Need a quick stats review? HGSS is hosting a stats workshop on Wed Nov 4, 2-5 PM. The workshop will cover the basics of statistical analyses (e.g. principles of hypothesis testing, p-value, t-tests, ANOVAs, regressions, power/sample size). Register before Nov 2! The Zoom meeting link will be sent to those registered. https://forms.gle/bZMWAd2mHbrAybta7
Do you consider yourself to be underrepresented in the genetic counselling field? Please consider taking Katie Huang’s anonymous survey to identify barriers faced by underrepresented applicants applying to genetic counselling programs. This study hopes to bring attention to the barriers underrepresented applicants face so that the genetic counselling community can begin to address them. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in an optional raffle for a gift card upon completion of the survey.Click here for more information about an important study from current genetic counselling student Katie Huang (University of Texas): https://tinyurl.com/underrepresentedgc
We’re currently looking for students to fill the following positions: – VP Postdoctoral Affairs – Genetic Counselling Program Representative – Génome Québec Innovation Centre Site Representative – Bellini/Goodman Life Sciences Building Site Representative Please contact Caitlin Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested.
Hadla Hariri’s PhD defence will be live-streamed tomorrow, September 4th, at 9h30 AM. Hadla is supervised by Dr. René St-Arnaud at the Shriners and will be presenting on the “Identification of novel target genes of the PTH-activated NACA transcriptional coregulator in bone”. https://bit.ly/3jGEuO2
The poster was a special collaboration with Hadla’s labmates, Caitlin & Ajay.
The HGSS exec is hosting a virtual icebreaker event this Wednesday, September 2nd at 6 PM. Bring your drinks/snacks to the Zoom call and enjoy this meet-and-greet + icebreaker games with the rest of the first years and the HGSS exec. Check your emails for the Zoom link. Hope you can all make it!
Are you a returning HGen student? Do you have ~2hrs/semester in the upcoming year to invest in the HGen community? HGSS needs you!
We are currently looking for volunteers (MSc, PhD; thesis, genetic counselling) to act as mentors for our incoming students. You’ll be paired with a first-year student based on your time preferences and research interests, and be responsible to hold 2 meetings (most likely over Zoom) with your mentee, one at the beginning of the school year and one midway through. We will provide you with starter topics for your first meeting.