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2016 April

BMC graduate student explains the Zika virus through animation

When reports of the Zika virus outbreak first appeared in the media in 2015, the messages were uncertain, confusing and not intended for the people directly impacted by the virus. In response, Meriem Benlamri, a second year Biomedical Communications graduate student, created the 2D animation “What is the Zika virus?” She saw a need to […]


Recent news from the Jenkinson Lab

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP) journal published Vijay (1T5) Shahani and Jodie Jenkinson’s paper, “The efficacy of interactive analogical models in the instruction of bond energy curves in undergraduate chemistry.” The authors researched two analogies to introduce students to the concept of potential energy wells. Pre- and post-tests of […]


“Made in Toronto” exhibit showcases local scientific materials and their makers

David Mazierski, associate professor in the Biomedical Communications program, made a series of drawings to demonstrate the carbon dust drawing technique for the Made in Toronto exhibit. The exhibit, which opened April 1, 2016, looks at locally made scientific materials—like medical illustrations, scientific glassware, instruments and tools—all from the perspective of their makers. In addition to […]


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