GRADUATE & LIFE SCIENCES EDUCATION

Lucy Chau, Immunology

chauAs a leader, Lucy believes it is important to create a student learning environment that fosters collaboration and excellence.   For four years, she was involved with the First Year Learning Community as a mentor for first year students transitioning into a university environment.  Since 2011, she was elected Treasurer, Vice President, as well as President of the Immunology Students’ Association (IMMSA).  She coordinated initiatives to promote the student learning as well as set the academic standards of the Department of Immunology.  As the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Undergraduate Life Sciences (JULS), Lucy created opportunities for undergraduates across Canada to showcase their research.  As the organizer of the annual Ontario-Quebec Undergraduate Immunology Conference (OQUIC), she worked hard on this cross-provincial initiative that showcases undergraduate research of over 11 Universities in the region. This conference helped to connect aspiring scientists with leading immunologists in North America as well as encourage research involvement amongst our students.