Feb 22, 2024

IMS Virtual Open House

About Us, Programs, Prospective Students
Virtual Open House

Interested in research-intensive graduate studies or summer undergraduate research opportunities in the medical sciences? Wondering about the career opportunities available to you with a degree from IMS? Do you have more general questions about what medical science encompasses? Discover how you can transform scientific discovery into real world impact.

Join us on Thursday, March 21 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at the first-ever IMS Virtual Open House where you'll have a chance to learn about our cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research programs. You'll hear directly from a diverse group of current students, faculty and alumni. You'll also find out about all the incredible extra-curricular opportunities available to you as an IMS student.

This event is geared towards all prospective students - whether you're just starting your undergraduate degree or are already planning to apply to IMS. 


  • Welcome: Alex Boshart and Sajeevan Sujanthan, PhD Students and Prospective Student Ambassadors
  • MSc & PhD Graduate Programs Overview: Dr. Isabella Caniggia, Graduate Coordinator
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Overview: Archita Srinath, PhD Student and SURP Coordinator
  • Q&A 
  • Student Life Presentations:
  • Q&A
  • Student Research Journeys:
    • Dr. Nicolette Stogios, PhD Alumna: Nicolette’s work is focused on disentangling the complex interplay between antipsychotic medications, cardiometabolic risk, and cognition in patients with severe mental illness. 
    • Crizza Ching, PhD Student: Crizza's research investigates the role of the endothelial lining of the blood vessels in driving cardiac dysfunction in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, with a particular focus on nanoparticle mediated endothelial-cardiomyocyte intercellular communication.
    • Dr. Jesse Knight, PhD Alum: Jesse builds and applies population-level models of HIV transmission. His thesis explores the influence of common modelling assumptions on model outputs, and highlights the importance of prioritizing resources to marginalized populations.
    • Stefan Aguiar, MSc Student: Stefan is conducting research in the area of psychosocial oncology and investigating decision making in advanced cancer patients considering medical assistance in dying (MAiD).
  • Q&A and Closing Remarks