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MMI 2010 Events Archive



December 14, 2010 - MMI gathered this week for some Christmas fun and cheer! Our annual Christmas Party was a great success, thanks to the hard work of Debbie Doudiet, Tabitha Vasquez, Sheryl Dutchin and other "Elves". Department members and special guests enjoyed delicious food, Christmas music, entertaining games, and overall good cheer. Our scientific company representatives were especially generous this year, providing Christmas presents for everyone! Many thanks to all those who made donations to our Mitten Tree.

For pictures of the party, Click Here.

MMI Halloween Party and TGIF

Savage Rat

The Kane Lab hosted a Ghoulish TGIF on Friday, October 29. In addition to delicious treats and green punch, those attending had the opportunity to bob for apples, enter a pumpkin-pie eating contest and create the best-dressed Bride of Frankenstein! For more details and pictures, Click Here.


MMI Grad Recruitment Event

Potential graduate, project and Summer students attended a very successful MMI Graduate Recruitment Event held on Tuesday, November 2nd in Room 2-07 HMRC from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

Welcome New Graduate Students

2010 Welcome

On Friday, September 10 our new graduate students had a chance to meet and mingle with the department at a welcome party hosted by MMI's Chair, Dr. David Evans.

Summer Student Research Day

SS Research Event

The annual MMI Summer Student Research Day took place on Wednesday, August 4 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the upper Katz atrium. Our undergraduate Summer Students presented their work in the form of poster displays. Their posters were very impressive and the afternoon turned out to be very informative and educational. Prizes were awarded for the top four posters: Dana MacIntyre (Pukatzki lab), Medgine Mathurin (Mengel lab), Alexei Mokhammed (Anderson lab) and Sheila Wang (West lab).

Our thanks to Dr. Stefan Pukatzki for organizing this event, our judges and to Sheryl Dutchin and Tabitha Vasquez who made sure everything went smoothly. Click here for pictures.

MMI Picnic - June 18, 2010


We all had a wonderful time at this year's annual MMI picnic. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and everyone had so much fun! Thank you again to those who attended and who made it a success!

More picnic pictures

Lumberhacks Triumph at MMI Bonspiel 2010!


For details and pictures, click here.


TGIF - March 2010
The Tyrrell Lab helps MMI Rock Out!











The Tyrrell Lab hosted the TGIF on Friday, March 26, bringing out our inner Rock Stars with the interactive video game Rock Band. True to the April Fools theme, nobody minded getting up and being a bit foolish for a good cause - donations went to the Youth Emergency Shelter and entered the donor in a draw for a very cool RC guitar. Rachel Erdmann of the Elliott lab was the lucky winner. Thanks to those who participated and donated. And many thanks to the Tyrrell lab for the the fun, the great refreshments and a truly memorable TGIF. For more pictures, Click Here.


TGIF - February 2010
The Barry Lab helps MMI Celebrate the Winter Olympics!


The Barry Lab hosted a fabulous Winter Olympics TGIF on Friday, February 26. Thanks to everyone in the Barry Lab for doing such a great job! For Details and Photos, Click Here.


Valentine's Day Was Never So Sweet!


Students Branawan Gowrishankar, Kristin Burles and Qasim Hirani shared the love by delivering Valentine Candygrams throughout the Department on February 12. Department members could send their valentine a Candygram, complete with a card, by contributing 50 cents to Haiti Relief. Qarim offered "Giant Microbes" on sale to benefit IMINSA and Haiti Relief. Thanks to Branawan, Kristin and Qasim for making our Valentine celebrations so memorable and supporting a good cause!




New Canadians, Eh?


Drs. Kevin Kane and Hanne Ostergaard have reason to celebrate - they were officially sworn in as new Canadian citizens on Thursday, January 7, 2010. The Department marked this very special occasion with a party, including Tim Horton's Coffee, Canadian Flag cakes and a uniquely Canadian gift - after all, what Canadian music library is complete without the signature sound of "Stompin"Tom Connors? MMI sends warmest congratulations to our newest Canadians. For more pictures, Click Here.

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