Graduate Student Panel

Are you interested in graduate school in pharmacology or pharmacy following your undergraduate education? 

Please join the PTSA at 4-5pm today for a graduate student panel, featuring students currently pursuing their PharmD, Master’s programs and PhDs! 

ZOOM link:

If you missed our panel, check out the slide deck below for more about our guests & contact information if you have any more questions for them!

PEY Panel

Are you in second or third year and interested in PEY? Want some advice on how to apply or hear about the experience from students currently on PEY or that have already completed their PEY? Panelists include students who are completing/completed PEY terms at Sanofi, Harvard Medical School and more!

Check out the slides (download above) from PTSA’s PEY panel hosted on November 12th at 6PM.

View the individual stories of our student panelists, and feel free to contact them with personal questions if you missed out!


PHOXIE 2nd Year Rep Elections and Mentorship Introduction

Date: Thursday, September 26th, 2019 5-7pm

Location: DTL Lounge – Medical Sciences (MSB 3378)

Phoxie is the orientation and introduction event for incoming students of the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. The purpose of the event is twofold: to conduct the 2nd year representative elections as well as an icebreaker for the pharmacology and toxicology mentorship program.

During Phoxie, we will conduct the elections for our two 2nd Year Representatives:

Position Description and Criteria-  Candidates will be running for the 2nd Year Representative position. The 2nd year Representatives act as the liaison between students, PTSA as well as the administration. They are responsible for inventory, announcements in the 2nd year classes, as well as general 2nd year related tasks. It is also expected of them to conduct themselves to the expectations of any PTSA member. Candidates must be a 2nd year and a constituent of the PTSA as defined by their constitution (taking or will be taking at least one half credit course with the PCL designation for the school year 2019-2020).

We will be pairing mentors and mentees for our mentorship program this year. Whether you are an incoming second year student and would like to be put in touch with a third or fourth year PharmTox student, or a third/fourth year open to mentoring and connecting with a second year, its not too late to sign up via this link: 

Calling all second year Pharmacology & Toxicology students!

Come out and partake in food and support your fellow candidates running for second year rep! Click here to see the event page on facebook!

PHOXIE: Second Year Orientation

The PTSA Second Year Orientation event, PHOXIE, will be held this Friday, October 2nd from 3-5PM. Please join us in the Hart House East Common Room for food and mingling. Make new friends that you’ll be seeing for the rest of your time in undergrad! Second years will also be electing two representatives to join the PTSA exec team this year.

RSVP on Facebook here:

Hope to see you there!

Games Night Round 2

Come in and unthaw from the snowy weather with your friends in Pharmtox — our second Games Night of the semester is happening next week. Join us for board games and get warm and toasty with some hot chocolate and other delicious snacks. Unlike our previous games night, we won’t have an academic seminar beforehand, so it’ll be a full night of play. Hope to see you guys all there!

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DATE AND TIME: Thursday, November 20 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
RSVP on Facebook

302/376 Study Session, Academic Seminar, Games Night

Don’t forget about our events this week! Just a quick reminder about our study session and games night on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.

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DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – 2:00-4:00PM
INFO on Facebook

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DATE AND TIME: Thursday, October 9, 2014 – 5:00-8:00PM
RSVP on Facebook!

Summer BBQ with the PTSA

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DATE AND TIME: Thursday, August 7 – 4:00-6:00PM
LOCATION: UTSU Lawn (near Hart House)
RSVP on Facebook!

Hey everyone! We’re having a nice BBQ next week to start off the last month of summer break. Join us any time between 4 to 6 to grab a freshly grilled bite to eat. RSVP on Facebook so we can make sure we have food for everyone.

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.

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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)

All-Candidates Meeting and General Elections Update!

Hi All!

As we all know, the end of the semester is fast approaching, and so are our All-Candidates and General Elections Meetings!  We are excited to announce that we have finalized the dates and locations of both events.

The All-Candidates Meeting will be held in MS2394 from 5pm-6pm on April 2nd.  Again, if you were not previously aware, anyone interested in running for a position on the PTSA Executive must either attend this meeting, or send a message to detailing which 3 positions they intend to run for.  If they don’t complete this step, they CAN’T run.  If you are interested in running for either of the co-president positions you have to download and complete an official nomination form with fifteen signatures of students in the department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, and submit it by 5pm on March 28.  Forms are available on our website on the General Elections Information page, as previously published.

The General Elections will be taking place in MC254 from 5pm-6pm on April 4th.  If you are running for a position and you can show up in advance of 5pm, PLEASE DO.  We want to make this process run as smoothly as possible.

After all the voting has finished on April 4th, you are all welcome to join us at O’Grady’s Irish Pub on College Street for some free beer!  That’s right – FREE BEER.  Best of luck to you all over these final days of the semester, and we look forward to seeing you next week!

-Your PTSA Executives

Academic Seminar/ Games Night 2013

Hello everyone

The PTSA would like to invite you to our second Academic seminar/Games night event taking place on the 20th of March. Essentially, we will have two events happening on the same day!

The first event is our academic seminar which will be taking place in MSB4227 from 5-6pm. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Ruth Ross, the chairperson of our department. She will be introducing us to her research. Her research mainly focuses on Cannabinoids and their potential for therapeutic use. Some of her work is also geared on determining the endogenous ligands for certain orphan GPCRs. It promises to be a very scintillating talk and it will also be a very good opportunity to meet our chairperson. We encourage you to attend.

The second event is our super fun games night which will be taking place in the Fitzgerald building in room 129 from 6-10pm. We will have a wide variety of board games. This is a great opportunity to relax, meet other PharmTox students and have lots of laughs. Feel free to join us at either of the events or both!J

We will have hoodie order forms at both events (PharmTox pride!) and lastly there will be FREE FOOD and POP available throughout the night. Come one, come ALL for a most spectacular night!!

See you there

-your execs

Professor Student Luncheon 2013

Hello everyone

The PTSA would like to invite you to our annual PTSA Professor Student Luncheon. The event will be held next week Tuesday (March 5, 2013) from 12pm- 3pm in the Hart House Debates room. At the event you will be able to casually interact with the professors and other students in the department. You may use this opportunity to find out more about their research or the courses that they teach. The professors may also be able to offer some advice about possible future directions with a degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Additionally, there will be free food and refreshments. We urge you to attend and hope to see you there!

-Your Execs