Another year has passed and it’s time for general elections for the new PTSA exec team! The General Elections Information page has been updated with this year’s dates and the link to the new Co-President Nomination Form for those who wish to run for co-presidency. If you are interested in running for any of the eight positions on the exec council, please click the link! In addition to attending elections to give your speech, you need to participate in the All Candidates Meeting beforehand, so save the date. Locations are TBA.

We look forward to seeing you all in the following weeks! Also, if you are unaware, Pub night will be held right after the PTSA elections on April 3rd. Beer will be provided by the PTSA.

[important title=”General Elections and Pub Night”]
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, April 3 – 6:00-10:00PM for pub night
LOCATION: TBA for elections, O’Gradys (171 College St) for pub night

Hoodies, Games, and an Academic Seminar

EDIT on March 9th: There have been some slight changes to the hoodie sale and seminar times – sorry! Check below to see the updated dates.

Hey everyone! We’ve got an exciting week ahead of us starting on the 10th. We’re having a week of hoodie sales for our wonderful PTSA hoodies (as you can see on the site header). We’ll be coming to your classes so you can buy them with less hassle than picking it up from us some other time. Just make sure to bring your $40 dollars! The dates and locations for the sales are:

  • Monday, March 10: MSB3163 at 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 12: MSB3171 at 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 13: MSB2158 at 11:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, March 13: MSB3163 at 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • See the pictures on this site or join the Facebook event

Also on Thursday, is our academic seminar and games night for this semester. We’ll be having our guest, Dr. Ameer Taha, give a brief 50 minute talk about his research:

Dr. Ameer Taha is currently a visiting fellow at the NIH and an adjunct assistant professor at the Kinesiology Department of the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining NIH, he was the scientific director of Certo Labs Inc., where he developed Certo’s high throughput technology platform for extracting antibiotics, pesticides and nutrients from food samples. He obtained his PhD from the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto. His past research focused on pharmacotherapy using omega-3 fatty acids in epilepsy. At NIH, Dr. Taha has been studying the role of brain fatty acid metabolism in neurodegenerative disorders.

Then we’ll get to have some fun for the rest of the night with some board games – food and snacks included! Games night will have an exclusive photobooth session for you and your friends to make some photographic memories.

[important title=”Academic Seminar and Games Night”]
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, March 13, 5:00-9:00pm
LOCATION: MSB4227 (5:00-6:30PM, speaker begins at 5:30pm, Academic Seminar) and MSB3163 (6:30-9:00PM, Games Night)

Prof Student Luncheon

Hey everyone! Hope you went out and enjoyed our previous skating event, and that you’re having a great start to reading week. When you come back, we’ll be having our annual prof student luncheon on Tuesday. Come out for free food and an opportunity to talk to our department’s profs about research and careers, as well as whatever you’d like to discuss with them. Feel free to drop in between 12:30 and 2:30.

[important title=”Prof-Student Luncheon”]
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, February 25, 12:30-2:30 PM
LOCATION: Hart House Debate Room
FACEBOOK EVENT[/important]

Skate Date with the PTSA!

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DATE AND TIME: Friday, February 14, 3:00-5:00 PM
LOCATION: MSB4227, meet up at 3 to walk to Nathan Phillips Square
FACEBOOK EVENT[/important]

Hey everyone! For all of you who want to enjoy the last day of school before Reading Week with some refreshing outdoor activity, join us for a skate date on Friday! We’ll be going to Nathan Phillips Square for two hours of fun. You can bring your own skates or rent them at the rink. If you’re renting, you’ll need $10 and a piece of government ID (i.e. not your student card).

Bring your date! Bring your friends! We’ll also be serving donuts and warm drinks, so come on out!

We’ve planned out some future events as well, so mark your calendars for the following:
Academic Seminar & Games Night – Thursday, March 13th, 5-8pm
Prof Student Luncheon – Tuesday, February 25th, 12:30-2:30pm

Pub Night and Grad Q&A

Our first event of the semester is happening next Friday! It’ll be a joint event with our department’s graduate students (PGSA). We’ll be having a Q&A session at MSB for you to ask any questions about research and grad school at 6pm, before heading out to celebrate the weekend with some free drinks! Feel free to come to both parts of the event, just the Q&A, or just the drinking. Come out to mingle with your friends, and meet some of the other students of our department!

[important title=”Pub Night and Grad Q&A”]
DATE AND TIME: Friday, January 17, 6:00 PM (Q&A) and 6:30PM (Pub Night)
LOCATION: MSB4227 (Q&A) and Pogue Mahone (777 Bay St., Pub Night)
FACEBOOK EVENT[/important]

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to another semester, everyone!

We hope you’ve had a relaxing, stress-free winter break, so that you’re ready to tackle your new courses.

We’ll be back with a lot of great events this semester – keep an eye out for round two of Games Night and Academic Seminar, as well as skating and career help events. Our website and Facebook page will have the details as they come up.

If you came out to any of our events last semester (or even if you didn’t,) you should check out our Welcome Back video!

Lastly, don’t forget about our PTSA hoodies. You can find the order forms on our site or you can contact any of the execs to get your own – it’ll keep you comfy and warm throughout the chilly winter weather!

End-of-term General Meeting

Hi guys,

It’s the end of the semester already! We’ll be having a general meeting for the PTSA next Monday. Anyone taking a PCL course can attend. We’ll be collecting commentary and suggestions for the PCL courses you’ve taken this semester, and any general comments. Light refreshments will be served!

[important title=”General Meeting”]
DATE AND TIME: Monday, December 2 5:10 PM
FACEBOOK EVENT[/important]

This week’s events!

Hey everyone,
We’re having a whole bunch of events at the end of this short week.

[important title=”Seminar & Entertainment Night”]
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, November 14 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM (6:00-7:00PM for the seminar)
FACEBOOK EVENT[/important]

The seminar will feature Dr. Grant and his topic on pharmacogenetics, aromatic amine toxicity, and liver cancer.
Feel free to drop by after the seminar at any time from 7-9 if you have classes before. There will be
free food, drinks and snacks (popcorn!) that we guarantee to not be pizza!

[important title=”BLIMP Joint Games Night”]
DATE AND TIME: Friday, November 15 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (5:45PM for group meet-up)
LOCATION: Cat’s Eye (Goldring Centre, 160 Charles St. W)
FACEBOOK EVENT[/important]

This is a joint games (board games, cards, pool, video game) night taking place on Friday night. Make some friends with people in other majors! Again, there will be free food and drink. If you don’t know where the location is, we’ll be having a group meet up at 5:45 by the Tim Horton’s in MSB to walk together to the cafe.

Come out and have some fun before finals!
Your PTSA execs

PHOXIE Updates & Pizza Lunch

Hey everyone,

Details about PHOXIE, the PTSA second-year orientation, have been put up on the site. Details concerning the schedule and the 2nd year rep election can be found under the September section of the Events page. Drop by to meet your fellow second years and get some free food!

[important title=”PHOXIE Info”]
DATE AND TIME: September 25, Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
LOCATION: MSB4227[/important]

We also have our Welcome Back Pizza Lunch next Wednesday! Don’t forget to come by!

[important title=”Pizza Lunch Info”]
DATE AND TIME: September 18, Wednesday, 11:45-1:15 pm
LOCATION: MS4227[/important]

Welcome back!

Hey guys!

The Pharmacology & Toxicology Students’ Association (PTSA) is excited to welcome you back to another great year! We’ve been hard at work organizing events for your enjoyment and we’re all very excited to see you again this fall.

Phoxie, our second year orientation designed to welcome new students into the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, will be held on September 25, 11-1 PM. It’s a great opportunity for new students to meet fellow Pharmacology & Toxicology students, as well as members of our esteemed faculty. Two (2) second-year representatives will be elected to join the PTSA at the end of Phoxie. Details of the election will be announced at a later date.

[important title=”PHOXIE Info”]
DATE AND TIME: September 25, Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 1: 00 PM
LOCATION: MSB4227[/important]

Looking forward to another great semester with you all!

Your PTSA Executive Team