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Looking for a way to motivate yourself to exercise, eat better, sleep more? Stay consistent? Work towards a fitness or wellness goal? The Grad Room team put together the HealthyGraduate program to help us out.

Sign up here for:

  • 21-day exercise challenges in October and November
  • A long-termexercise accountability group

Other activities to look out for:

  • Workshop on nutrition in October
  • Workshop on sleep in November

The HealthyGraduate program uses Slack to coordinate sleep & exercise challenges and hosts health-related monthly meetings and accountability groups. Follow the Grad Room on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Eventbrite for updates. Together, we can make the U of T graduate community healthier and more vibrant!


CADTH is now accepting abstracts for workshops, panels, debates, breakfast sessions, oral presentations, and posters for the 2020 CADTH Symposium to be held in Toronto, Ontario, April 19 to 21, 2020. The theme is Decision-Making in an Age of Uncertainty.

Abstracts must be submitted online by Friday, October, 25. Questions may be sent by email to


Student Rounds are lunch-time seminars (with food!) where we have our very own IHPME students present their work in a friendly and inter-disciplinary environment. This is a first-call for students interested in presenting! The seminar can be anything that you want to make of it…Want to treat it like a mock defence? Want to run a workshop? Want to form a panel with like-minded students? We are open to everything and anything you are looking to share.

Please contact Jillian, our Student Rounds Coordinator, ( if you would like to sign-up to present or if you want to discuss times/dates/more info.

Research Day 2020 – Call for Committee Participation

We are inviting all interested IHPME students to join the IHPME Research Day Committee 2020. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in making a day dedicated to promoting student research the best it can be. This year’s Research Day is May 6, 2020. 

Our first meeting is on TuesdayOctober 15th at 5pm in room HS412. We will brainstorm theme ideas and you will be able to sign up for more specific roles based on your preferences and availabilities. Roles include finance, logistics, communications, securing speakers, and many more.

Please send an email to express interest to one or both co-chairs at the following emails (even if you can’t attend our first meeting): (Qi Guan) or (Lilian Lin)

Scholarships & Awards Writing Workshop – September 11th, 12-1:00 pm

From Dr. Whitney Berta:

IHPME will hold their annual Scholarships & Awards Writing Workshop, jointly with the DLSPH, on September 11th from Noon-1:00 pm

During the Workshop, several faculty members and successful student applicants will be on hand to review/discuss the application requirements for upcoming CIHR and SSHRC awards/scholarships competitions, and to work with you on your draft application materials. 

Please bring your draft application materials to the Workshop.

Meeting location: HS 618


All IHPME students are invited to the GSU Annual General Meeting.

This is an opportunity to meet your 2019-20 GSU executive team, hear about vacant positions and how to get involved, review the budget for the year and know about upcoming events and opportunities!

Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

When: Tuesday, September 24th (5:30-7:30PM)

Where: Health Sciences Building, Room 208

VERNISSAGE HEALTH 2020 – Applications now open!

Vernissage Health is a unique forum bringing together experienced leaders (CEOs + Executives) with emerging leaders (IHPME students) in health.
Dialogue can be a powerful catalyst for transformative learning and systemic change. This is the central idea behind an initiative called Vernissage Health, a re-interpretation of the 18th century salon asa forum for contemporary leadership development. Supported by IHPME and Rotman faculty, Vernissage Health is an innovative leadership development opportunity in 2020.

For more information:



We’re excited to invite you to the Randomized Coffee Trials at the IHPME Cafe hub powered by Ten Thousand Coffees and supported by RBC Future Launch!

We know we’ve entered a new era in the world of work, where organizations are focused on the soft skills as well as new professionals’ abilities to always be learning. The best way to improve those skills and continually gain new knowledge is to meet others with diverse perspectives. Through the IHPME Randomized Coffee Trials, you will be introduced to our alumni, faculty, senior fellows and fellow students  to meet up for career conversations or networking opportunities, in-person or online. We invite you to ask questions, tell your story, share your experience, and build connections over coffee.

What will you get from the program?- An opportunity to develop your networking and communications skills through real-world practice with experienced leaders;- Obtain knowledge and insight from experienced healthcare executives and other members of your growing network, based on your industry and interests;- Gain a better understanding of what career paths are available as you enter or continue your career.

We hope you’ll take 2-3 minutes to join the program by signing up here:

Looking for more details? Please visit the Randomized Coffee Trials page on the IHPME website for information on how it works, including a short video!

For any additional questions, please contact Lydia Sequeira( or Crystal Milligan(

PEER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: Deadline September 6th

As you may know, the IHPME Graduate Student Union is offering an HSRPeer Mentorship Program in which upper year students are connected to new incoming students to build a stronger network in our student community for the purpose of fostering relationships, sharing knowledge and resources, and developing leadership skills.
This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow HSR students, and we encourage everyone to sign up!
To join this Peer Program, please fill out the survey below, where you can indicate whether you are an incoming student or volunteering as an upper-year student (returning students in years 2 or above).
Please sign up by tomorrow, Friday September 6, 2019.
HSR Students:
If you have any questions, please contact our Peer Mentorship Program coordinator, Alex Cernat, at

We look forward to making this a great year for IHPME students!

Welcome Back Social – Sept 3

Mark your calendars!

You’re invited to the Welcome Back Social on September 3rd at Her Father’s Cider Bar + Kitchen at 5:30 PM. This will be an opportunity to network, socialize, and meet other students ? 

Dr. Whitney Berta, IHPME Professor and Graduate Coordinator will be giving opening remarks and answering any burning questions you may have.

See you there