Current Seminars

21/02/2012 - 18:30 - RoboNurse by Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Individuals in the healthcare industry suffer from a high rate of workplace related injuries when compared to other industries; this is especially true for nurses. In particular, nurses are at a high risk for low-back injuries, as lifting-related activities associated with patient transferring, are closely related to such injuries. Numerous...

14/02/2012 - 18:30 - An Implantable Smart Chip to Treat Chronic Pain

In Canada, the cost of chronic pain to the healthcare system surpasses that of cancer, heart disease and HIV combined. Direct healthcare costs due to chronic pain exceed $6 billion per year and these costs are expected to escalate to over $10 billion per year. Chronic pain is pain that extends beyond the expected period of healing. It affects 1 in...

07/02/2012 - 18:30 - Virus-Based Batteries

The progress of modern battery technology has been slow to say the least. This is truly put in to perspective when we consider that computing is advancing at such a rapid pace – according to Moore’s law, computer memory capacity is said to double every year. Important technological advancement must be made in order to re-electrify the...

31/01/2012 - 18:30 - Career Observations in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Presented by Dr Theodore Witek, CEO, Boehringer Ingelheim Canada. Open to the public! Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 6:30-7:30pm, Instructional Centre, Room 335. Also available via webcast. The Master of Biotechnology Program would like to thank AstraZeneca Canada Inc. for their continued support of this seminar series.

24/01/2012 - 18:30 - Vascularization of 3D Constructs

Presented by Dr. Michael Sefton, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto. Open to the public! Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 6:30-7:30pm, Instructional Centre, Room 335. Also available via webcast. The Master of Biotechnology Program would like to thank AstraZeneca Canada Inc. for their continued support of this...

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