One year in isolation: the mental health cost of COVID-19

One year in isolation: the mental health cost of COVID-19

written by Raphaella So As I watched the clock strike 12 on March 13, 2021, I acknowledged that I had spent a whole year in isolation under the COVID-19 pandemic. Like most students in the department, I spent the first three months in complete shutdown, 

Woes of the Morning Shift: Research in the time of COVID

Woes of the Morning Shift: Research in the time of COVID

written by Raphaella So After three months of COVID shutdowns, research labs reopened for non-essential work in June. To abide by social distancing rules, all researchers are grouped into shifts. For our building, the Krembil Discovery Tower, the morning shift is 7 am to 1 

Changemakers: Noah, Nero and Susan

Changemakers: Noah, Nero and Susan

written by Vaibhav Bhandari with photos by Richard Li With winter fully underway, we scurry about from location to destination to escape the bitter cold and wind. On the edges of the campus and around town, often noticeable are the city’s homeless – taking cover 

Changemakers

Changemakers

written by Dr. Nana Lee Storytelling our impact One of the delightful aspects of my current role at U of Toronto as Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and Director of Graduate Professional Development, are the stories I hear from many graduate students about the impactful work 

A Brief History of the Connell Lectures

A Brief History of the Connell Lectures

  Written by Andrew Zhai   Each year, the Biochemistry department hosts the George Connell Lectures: a series of talks given by an invited researcher from outside the university about the cutting-edge research being done in their labs. We had the opportunity to chat with 

Rotation Reflections

Rotation Reflections

Last fall, the Biochemistry Department introduced a major change in the graduate program regarding first year structure. All incoming students are now required to undergo three five-week rotations before choosing a permanent lab.

A Guide to Choosing the Right Lab

A Guide to Choosing the Right Lab

by Louis Ho Choosing the right lab can be a daunting task. Especially if you’re planning to stay for the long-haul.

Seeing the Invisible: The First North American Electron Microscope

Seeing the Invisible: The First North American Electron Microscope

This is post 1 of 3 in the series “The Cabinet Project” In the massive labyrinth of science buildings and libraries here at U of T there are dozens of empty and underused display cabinets. The Cabinet Project, which ended on May 15, aimed to 

Dust Counters and Gas Collectors

Dust Counters and Gas Collectors

This is post 2 of 3 in the series “The Cabinet Project” In the massive labyrinth of science buildings and libraries here at U of T there are dozens of empty and underused display cabinets. The Cabinet Project, which ended on May 15, aimed to 

Mud

Mud

This is post 3 of 3 in the series “The Cabinet Project” In the massive labyrinth of science buildings and libraries here at U of T there are dozens of empty and underused display cabinets. The Cabinet Project, which ended on May 15, aimed to