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!

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DATE AND TIME: Monday, December 2 5:10 PM
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This week’s events!

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

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DATE AND TIME: Thursday, November 14 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM (6:00-7:00PM for the seminar)
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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)
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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!

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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

UTSU Clubs Day

Hey ya’ll!

Clubs day is tomorrow from 10 am- 2 pm! Come check out the PTSA table for free food and PTSA bookmarks! We’re at table #41 under the orange/ASSU section (area beside UC). Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow and hope you’re all enjoying the remaining summer days!

Course Commentary, Now Available

We would like to inform you that the Course Commentary is now available. The Course Commentary is a compilation of comments from the 2012-2013 course evaluations, as well as a compilation of very helpful course-specific tips from previous students. You can access the document via the link below or through the resources page:

2013 PTSA Course Commentary(Official)

We apologize for not getting the Commentary out sooner and we would like to thank all the students that made contributions to it.

Important Notice Regarding the Course Commentary

Due to delays in the approval process we are unable to release the Course Commentary as scheduled.We will try our best to release the Commentary before all course enrollment dates pass. Before then if you have any questions about PharmTox courses feel free to reach out to us through our facebook page and we will do our best to answer your questions.

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 info.ptsa@utoronto.ca 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