Event: App Open Mic

Do you have a favorite app you use for research? Collaboration? Instruction? Want to show and learn what others are using?

Come and join us for a dynamic, round-table style event open to everyone: students, faculty, and librarians, and engage in the opportunity to learn from each other.

Calling all mobile device lovers, app enthusiasts, and curious minds who want to learn more about how to use mobile technology for research, learning, and teaching. Mark your calendars, spread the word and join us for:

App Open Mic
Date: Friday, November 16, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (drop in)
Location: Blackburn Room, 4th floor Robarts Library

Coffee provided

To register and for more information: http://uoft.me/appopenmic

Events: Open Access Week

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Check out all the great Open Access Week events at UofT: http://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/oaweek

News: CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and Canada Health Infoway, are proud to announce the CHEC-CESC Virtual Patient Challenge 2012, which is part of the AFMC-Infoway Physician in Training e-Health Curriculum and e-Learning initiative. Medical students are encouraged to submit virtual patients that incorporate the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other aspects of e-health to improve patient care. Excellence will be rewarded through three grants (first place is $1,000) and other forms of recognition. The objectives of the Challenge are to:

  • Generate a buzz about e-health among medical students,
  • Predispose students and faculty to virtual patients including best practices for developing e-learning tools ,
  • Create networking opportunities related to e-health for students, faculty, e-health and e-learning experts.

Submissions are invited from students attending a Canadian faculty of medicine at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level. (Joint submissions between faculty members and students will also be considered.)  For full details, go to CHEC-CESC.

Submissions must be received by January 9, 2013 at 23:00 hours. A notice of intention should be sent to ccontant@afmc.ca at the earliest possible date, and no later than December 5, 2012 at 23:00 hours.

We appreciate your help distributing this announcement to faculty members and students through your networks. We apologize if you have received this announcement more than once.