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.

Mar 9, 2023
Curiosity and a desire to make a positive impact on the world drove student Elaine Thai to pursue graduate studies in biochemistry. Now in the fifth year of her PhD, Elaine reflected on what sparked her interest in research, how she got over her presentation anxiety and what the best parts of graduate school have been so far.
Mar 1, 2023
Alaa Alsaafin is a sixth-year PhD student at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. In this Q&A, she talked about what inspired her to pursue a scientific path, her research and the best – and most nerve-racking – parts of graduate school.
Nov 25, 2022
We join with the global community in recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th, which begins 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence culminating in World Human Rights Day on December 10th.
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. 

Graduate Alumni Kathleen Houlahan, Medical Biophysics

Meet our Undergraduate Ambassador Michelle Wang, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Toronto DNA Replication and Repair Symposium

RHSE Talks: One Minute Video Competition Winner - Stella Begovich (Biochemistry Undergraduate)

KRAS Protein

KRAS is a plasma-membrane anchored protein that regulates various cellular processes such as immune response, cell replication, and cell structure. The KRAS gene is one of the most frequently mutated genes that causes cancer. Mutations in the KRAS gene are known to cause some of the most lethal cancers such as lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and pancreatic cancer by causing uncontrolled cell growth or immune system evasion. What our research aims to do is to screen a library of 63.
Stella Begovich