While you’re enrolled in our department, consider that your time spent here could be much more than performing research and attending classes. While that is important and significant, what is also important is the experience you derive. There is much more outside the laboratory setting that could help make the time spent earning your degree more enriching, educational, enjoyable, and just plain fun. CLAMPS (the Confederation of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Students) is the annually elected executive council of the student body of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
CLAMPS seeks to provide assistance to M.Sc. or Ph.D. students within the department in matters pertaining to the university, academia, research, and establishing social events. Furthermore, because the department encompasses students from diverse geographies (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Ontario Cancer Institute, the Toronto General Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children, Mount Sinai Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital, Medical Science Building, Canadian Blood Services, Toronto Western Hospital) and research backgrounds (Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology), CLAMPS endeavors to organize various informational and social venues that will help bring members of the department together throughout the year. These include both academic events (Annual Graduate Student Research Day; Special Seminar sessions) and social events (Annual BBQ, Socials, Sports, and Excursions). Each of these environments aspire to ultimately increase student participation in the department, while fostering friendships and contacts.
While CLAMPS will remain fiscally responsible each year, it will also try to organize and subsidize as many academic and social events as possible in achieving its goal of increasing student spirit and participation in the department.