Welcome to Graduate & Life Sciences Education

GLSE encompasses two major education activities in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine – Graduate Education and Undergraduate Education in the Life Sciences including Arts and Science and other interdivisional teaching.  GLSE also oversees the activities of the Department of Teaching Labs (DTL).  GLSE advocates for graduate and undergraduate students and promotes innovative education in the heart of Canada’s largest health care research hub.

Jun 28, 2022
Upon reflection, the shadowing experience as a mentor was an outstanding success as the undergraduate students were very appreciative and learned about graduate school, student life, and cutting- edge respiratory research. I hope to continue mentoring and empowering future undergraduate students as they consider pursuing a graduate degree.
Jun 21, 2022
The month of June provides us with the opportunity to honour, celebrate and to reflect on the diverse histories, heritage and cultural impact of First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities. National Indigenous Peoples Day is held on June 21 (Summer Solstice), during which many First Nations communities honour Grandfather Sun. On this day where Grandfather Sun makes his longest visit, we can reflect on the teachings shared by our Elders, and look back on the bright moments and shadows of our year so far.
May 31, 2022
My PhD focuses on limb muscle structure and contractile function in adults with cystic fibrosis.  Specifically, I investigated the role of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein (a malfunctioning protein in people with CF) on their limb muscle size and muscle quality, as well as limb muscle strength, and muscle power.
Message from the Vice Dean, Justin R. Nodwell

Research and Health Science Education

The Office of Research and Health Science Education serves an enormous community of scholars and students in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. This includes what is arguably the most comprehensive life sciences educational platform in Canada including more than 14,000 undergraduate students enrolled in 24 minor, major and specialist programs and more than 2,900 students enrolled in 32 graduate programs. 

Shadowing Program Mentor Harrison Levine, MSc. Candidate in the Department of Physiology

Graduate Alumni Kai Ian Leung

PhD thesis Language and Cognitive Development in Bilingual Children Post-Stroke

Erum Razvi Biochemistry PhD Defense with ASL Interpretation

Graduate Alumni Jacquelin Forsey, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
Supervisors: Stella Ng and Nicole Woods, Associate Professors

PhD Thesis: Understanding the Basic Science of Patient-Provider Communication in Health Professions Education

GLSE Talks: One Minute Video Competition Winner - Anne van der Meij (Biochemistry Postdoc)

Dirt(y) microbes save the day! Dying soil is an invisible crisis at our feet and endangers our food supply. However, with the help of billions of microbes, that largely determine soil chemistry, we'll be able to take control.
Anne Van der Meij