Creating an exciting environment where research can be pushed to the edge of science

In January 2014, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows came together to establish the Goodman Centre Student Society (GCSS). Students interested in forming the GCSS prepared and signed a first-year mandate for the GCSS to organize social, scientific and professional activities for trainees conducting research at the GCRC.

Responsibilities of GCSS members include joining in GCRC fundraising efforts and representing the interests of its students and postdoctoral fellows. Moreover, the student society was given the opportunity to invite international speakers to come share their work with the Centre. On a local scale, weekly presentations featuring the scientific success stories are organized at the Centre through the Spotlight series.

The GCSS consists of five main positions with regularly recurring responsibilities, each filled by a pair of trainees. Members-at-large can attend GCSS meetings, which occur monthly, and assist in events in general. Our members also organize events on behalf of the GCSS, such as fundraising for both the Canderel and Terry Fox run, as well as the annual GCRC Christmas Party. In brief, the GCSS plays an integral part in making the GCRC an exciting environment where research can be pushed to the edge of science.

Name Position
Elie Kostantin Chair
Yaakov Stern Chair
Jieyi Yang Finance
Valerie Vinette Finance
Shawn Mcguirk Communication
Bin Xiao Social Events
Patrick J. Park Social Events
Ruba Halaoui Spotlight Coordinator
Caroline (Nepveu lab) Spotlight Coordinator
Vanessa Sung Fundraising
David Papadopoli Fundraising
Sudipa Chatterjee Member
Maia Al-Masri Member
Alexandra Simond Member
Paula Pinto-Coelho Member
Tarika Vijayaraghavan Member

 

Past Members
Neera Sriskandarajah
Alyssa Smith
Colin Ratcliffe
Max Shafer
Etienne Audet-Walsh
Matti Lahti
 

 

Student Events

Research Day 2016 - TBA  - Research Day 2015

GCRC Events 

Defi Canderel Photos

 

Spotlight Seminar Series

Plans for the the 2016 edition of Spotlight are underway. We are in the process of selecting and contacting innovative researchers that are leaders in the field of Cancer Research. Stay tuned!

 

Internal & External Awards

The GCRC offers internal sources of stipend funding for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. It also promotes academic networking by offering travel support to national and international meetings.

The GCRC is a competitive institution from which trainees may apply for external sources of stipend funding for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.