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2011 Events

MMI Halloween Party and TGIF

The Smiley Lab hosted TGIF on Friday, October 28th, 2011. There were great costumes, pumpkin carving and a prizes for the Door Decorating Contest.

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Welcome Party

On Friday, September 16th, 2011, a welcoming party and dinner for our new grad students was hosted by MMI's Chair, Dr. David Evans.

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MMI Open House Celebration

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MMI welcomed friends and colleagues into our beautiful new office space in the Katz building on Friday, August 26th.

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Summer Student Research Day

The annual MMI Summer Student Research Day took place on Thursday, August 11th from 1:00pm - 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 very informative and educational. Prizes were awarded for the top three posters: Elaine Chiu (Tyrrell Lab), Ying Ling (West Lab), and Laura Vogels (West Lab).

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

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Dr. Mark Peppler Retires


Colleagues and friends celebrated with Dr. Mark Peppler, his official retirement on June 24th, 2011. Well wishes were delivered by Dr. Glen Armstrong, Dr. Randy Irvin as well as Dr. David Evans.

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MMI Picnic - June 17, 2011


Although the weather was not very cooperative fun was had by all! A big thank you to our wonderful cooks, Dr. David Evans and Daniel Unterweger, who cooked in the rain to ensure that we were all fed. We'd also like to thank all those who contributed goodies to this year's picnic. Thank you to our Social Committee, Amanda Scott and Stephanie Nicol for organizing fun games and activities.

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ImmuNet Retreat 2011

Lily Lake Resort - June 10 & 11

The annual ImmuNet Retreat conference is organized in affiliation with the University of Alberta Immunology Network and the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. The primary goal of this retreat is to give students an opportunity to fine tune their oral and poster presentation skills by presenting their scientific research.
Stay tuned for more info on the retreat!

MMI Helps Break the Guinness World Record!

Nicole Favis and Wendy Magee proudly display the T Shirts they received for helping break the Guinness World Record for Largest Dodgeball Game. A total of 2012 players from all over the University of Alberta gathered on February 4, 2011, to support the Green and Gold bid for the record.

Congratulations to everyone who participated!

For more details from the Office of the President, Click Here.



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