodology

Health Science Education

Medical Sciences

Masters of Public Health

e-Health

Global Health

Health Management

Neuroscience

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Physiotherapy

Rehabilitation Sciences

To register for the event, please follow the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-sciences-graduate-programs-information-session-tickets-29406819589

From PhD to Life

Jennifer Polk is an academic, career and life coach. Since 2013, she has been helping graduate students achieve their career and life goals when it comes to launching meaningful careers.

From PhD to Life Poster

 

Writing a Successful Graduate Student Award Application

The HSGS office is held a CIHR Scholarship Application Session on Thursday, September 15th from 1:00-2:30pm in MDCL 2232 for all FHS graduate students and senior level undergraduate students. Dr. Karen Beattie, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, presented the talk this year. Dr. Beattie has served as a reviewer of graduate student award applications for CIHR and other national organizations. The goal of her presentation was to inform students about things that reviewers are looking for in an application and educate students about strategies that can be used to make their application attractive and unique. Dr. Beattie reviewed each component of the application and explained the scoring process and criteria used by reviewers. Slides from the presentation "Writing a Successful Graduate Student Award Application" can be found here.

Writing a Successful Graduate Student Award Application Poster

Postdoctoral Fellow Information Session for Ph.D. Students

The Health Sciences Graduate Studies office will be hosting an information session for all Ph.D. students that might be interested in pursuing a Postdoctoral Fellow position within Health Sciences.  The session will be led by current Postdoctoral Fellows. Postdocs will begin the session with a brief overview of their current position and thenstudents will be given an opportunity to meet with Postdocs in small groups to ask questions about their position and life as a Postdoc, in general.

Please RSVP to fhsgrad@mcmaster.ca if you would like to attend.

PDF info session June 2016

 

2016 FHS Research Plenary

This open forum event includes multiple poster and oral sessions over the course of three days. This year the event will be held Tuesday, May 17th - Thursday, May 19th, with awards reception on Tuesday, May 31st. For more information, please visit the FHS Research Plenary website.

How to Make an Effective Presentation

Prepare for an upcoming poster or oral presentation by attending this event held by Dr. Sandy Raha. All graduate students in FHS are welcome. Please RSVP to fhsgrad@mcmaster.ca. A great refresher for the 2016 FHS Research Plenary!

How to Make an Effective Presentation

Intersections in Global Health

This conference will draw on the experience of experts from diverse disciplines in global health, showcasing the interdisciplinary nature of this field. Speakers come from fields of political science, law, medicine, anthropology, business, sociology and more.

When: Saturday March 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Where: Alumni Memorial Hall
McMaster University
1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

Visit them on Youtube

Twitter: #intersections2k16

 

Graduate Programs Information Sessions

The Health Sciences Graduate Studies office will be hosting an information session for all undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate studies within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Student Ambassadors from most FHS graduate programs will be in attendance to provide a brief overview of the graduate programs available and to answer any questions prospective students may have about graduate student life.

Monday, February 22nd: Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, e-Health, Health Science Education, Health Research Methodology, Medical Sciences, Neuroscience, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Public Health

Thursday, March 3rd: Biochemistry, e-Health, Global Health, Health Policy, Medical Sciences, Nursing, Public Health

Stress Management Workshop

All FHS Graduate Students are invited to join Dr. Nathan Cooper from the Student Wellness Centre for a Stress Management Workshop where students will learn tangible strategies for stress reduction. The event will be held Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 12:30-1:30pm in MUMC 1A3 (1st floor, next to Williams Cafe). RSVP to fhsgrad@mcmaster.ca.

Stress Management Workshop Poster