2020-2021 Mentorship Program

In these unprecedented times of online lectures, mentorship becomes a vital factor in fostering a community and positive transition into university.

In these unprecedented times of online lectures, mentorship becomes a vital factor in fostering a community and positive transition into university.

The Medical Sciences Student Union (MSSU) Mentorship Program pairs first-year Life Sciences students and beyond with seniors whom they can continuously ask for guidance on courses, resources, or just tips from someone who has been in their shoes before! Mentee and mentor pairs will meet once a month to discuss the theme of the month, which can range from mental wellness, campus life, program selection to preparing for exams. You will also be able to attend MSSU socials designed exclusively for you! For more info, please click here.

Applications close Monday September 14, 2020! You can sign up as a mentee or mentor.
Click here to sign up as a Mentee.
Click here to sign up as a Mentor.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at mssu.mentorship@gmail.com or through facebook: Kelly Choi and Ronesh Sukhdeo

MSSU Spring Elections

As our academic year comes to an end, we will be holding elections for positions in our 2020-2021 Executive Team.

If you are interested in getting involved as a leader within the life science community at the University of Toronto – this is a great opportunity to do so! We are holding elections for the following positions:

– Co-Presidents (2)
– Vice-President (1)
– Treasurer (1)
– Secretary (1)
– Webmaster (1)
– Academic Advisor (2)
– Events Co-ordinator (1)
– Upper Year Reps (2)

If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please fill out our application form here:
https://forms.gle/XhM4yw6c4wT85vNJ8

Details of the responsibilities for each position are stated in the form.
Please note that if you are running for the position of webmaster, you must email us 3 examples of your past graphic design work.

All applications will be due by March 25th at 11:59 PM. Please prepare a brief (250 words) blurb outlining your candidacy. This excerpt will be used for the online ballots

OPTIONAL: Given that the elections have been moved online, you may submit a 1-2 minute video of your electoral speech and we will post it on your behalf. This is not mandatory.

Voting will take place ONLINE between March 27th and March 31st at 11:59 AM. Only students in the Life Sciences will be eligible to vote.

Best of luck to everyone that runs!

MSSU Annual Subject POSt Seminar

Still thinking about which Major, Minor, or Specialist you want to apply for? Come out to MSSU’s Annual Subject POSt Seminar on March 6th to learn about some of the program options that are available to you! Faculty members from various departments will be there to give you an overview of their programs and answer all your burning questions!

Students who attend the seminar will also receive a “Guide to Subject POSt” booklet, in which you will find more information on Subject POSt application process, as well as student stories/experiences in various life science disciplines.

A list of attending departments and speakers will be announced throughout February on our Facebook and Instagram pages, so stay tuned!

As usual, FREE PIZZA will be served ?
Please RSVP by clicking “Going” on Facebook!
We look forward to seeing you all there ?

MSSU Goes to Dodgeball

3… 2… 1… Dodge! Kick-start the new semester by joining us for a game of dodgeball at the AC on Sunday, January 26th! This event is open to EVERYONE, and we encourage everyone to attend! 🙂

Don’t forget to bring your TCard and a water bottle! ?

For all mentors and mentees: This will be a great opportunity for you to reconnect with each other after the winter holidays and discuss about the semester ahead!

REMINDER: All mentor-mentee pairs must attend at least ONE academic event and ONE social event throughout the school year. This will be our second last social event of the year, with the final social event being the “Art of Science” Coffeehouse on Wednesday, February 12th.

The Art of Science Coffee House

Call for submissions!

Are you a science student with a passion for art? Do you like to SING, DANCE, PAINT, or write POETRY? Do you play an INSTRUMENT? How about PHOTOGRAPHY? Sign up to perform or display your artwork at “The Art of Science” Coffee House on February 12th! All forms of art are welcome. Please sign up by January 27th, using the link:
https://forms.gle/xTXrMCQEbo5shFJw6

Even if you are not planning to perform, come out to enjoy an evening full of performance, art/photography exhibit, and FREE food! There will be a photo booth as well, so make sure to bring your friends along!

The Art of Science Coffee House is brought to you by: Medical Sciences Student Union (MSSU), Human Biology Students’ Union (HBSU), Healing Sounds of Music (HSM), Undergraduate Physiology Students’ Association (UPSA), Neuroscience Association for Undergraduate Students (NAUS), Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Student Union (LMPSU), Journal of Undergraduate Life Sciences (JULS), and Cell and Systems Biology Student Union (CSBSU).

Event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/535353297021009/

MSSU Winter Social

Please RSVP by clicking “going”! https://www.facebook.com/events/421792898759877/

‘Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la, la la la la~
Does exam season have you feeling down? Then come hang out with MSSU at our last event of the year! The winter social will feature board games, hot chocolate, Bob Ross themed painting, and cookie decorating! Attendance is FREE and the entire exec team is looking forward to seeing some new (+ old) faces!

MSSU Careers Seminar

Worried about what you can do with a degree in Life Sciences? Thinking it’s Med School or bust? Stop worrying! The Medical Sciences Student Union will be hosting its Annual Careers Seminar on Nov 22nd. The seminar features speakers from various career paths including (but not limited to) genetic counselling, physician’s assistant, pharmacy, and radiation sciences. The event is a great chance to speak with these professions in an intimate setting and to find out what life is like in their shoes. As always, there will be FREE PIZZA, so make sure to RSVP by clicking “Going” on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2489609958026779/?active_tab=about