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Department of Biochemistry Microbiology & Immunology. Chair: Dr. Daniel Figeys 26 core professors 50 cross appointed professors 33 adjunct professors. Microbiology & Immunology (MIC) and Biochemistry (BCH) Graduate Programs. 30 professors in MIC and 60 professors in BCH Core BMI - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Department of Biochemistry Microbiology & ImmunologyChair: Dr. Daniel Figeys

    26 core professors50 cross appointed professors33 adjunct professors

  • Microbiology & Immunology (MIC) and Biochemistry (BCH) Graduate Programs

    30 professors in MIC and 60 professors in BCHCore BMICross appointed from other DepartmentsOHRI, CHEO Adjunct professorsGovernment, NRC, CBS

  • Structure of MIC graduate programDirector - Dr. Andrew MakrigiannisGraduate committee

    Dr. L. Wang (RGN), Dr. L. Krishnan (NRC), Dr. T. Mah (RGN), Dr. S. Li (Health Canada),

  • Structure of BCH graduate programDirector - Dr. Alain StintziAssociate Director Dr. Vas MezlGraduate committee

    Drs. D. Picketts, D. Bulman, JF Couture, J. Lee, K. Baetz, M. Pelchat, T. Lagace, and X. Zha.

  • Graduate Office RGN 2135Academic Administrative Officers

    Victoria Stewart (BCH)grad.med@uottawa.ca 613-562-5800, ext 8229

    Fay Draper (MIC) grad.med@uottawa.ca613-562-5800, ext 8164

  • Responsibilities of Graduate Programsstructured program of study and research appropriate for the degree sought

    appropriate criteria for the evaluation of students (directed studies, comprehensive examinations, seminars, and theses)

    assess the student's progress systematically and in all cases at least once per year

  • Responsibilities of Graduate Programsimplement appropriate policies for the financial support of students

    create for students a milieu which fosters career development

    monitor the performance of thesis directors in terms of the quality of direction, as evidenced by the time to degree, the attrition rate of students under their direction, their availability, their ability to determine research topics of appropriate scope, etc.

  • Degree Expectations Depth and Breadth of KnowledgeM.Sc. : A systematic understanding of knowledge in the discipline/field; critical awareness of current problems /new insights in the disciplinePh.D. : A thorough understanding of a substantial body of knowledge, relevant knowledge outside the field

  • Degree Expectations2) Research and ScholarshipM.Sc.: comprehension of how established methods of research and inquiry lead to new knowledge in the discipline; critical evaluation of current research; ability to develop sustained argument or originality in the application of knowledgePh.D. conceptualize, design, implement research, make informed judgements on complex issues, produce original research of a quality to satisfy peer review and merit publication

  • Degree Expectations

    3) Application of Knowledge M.Sc. : apply existing knowledge in critical analysis of new problems

    Ph.D. : undertake research at an advanced level; contribute to development of academic, professional tools, methods etc.

  • Degree Expectations4) Professional AutonomyM.Sc. Skills necessary for employment personal responsibility, decision making in complex situations, intellectual independence, ethical behaviour consistent with academic integrity, appreciation of broader implications of applying knowledge

    Ph.D. Skills as for M.Sc. - autonomy

  • Degree Expectations5) Communication SkillsM.Sc. : ability to communicate ideas, issues and conclusions clearly

    Ph.D. : ability to communicate complex and/ or ambiguous ideas issues and conclusions clearly

  • Policies and ProceduresCourses2 approved graduate courses in their respective programsFor MIC M.Sc. Students, MIC5100, plus one For Ph.D. student, one must be a MIC courseSeminar course every sessionParticipation in BMI Poster and Seminar Days, one presentation every year (poster or seminar)

  • Policies and ProceduresOther Program RequirementsRegistration to MED8166 in first year as of summer 2013PhD Comprehensive exam (9998)Research thesis (9997)TAC meeting once/year

  • Policies and ProceduresTHESIS ADVISORY COMMITTEERole of the TAC Monitor the students progress in the program + provide advice on the conduct of the research project.Within 2 terms:Identify TAC (2 members + supervisor) Hold first TAC meeting and submit summary and report to RGN 2135

  • Transfer M.Sc. to Ph.D.Hold Transfer Exam in 4th session (the first registration in the PhD must occur in the 5th sessions at the latest).Permission of the supervisor and TACCompletion of course requirements for the M.Sc. (A- average in courses)Transfer Exam (defence of research proposal)

  • Policies and ProceduresTIME CONSTRAINTSM.Sc.The minimum stipend is committed only for 2 years Time limit set by FGPS: 4 yearsPh.D.Minimum stipend is committed for 4 yearsTime limit set by FGPS: 7 years

  • ResearchGraduate Research is part of your studies, and is NOT PAID WORK

    Success in research takes dedication, motivation, and commitment

    Your supervisors will expect you to be in the lab for as many hours as necessary to make progress

  • ThesesYour thesis should be considered the most important document/manuscript you prepare as a studentpapers format theses ARE NOT accepted in the MIC program.paper format theses are accepted in the BCH program (but must have a minimum of 3 papers, 2 as first author).

  • Other TrainingGeneral Laboratory SafetyBiosafetyRadiationAnimal Care

    Environmental Health and Safety Service (EHSS)University of Ottawa Animal Care Service

  • Internal Scholarships

    Admission scholarshipsMSc : $7500/year for two yearsPhD : $9000/year for four years Excellence AwardsTuition waiver for students with external scholarships

  • Scholarships for International StudentsFull scholarshipFull tuitionPartialCovers difference between Cdn tuition and international tuitionBourse internationale de la francophonieDifferential between $2500 and international tuition

  • Travel FundingAttendance and presentation at meetings is an essential component of graduate training

    Microbiology and Immunology : one award in MSc and one award in PhD (max $ 300 each) Biochemistry : one award in MSc and two awards in PhD (max $1000 each)FGPS / GSAED / Supervisor are other sources

  • External ScholarshipsDeadlines for external scholarship applications are mostly in the fallOGS QEISSTNSERCCIHR

    Check the FGPS/Scholarships website at http://www.grad.uottawa.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=1458 for details

  • Teaching OpportunitiesTA, marking - undergraduate BCH programPosted in July each year - Room 4170Co-ordinator: Dr. Josee CoutuOther positions may be available through Chemistry, Biopharmaceutical

  • ProblemsSupervisor / TAC membersAcademic Administration Officers (Fay/Victoria)Director and Graduate CommitteeDepartment ChairAssistant Dean of Graduate Studies for the Faculty of MedicineVice Dean of FGPS

  • Additional Support

    Faculty of Medicine counseling serviceInternational Student OfficeStudent Academic Success Centre, FGPS

  • BMI Graduate Student Associationhttp://www.med.uottawa.ca/Associations/BMIGSA/

    The BMI Bulletin BMIGSAs GUIDE TO SUCCESS FOR NEW BMI STUDENTS!

  • Fun ThingsResearch !BMIGSAParties/ BarbecuesField tripsWorkshops

    Research symposiaCareer Day

  • Welcome to graduate studies!Any questions: Please call 613-562-5800Fay Draper at ext. 8164 or Victoria Stewart ext. 8229

    or e-mail to grad.med@uottawa.ca