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MMI 2009 Events Archive

Christmas 2009

Academic Staff


Our department had a wonderful time at the annual MMI Christmas party on Tuesday, December 15th. The day was filled with entertaining activities, good food and great prizes. Fun was had by all and we wish everyone Happy Holidays.

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Halloween 2009


Many of the MMI students and staff had an enjoyable Halloween on October 30th which consisted of dressing up, a door decorating and pumpkin contest. Click here for more pictures.





Free Movies about Science! Science in the Cinema

film reelsThe Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research brings innovative science to the public through "Science in the Cinema", a program which combines free movies with presentations by research scientists. For more details, Click Here.


MMI Jasper Retreat - October 2009

JasperJasper was the site of the 2009 MMI Retreat for academic staff. Participants were inspired by guest speakers Dr. Lorne Babiuk's talk on research synergies and enjoyed hearing about new technologies from the University of Calgary's Dr. Paul Kubes and departmental member Dr. Edan Foley. Pictures

MMI Grad Recruitment

MMI LogoPotential graduate, project and summer students were invited to attend the MMI Graduate Recruitment Event which was held on Tuesday, October 6th in Room 2-07 HMRC from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

Welcome New Graduate Students!

On Friday, September 11 our new graduate students had a chance to meet a cross-section of the department at a welcome party hosted by Chair David Evans.

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Fall 2009 Term Has Begun - Welcome New Grad Students

CampusThe department would like to give a warm welcome to all of our new grad students: Kristin Burles, Che Colpitts, Chelsea Davidson, Branawan Gowrishankar, Jason Lee, Kristen Miller, Li Qin, Kevin Quach, Alexander Suen, Wondim Teferi, Kinola Williams, Fred Wu.

Summer Student Research Day

The annual MMI Summer Student Research Day took place on Friday, August 7 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the upper atrium of the Katz-Rexall building. Our undergraduate Summer Students put on an impressive display of posters showcasing the work they have done over the Summer. Prizes were awarded for the best abstract, poster and oral presentation. It was an enjoyable and educational afternoon for everyone. Our thanks to Dr. Stefan Pukatzki for organizing this event, and to Anne Giles, Tabitha Vasquez and Sheryl Dutchin for ensuring that everything ran smoothly.

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ImmuNet Retreat 2009

The ImmuNet Retreat took place at Camp He Ho Ha on June 18th & 19th. Visit www.ualberta.ca/~immunet/ for more information.


Annual MMI Picnic 2009

Our departmental picnic took place on Friday, June 26th at William Hawrelak Park, Site #4. Despite the gusting wind, fun was had by all. We enjoyed good company, delicious food and entertaining activities. Thank you to everyone who attended and made this year's picnic a success!


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Annual MMI Curling Funspiel

The MMI Curling Funspiel took place on Friday, April 3rd at the Saville Sports Centre. Eight teams took to the ice for an enjoyable afternoon of friendly competition. Congratulations to the 2009 curling champions - the "Fraggle Rock" team, and also to the Best-Dressed Team "Rainbow Rescue". Thank you to everyone who participated in making the event such a success!



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Darwin's Birthday!



MMI Celebrates Darwin’s Birthday!

On February 12th, 2009, MMI celebrated two notable events in scientific history: Charles Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species". Dr. David Evans and members of the department celebrated with party hats, decorations and not one, but two delicious cakes (species Vanillus and species Chocolatus) to mark the occasion. Logan Banadyga contributed a PowerPoint show that included slides of Darwin’s research subjects and portraits of the grand old man himself. Happy Birthday Charles Darwin!












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