Academic activities & workshops


Journal clubs

Please join us for our upcoming February journal clubs! Snacks and light refreshments will be provided by FMGSS. Please RSVP to Jacquie ( if you are interested in joining. Articles will follow shortly by email.

1. February 8th, 2:00-3:30PM in Room 303 (Videoconference room). The session will be led by Reem El Sherif, and we will discuss ‘Outcomes of using online consumer health information and how we can prevent the pitfalls’.
2. February 14th, 12:30-2:00PM in Room 318. This session will be led by Dr. Paula Bush, and we will discuss her latest systematic review article titled ‘Organizational participatory research: a systematic mixed studies review exposing its extra benefits and the key factors associated with them’.
3. February 22nd, in Room 306 (Fishbowl). This session will be Dr. Sathya Karunananthan, and will discuss her article, ‘Living systematic reviews: a novel approach for reducing research waste and advancing the science in diabetes quality improvement interventions’.

To the MSc students: we met with a few of you and are working on compiling a list of recommendations for the Graduate Programs regarding the curriculum for the next academic year. We will be sending that summary to you soon, and welcome any further additions or points on the matter. Jacquie is also still available to meet in person or through email (

To the PhD students: Nadia has arranged for a regular peer-support writing group for PhD students from 9am to 12pm every Thursday (usually in the student lounge). Anyone interested should email so she can arrange room bookings if needed.