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Cancer Education Summer Student Learning Series

​Cancer Education has developed a new Learning Series for interprofessional summer students at Princess Margaret. This series is unique and the topics presented here are not commonly covered in a student placement.

Snacks provided at each session.



To register for sessions:

  1. Go to Princess Margaret Cancer Campus eLearning (opens in new window)
  2. Click on Create a new account (below the login box)
  3. Choose "Cancer Education Summer Student Learning Series" under the Program dropdown & Click on Create my new account
  4. Wait for an email confirmation and click on the link
  5. Enter Enrolment key: summer17
  6. Once in course, register for events and view the Bio's.

Date & Time

All sessions run from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. See schedule for dates »

  • Exception: July 21 and August 9 sessions will run from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


ELLICSR (Toronto General Hospital, Basement Level, Room B PMB 130)

  • Exception: August 11 session will be held on the 7th floor Atrium at Princess Margaret






June 2

​An introduction to Cancer Education and Supportive Care

Meredith Giuliani
Radiation Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, UTDRO
Associate Director, Postgraduate Medical Education, UTDRO
Medical Director Cancer Education, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Jennifer Jones
Director, Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program
ELLICSR Centre for Health Wellness and Cancer Survivorship
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

June 9

Health Literacy

Janet Papadakos
Interim Associate Director, ELLICSR Health, Wellness & Cancer Survivorship Centre
Manager, Cancer Education Research
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

June 16

​Bioethics and Plain Language

Phyllis Mancini
Plain Language Specialist, Patient and Family Education, University Health Network

Andria Bianchi
Bioethicist, University Health Network,  Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

June 23
Location change: ELLICSR Kitchen

​Cooking on a Budget


Geremy Capone
Wellness Chef, ELLICSR Centre for Health Wellness and Cancer Survivorship, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Stephanie Gladman
Registered Dietitian for the Cancer Rehab & Survivorship Program

July 7

Quantitative Research

Alejandro Berlin
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto

July 12

​Qualitative Research with 15 mins on mixed methods

Jackie Bender
ELLICSR Health, Wellness & Cancer Survivorship Centre
Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto

July 14

​Build your Resume

Amal Obeidat
Human Recourses UHN

Grace Lee
Human Resources UHN

July 21
Special session 1.5 hours

​A different kind of KT initiative: ‘Handle with Care’ Reader’s Theme Workshop

Elizabeth Hanna
IPEC Leader (Interprofessional Education and Care)

Tracy Paulenko
Interprofessional Education-Care (IPEC) Co-Leader & Educational Development Leader, Education, University Health Network

July 26

Introduction to Knowledge Translation

Srdjana Filipovic
Program Manager, Knowledge Translation, The Learning Institute, Hospital for Sick Children

July 28

Presentations 101

Tina Papadakos
Manager, eLearning & Curriculum, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Rob Hawke
Speaker, Author and Patient Advocate

August 4

​Wellness and Managing Compassion Fatigue

Mary Elliott
Psychiatrist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

August 9
Special session 1.5 hours

TED-style Talks

This special session provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their learning experience and apply their presentation and knowledge translation skills. Students will present on the research they are working on and discuss what they have learned in the process. They will receive constructive feedback from their peers, their PIs and other cancer care professionals.

August 11
Location change: PMH 7th Atrium

​Careers in Oncology Mixer and Top Summer Student Research- Award Announcement

At this celebration students will:

  • Receive their certificate of participation in the Learning Series (those who attended a minimum of 7 of th​​e 11 sessions)
  • Present their summer research posters competing for 1 of 3 awards (those who signed-up)
  • Watch as awards are presented to students who won the best Ted Talks and Research Posters
  • Be invited to participate in a speed dating exercise where they can meet many of the diverse types of professionals who work in oncology featured in the Careers in Oncology Nano video se​ries

* Schedule is tentative and is subject to change.

Last reviewed: 5/4/2017
Last modified: 9/12/2017 7:19 AM