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

Summer Research Info Session!!!

Interested in summer research?

Want to see the world at the same time?

This WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5th from 11am to 12pm in MSB4227, the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is holding an information session about PCL379, a new Summer Research Abroad course!

Upcoming Event: GENERAL MEETING DEC. 4TH!!!

Hey Everyone!

The PTSA would like to invite you to our final event for the year, our first-semester GENERAL MEETING.

Date: Tuesday December 4, 2012

Location: MSB 4227

Time: 5pm-7pm

At the meeting we hope to hear your comments about the Pharmacology and Toxicology courses that you have taken this semester, as well as discuss the changes we are hoping to make to the PTSA Constitution.  We will then wrap up the meeting by voting on the proposed changes.

We are proposing a few changes to the constitution; however, these changes cannot come into effect UNLESS they are voted on by you, our student members. We ask that you review the changes we are proposing to the constitution to ensure that you are aware of what they are and what they mean to the future role of the PTSA at UofT. The old and proposed constitutions will be available shortly on our website at ptsa.sa.utoronto.ca as well as our Facebook page at: www. facebook.com/UofTPTSA.  Copies of both versions of the constitution will also be available for viewing at the meeting, so you can review it then.

We will have treats and coffee at the meeting and we will also be selling our official PTSA hoodies ($40).  After the meeting is over, we’re going to be heading out for an end-of-semester celebration!  All are welcome.

See you there,

Your PTSA Exec

Thank you!

Hi All,

We just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who came out last night to either the Academic Seminar or Games Night or both!  We had a great time, and we hope you did too.  Remember that we have our General Meeting coming up on December 4th where we will be voting on a modified constitution for the PTSA, so keep an eye out for information about that event!


The PTSA Executive

Upcoming Events on November 7th!

Hello All!

The PTSA would like to invite you to TWO EVENTS occurring on Wednedsay  November 7th. The first event is an Academic Seminar and our keynote  speaker is Dr. Peter Wells from our very own Department of  Pharmacology and Toxicology here at UofT! For his talk, he’ll be  focusing on his work on the roles of oxidative stress and DNA damage  and repair in teratogenesis.  This is a special opportunity to see  some of the great work being done in our department, as well as a  chance to get to know a faculty member. We’ll even be providing some  FREE pizza and subs for you to enjoy, so come check it out!

Academic Seminar Time: 5-6pm

Academic Seminar Location: MSB4227

The second event is our Games Night! Right after the seminar, we will  be walking over to Sidney Smith where we are going to relax, have fun  and enjoy MORE FREE FOOD, not to mention have a 50/50 raffle! We will  have some board games there, but if there’s one you really want to  play, feel free to bring your own as well! Come on out and spend some time with your fellow PharmToxers.

Games Night Time: 6:30-10pm

Games Night Location: SS2127

If you have any questions, queries or concerns please email or send us  a message on Facebook!  Our Facebook page is found at:  www.facebook.com/UofTPTSA

We look forward to seeing you on the 7th of November!

– Your PTSA Execs