St. Michael’s Hospital Research Student Association Events

Our scheduled events will also be posted on the St. Michael’s Hospital Research Events Page and be distributed through the Research Training Centre and SRSA newsletters.

Here is a list of the types of events* held by the St. Michael’s Hospital Research Student Association:

*Please note that all events will be held over Zoom for the time being. Events may be cancelled or adjusted due to the evolving situation and availability of speakers.


Welcome Trivia – September 24th at 7 pm

Meet the new graduate students and show everyone your trivia skills! A $25 gift card will be awarded to the winner.

Halloween Party – October 30th at 3 pm

Come show off your pumpkin carving skills and play some spooky games with your friends over Zoom!

Social Distancing with SRSA Series

Come and join us for a variety of social and relaxation activities! We run yoga, trivia, meditation, book clubs and Netflix parties.

Holiday Party

It’s time to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome a new year! Join us for an end of the year celebration.



Graduate School 101 – October 5th 2020, at 3 pm

This panel features current SMH graduate students who will speak about their experiences including PAC meetings, extracurricular engagement and presentations.

How do I prepare an elevator pitch? – November 12th, 2020 at 4 pm 

This seminar is a favourite! Hosted by Dr. Erica Conte (Manager of Research Funding Opportunities, SMH) and Ana Gajic (Senior Communications Advisor, SMH), the session will teach you how to concisely present your research to a lay audience.

Elevator Pitch Competition – November 26th, 2020 at 2 pm 

Prepare a three-minute speech about your research and present it to our esteemed judges! This event is being held as part of St. Michael’s Hospital Research Month and will be followed by a networking session  (3:30-4:30 pm) with the judges.

Life Sciences Career Symposium – July 2021

This is an annual event which showcases keynote speakers and panelists who have unique and interesting careers in the Life Sciences. Last year, we were joined by over 175 students from around the world!

Community Outreach

Food Drive: COVID-19 Response – September 14th to October 6th, 2020

We will be holding a drive to collect non-perishable food items for donations to local food banks who work hard to feed everyone in our community!

Winter Drives

We hold yearly drives to collect much needed items in our community. Last year, we held a winter clothing drive for the SMH Rotary Transition Centre and toy drive for the SMH Pediatrics Clinic.

Fundraising for Visions of Science

Join us for an interactive fundraiser to raise funds for an organization which introduces children from low-income and marginalized communities to STEM.

Mental Health Awareness Month – March 2021

This month is full of activities to help support our graduate students. These include dog therapy, arts & crafts and invited speakers.


Workshop on Institutional Discrimination in Academia & Medicine

This interactive workshop will be an introduction for students on the issue of institutional discrimination in research and medicine.

Women in STEM Panel – March 8, 2020

Join us for a panel on the unique challenges that women face working in STEM. We will also discuss about the phenomenal successes that women have achieved!