Clinical, Social and Administrative Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminars

Clinical Research Student Seminar Group 2018-2019
(Coordinator: Beth Sproule)

May 15, 2019
Wednesday, 3-5 PM
Rm 850
Erin Chung
Seminar title: Clinical Applications of Population Pharmacokinetics in Paediatrics: Vancomycin in haemodialysis/haemodiafiltration
Marion Elligsen (Student)

Health Services/Policy Research Student Seminar Group 2018-2019
(Coordinator: Lisa Dolovich, Paul Grootendorst)

May  27, 2019
12-2 PM
Rm 850
  1. Ahmad Shakeri
    Seminar title: Impact of the 2016 Policy Change on the Delivery of MedsCheck Services in Ontario: An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis
  2. Gary Lam
  3. Maya Oren
  4. Oliver Spicer
    Seminar title: An empirical examination of the impact of proposed PMPRB amendments on Drug Launches in Canada
1. Tina Papastavros (Student)
2. Jason Lee (Student)
4. Jimmy Tieu (Student)


(For information on previous seminars, follow this link.)

Requirements for the Student Group Seminars
Clinical Research Group & Health Services & Policy Group

The following document presents the CSAP Field requirements for seminar courses.

Please take the time to review these as they have changed and will be enforced as of Sept. 1, 2018.

All students in the Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences must belong to a Student Seminar Group. Students choose either the Clinical Research Group or the Health Services Research Group in concert with the supervisor. The Graduate Department will record students’ membership and track attendance.

Failure to meet these requirements will mean the student is not in good standing within the graduate program and could result in a loss of Departmental Funding. Students and supervisors will be notified and opportunities for remediation will be given, provided they are completed within one month of a determination of deficiency.

What’s new for 2018?

  • Students will present every year of their program, including 1st year
  • Students must be a respondent to one seminar presentation per year
  • Flex-time students only have to attend 40% of their Group’s seminars
  • Remote attendance requires prior approval from the seminar coordinator and is reserved for those students who are engaged in field work or are outside of the geographic area. Remote attendance counts only if you fill and submit the student evaluation form. 
  • The student’s Exit Seminar does not count towards the requirement to present for that year.
  • Remedial assignments will be required for students who fail to meet requirements
  • Students beyond the funded cohort must attend 40% of their group’s seminars

Presentation Requirements

  • 1. Students must present once per year for the duration of their enrollment in the graduate program.  Exceptions require approval of the Seminar Coordinator. The student’s Exit Seminar does not count towards the requirement to present for that year.
  • 2.The seminars must be presented in English and must be 20 minutes long.
  • 3. Students must act as a respondent to one student presentation each year they are enrolled in the graduate program (not to each presentation in a given seminar session).
  • 4. Faculty should act as a respondent to student seminars at one seminar session per year.

Attendance Requirements

Please note: Students must attend the full seminar to get credit for attendance. Excessively late arrival or early departure will invalidate attendance.

  • 5. Full-time students must attend a minimum of 75% of their group’s seminar sessions. Flex-time students must attend a minimum of 40% of their group’s seminar sessions.
  • 6. Students may attend up to 2 seminars in other Pharm Sci seminar groups each academic year, if they wish.  If the student does this then s/he must sign in on the Group’s attendance sheet for the record.
  • 7. It is expected that all primary supervisors of the students in the group will make every effort to attend seminar sessions.
  • 8. Students beyond the funded cohort must attend 40% of their group’s seminars

Opportunities for Remediation:

Students who fail to present an acceptable seminar and/or act as a respondant each year will not be considered to be in good standing and must complete the following appropriate remedial activity within one month of being notified of their deficiency. Make-up assignments should be given to the Seminar Coordinator.

  • 9. If a student does not meet the requirements, the student’s supervisor will be notified, and the student must attend make-up seminars 1.  The student must submit a minimum 1-page written report 2 summarizing the seminar for each seminar they are deficient attending.
  • 10. For failure to act as a respondent, students are required to provide a set of three potential questions to pose to a seminar presenter based on a make-up seminar (see above).

1 Make-up seminars can be Departmental Seminars in our Department or elsewhere (including online) with approval.

2 12-point font, 1 inch (2.54 cm) margins