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2019 Professional Skills Boot Camp

  • Day 1: Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Location: RGN 4161, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Mitacs - "Foundations of Project Management I"
  • Registration required

 

  • Day 2: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Location: RGN 4161, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Mitacs - “Foundations of Project Management I – continued”
  • Registration required

 

  • Day 3: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Location: RGN 4161, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • The Acting Company – "Improve your communication skills"

 

  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: RGN 4161, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Career Development Centre - “Job Interview” & “Job Search Strategies and Tools”

 

  • Day 4: Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Location: RGN 3035, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • WinSETT Centre
  • 8:45 – 9:00 am Participants sign up
  • 9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome from Program Director Dr. Daniel Figeys
  • 9:10 – 11:00 am "Introduction to Negotiation"
  • 11:00 – 11:15 am coffee break
  • 11:15 – 12:15 pm "Identifying and Managing your Career Stakeholders (part 1)"
  • 12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch
  • 1:15 – 2:15 pm "Identifying and Managing your Career Stakeholders (part 2)"
  • 2:15 – 2:30 pm coffee break
  • 2:30 – 4:30 pm "Improving your Networking Skills and Professional Presence"

Special Seminar Series on Microbiomes

" Characterizing temporal and inter-individual functional differences in pre-term human infant gut microbiome development by a metaproteomics approach"

  • Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Location: RGN 1007, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Speaker: Dr. Robert Hettich, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Special Seminar Series on Microbiomes

"Using C. Elegans to Study the Influence of the Microbiome on Neurodegeneration"

  • Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Location: RGN 1007, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Speaker: Dr. Lesley McNeil, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University
  • Co-sponsor with Neuroscience seminar series

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the importance of environment, and of gene-environment interactions, in health and disease
  2. Understand the contribution of the microbiome to health and disease
  3. Learn how C. elegans can be used to model neurodegenerative diseases

Professional Development Workshops

"Career Professionalism"

  • Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Location: RGN 4161, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Registration required

 

  • Description: When working with others, we often forget the impressions and impact we have on those around us. We dismiss just how important our personal reputation impacts the way we are perceived and in turn, how others relate to us and ultimately, what opportunities are opened to us. From first impressions to making a lasting impression, this one-day course will provide you with tips, tricks, and tools from dressing the part to knowing how to apply effective communication techniques and professional behavior when working closely with others.
  • Learning Outcomes: 1) Have a broad understanding of business etiquette and how it applies to the work environment; 2) Understand the importance of personal reputation; 3) Learn how to dress for success; 4) Gain the tools to avoid common email etiquette pitfalls and create a professional e-profile and reputation; 5) Expand their knowledge on how to apply effective communication techniques and professional behaviour while working closely with others; 6) Be able to strategically plan and run (and participate in) effective meetings; 7) Have the tools and knowledge to apply professionalism when traveling for business or attending business functions.
  • Please note that this workshop is reserved exclusively for the CREATE-TECHNOMISE and CREATE-MATRIX trainees.

Professional Development Workshops

"Time Management"

  • Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Location: RGN 4161, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Registration required

 

  • Description: This energetic, intensive one-day course will sharpen your professional time management skills and optimize your working week. Building on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practices, methodologies, and productivity tactics, the course provides tools and techniques that can be applied to a partner industry project or employment-based role. Whether you’re handling dynamic timelines alone or within a team, you’ll be able to reach your project targets with the knowledge gained in this course.
  • Learning Outcomes: 1) Optimize your professional days and weeks; 2) Effectively define targets and goals so that they are clear and sustainable; 3) Accurately estimate activity duration; 4) Improve focus and better manage interruptions; 5) Reduce corrective communication; 6) Better defend project schedules without sacrificing relationship quotient; 7) Improve and leverage personal energy for sustainable follow-through on activities.
  • Please note that this workshop is reserved exclusively for the CREATE-TECHNOMISE and CREATE-MATRIX trainees.

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Personalized Career Development Plan 

  • Trainees had the personalized career development plan meeting with their supervisor, co-supervisor, program director Dr. Daniel Figeys and program coordinator Dr. Bo Xu in November 2018.
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Professional Development Workshops

CREATE TECHNOMISE Program & Innovation Support Services, uOttawa present:

"Intellectual Property, Commercialization, and Business Development Workshop"

  • Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Location: RGN 2113, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Students will learn about what is intellectual property, the different types of IP, the timeline for IP protection, how to obtain a patent, what criteria must an invention meet to be patentable, and how to get your innovation from the bench to the market, how you essentially go from an early stage startup to commercialization of a product etc. We have recruited experts from industry to cover these different aspects and they will also share their own stories and experience in the field.
  • Please note that the afternoon session is reserved exclusively for the TECHNOMISE trainees.

Schedule

  • 9:00     Welcoming from Dr. Mathieu Lavallée-Adam, investigator of TECHNOMISE program
  • 9:10     Graeme Boocock, Patent Agent, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP / S.E.N.C.R.L., S.R.L., "Patent 101"
  • 9:50     Catherine Geci, Business Development Manager, Innovation Support Services, University of Ottawa, "Getting your invention off the bench - uOttawa Considerations"
  • 10:30   Coffee break
  • 10:40   Kate Rochlin, Director of Business Development at Biotagenics, Director of Scientific Affairs at Filament Biosolutions, “From PhD to Business Development: Bringing science beyond the lab”
  • 11:20   Brigitte Simons, VP of Laboratories Business & Marketing at Molecular Science Corp. "Launching a Laboratory Contract Research & Bioanalytical Services (CRO) Business"
  • 12:00   Lunch and Networking between TECHNOMISE trainees and speakers
  • 13:00   Small group discussion with speakers
  • 14:00   Closing remark
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Professional Photography

  • Event: Professional photo (I)
  • Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
  • Location: RGN Atrium
  • Eight trainees participated in this event

 

  • Event: Professional photo (II)
  • Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Location: RGN 2052
  • Six trainees participated in this event

Special Seminar Series on Microbiomes

"The Agricultural Microbiome: Manipulating the Microbiome of Food-Producing Animals to Increase Food Quality and Safety"

  • Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Location: RGN 2005, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Ronholm, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University

2018 “Microbes and Biotechnology” one week Summer Boot Camp

  • Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Location: Room 6032 and 7035, Social Sciences Building; Room B105 and C03, Colonel By Hall at the University of Ottawa

Day 1 Microbiomes & Engineering process and application (part 1) 

  • Program lecturers: Drs. Daniel Figeys, Alain Stintzi, and Robert Delatolla
  • Invited lecturer: Dr. Sarah Jane Payne, Health Canada
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Day 2 Engineering process and application (part 2) & Functional Microbiome Assays

  • Program lecturers: Drs. Robert Delatolla, Daniel Figeys, Alain Stintzi, and François-Xavier Campbell-Valois
  • Invited lecturer: Dr. Rima Hatoum, La Cité collégiale
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Day 3 Genomics and Transcriptomics

  • Program lecturer: Dr. Mathieu Lavallée-Adam
  • Invited lecturer: Dr. Marie-Pier Scott-Boyer, Research Center of Quebec CHU - Université Laval
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Day 4 Proteomics and Metabolomics

  • Program lecturer: Dr. Mathieu Lavallée-Adam
  • Invited lecturer and Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephen J. Callister, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA
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Day 5 Bioinformatics Lab

  • Program lecturer: Dr. Mathieu Lavallée-Adam
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Day 6 Preparation and Discussion

  • PIs: Drs. Kathlyn Kirkwood, Kristin Baetz, Daniel Figeys, Robert Delatolla, and Mathieu Lavallée-Adam
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Day 7 Project Day

  • PIs: Drs. Daniel Figeys, Alain Stintzi, Robert Delatolla, Kathlyn Kirkwood, François-Xavier Campbell-Valois, Mathieu Lavallée-Adam, Kristin Baetz and Thien-Fah Mah
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Advanced Science Communication Course

Social Media in Science - "Looking to the future: Setting up your research for success with social media"

  • Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: Computer lab, RGN 1020R, Health Sciences Library, University of Ottawa
  • Speaker: Ms. Lindsey Sikora, Health Sciences Research, Liaison Librarian, University of Ottawa
  • Description: Social media allows scientists to disseminate their research beyond the traditional methods. Building connections with LinkedIn, disseminating your findings with Twitter. Both allow you, as a researcher, to put your research further into the world. In this workshop, you’ll learn the advantages of using LinkedIn and Twitter as tools to disseminate your research. Along with these tools, you’ll also learn traditional dissemination metrics for your research in Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar. Lastly, we’ll discuss these tools when considering the publication process, including an awareness of predatory publishing.
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Advanced Science Communication Course

Scientific and Poster Presentations - "How to stand out in the crowd - Did you really have to show the error bars?"

  • Date: Monday, April 23, 2018, 1:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: RGN 2113, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Speaker: Dr. Kristin Baetz
  • Description: This workshop will focus on scientific and poster presentations, with topics such as, how to engage your audience and selling your work, how to answer questions, understand the basics of a scientific poster,  identify the story you plan to tell and how to present a strong visual science story.
Poster Dr Leah Cowen April 4 2018 (002)

Special Seminar Series on Microbiomes

"Global Analysis of Fungal Microbiomes: Mechanism of Pathogen Adaptation and Interkingdom Interactions"

  • Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Location: RGN 1007, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Speaker: Dr. Leah Cowen, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
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Professional Development Workshops

Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Workshop

  • Date: Friday, March 9, 2018, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Location: RGN 4161, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Speaker: Mr. Chris Ralph, The Acting Company
  • This event is to improve trainees' spoken communication, understanding, and use of body language, and listening skills.
  • Learning objectives: 1) Keep the attention of your listeners by being a dynamic presenter or public speaker. 2) Enhance your professionalism in your work environment. 3) Learn to negotiate and communicate with more confidence. 4) Learn quick and easy to remember communication tips to help you prepare for important meetings and presentations.
  • Please note that this event is reserved exclusively for the TECHNOMISE trainees.
Poster Dr Dennis Wolan Mar 7 2018

Special Seminar Series on Microbiomes

"Interrogation of gut microbiomes with chemical probes and MS proteomics"

  • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Location: RGN 2021, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Speaker: Dr. Dennis Wolan, The Scripps Research Institute
Poster Dr Amanda Starr Feb 14 2018

Special Seminar Series on Microbiomes

"Getting to the bottom of IBD diagnosis and pathogenesis with proteomics"

  • Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Location: RGN 1007, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Speaker: Dr. Amanda Starr, University of Ottawa
Poster Dr Mathieu Lavallee Adam Jan 17 2018

Special Seminar Series on Microbiomes

"Computational investigation of a metaproteomics study on the impact of resistant starch on the gut microbiome"

  • Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Location: RGN 1007, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Speaker: Dr. Mathieu Lavallée-Adam, University of Ottawa

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Professional Development Workshops

Networking Event with TECHNOMISE Industrial Partners

  • Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 9:00 am – 15:00 pm
  • Location: Room 202A,  850 Peter Morand Cres, University of Ottawa
  • This event is to promote the interaction and the connection between our industrial partners, our collaborators, PIs and our students. It consists of a brief introduction of the program, followed by short presentations by the partners and PIs as well as introduction of the students.
  • Please note that this event is reserved exclusively for the TECHNOMISE trainees, except for the Seminar at 13:30 pm from Dr. Morgan-Sagastume.

Schedule

  • 9:00     Coffee
  • 9:30     Welcoming from Dr. Daniel Figeys, Director of the TECHNOMISE Program
  • 9:45     Martin Baril – Abbvie
  • 10:00   Tom Cirrito – Biotagenics
  • 10:15   Thomas Tompkins – Lallemand Health Solutions
  • 10:30   Maroun El Khoury – Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • 10:45   Yves Dionne – City of Gatineau
  • 11:00   Fernando Morgan-Sagastume – Veolia Water Technologies-AnoxKaldnes
  • 11:15   Allocution from Senator Rosa Galvez
  • 11:30   Networking between students and Industrial partners
  • 12:30   Lunch and Networking
  • 13:30   Seminar from Dr. Morgan-Sagastume, entitled “Biopolymers as by-products from the management of wastewater, sludge and organic wastes”
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Special Seminar Series on Microbiomes

"GUTOME 101 and beyond"

  • Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Location: RGN 2113, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Speaker: Dr. Jacques Corbeil, Université Laval