GLSE Recruitment Student Group Undergraduate Shadowing Program during Reading Week February 19-23 Deadline: January 12, 2018

Oct 19, 2017

GLSE Shadowing ProgramDear Undergraduate Students

The Graduate and Life Sciences Education (GLSE) team is committed to organizing events that will help undergraduate students discern their future career paths. Our inaugural Graduate Shadowing Program proved a huge success; we received an overwhelming response from the undergraduate students.  Thus, the GLSE team is excited to bring back the Grad Shadowing Program, taking place during 2018 reading week. Similar to inaugural event, the program aims to give undergraduate students in the Life Sciences an opportunity to appreciate the innovative research conducted in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. In addition, we hope to encourage students to consider graduate studies in the Faculty of Medicine following their undergraduate studies. With this end in mind, we will be pairing undergraduate students with graduate students from across the 14 different graduate programs offered in the Faculty of Medicine.

Graduate mentors will give an overview of the nature of their research and how it may tie with concepts undergraduate students have learned in their lectures. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to shadow graduate students as they perform their experiments and daily tasks.

All Life Science undergraduate students are encouraged to participate, regardless of year of study or program major. There is no requirement for previous research or laboratory experience. In fact, the program aims to give students a glimpse into the research environment and to answer questions they may have about the graduate student experience.

Students interested in participating for the event will be asked to register at Upon registration, students will be prompted to list their preferred graduate program which will subsequently guide the pairing process conducted by the GLSE team.

Note: Due to the exceeding number of applicants, we encourage students to apply early to secure their desired field. Moreover, we will be pairing students on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Grad Shadowing Program will take place between February 19-23. The length of the shadowing can range from 1-3 days and must be agreed upon between the undergraduate student and his/her graduate mentor. The time schedule is also at the discretion of the graduate student.

Deadline to Register: January 12, 2018

Further Question?
For any questions, please feel free to contact the GLSE student team at GLSE email here

Undergraduate Student Register here

Do you want to be a Graduate Mentor, register here

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