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Science Literacy Week 2015: Exploration & Innovation

Sept 21-27, 2015 - events at UofT libraries and UofT

About the Event

During Science Literacy Week 2015, the University of Toronto Libraries invites faculty, students, and researchers to join us for:  

Cross Collaboration - Speed Networking for UofT Researchers

Theme - Innovation for Improving Health

Science Literacy 2015 

                            Word cloud for Health Research Collaborations

Looking for a way to combine forces with others interested or researching in Health? 

Interested in finding out what other research is happening at UofT and meeting potential collaborators? 

Think your research interests could be combined with others to find innovations to improve health?


Attend this special speed-networking event where U of T faculty, students (post-docs, graduate, undergraduate) and researchers connect during a series of 7-minute speed-meetings. Participants will walk away with new connections for health research and dynamic interchange of interests and knowledge.

Inspiration for health innovations can come from a mixture of disciplines (e.g., psychology, visual arts, computer science, public policy, etc.). Come discuss how your research can benefit innovations in health and find out what kinds of research is happening across U o f T.  


Date: Thursday September 24, 2015 (Pre-registration required by Sep 22)

Time: 3pm-5pm

Location: Alice Moulton Room, 2nd Floor, Gerstein Science Information Centre
                9 King's College Circle, University of Toronto 

Scroll down to register online for the event and see the proposed schedule. 


Questions? Please contact Kate Johnson, Cross Collaboration Coordinator <>
For info about other Science Literacy Week events, visit:

Schedule & Registration

Registration (Space is limited - Register by Tue Sep 22, 11pm) 

CxC Online Registration Form: 


  • Registration is required for this event to ensure that there are enough partners for all the pairings.
  • Applicants are asked to provide a short blurb about their own research area (max. 150 words) that will be shared with other participants - think of it as an elevator speech. Find out more about elevator speeches


Proposed Schedule

2:45pm - 3:10pm - Registration & Welcome

3:10pm - Lightning Talks:

  • Penney Gilbert, Assistant Professor, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering and Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (CCBR)
  • Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries 

3:30pm - Instructions & Introduction

3:45pm - Speed Networking Rounds (7min Rounds) 

 4:40pm - Feedback and Social Mixer