TRP Info Session – Online Session

This is an online discussion session with the TRP Director with prospective students interested in learning more about the program.  

Info Session Format: 

This is an online discussion session with the TRP Director with prospective students interested in learning more about the program.  

Registration is required and we do ask that if you cannot attend the info session, to please cancel your registration giving at  least  48+ hours in advance. 

Instructions: You will receive an email with the link for the Zoom online meeting. 

About the TRP

Interested in making a tangible impact on health and patient care? The Translational Research Program (TRP) is a unique program that is more than just a degree. It is a hands-on leadership experience that will change the way you think. The TRP is a Professional Master’s program at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto. The program is designed for students, practitioners, clinicians and researchers who want to build on scientific discoveries to introduce, test and evaluate problem-solving designs that improve people’s health. 

We are currently recruiting for the Fall 2019 cohort. Join us for this information session and have your questions answered in person by the TRP Director and faculty. 

Learn more about us at trp.utoronto.ca

Software Testing

Nicholas Collins, a long-time member of KWNSPA and a professional software tester will give us an overview of the deep art of testing software.

If you work in software development, how much of your job involves testing? If you're a project manager, do you work closely with the testers to keep an eye on their results and bug reports as a project progresses? If you are a developer, do you do your own unit testing and work with testers on test plan reviews and fix the bugs they find when they do integration and regression testing? If you are a software tester, how do you balance the need to be thorough with the need to deliver on time? How does that affect writing test plans? When a project team has to deal with a lot of changes in the middle of development and testing, how do you cope with updating test plans with limited time? Since you should be considerate when reporting bugs in software, especially when people have worked hard on it, how can you do this tactfully? How do testers work with people like technical writers who use test plans as a reference when writing documentation like user manuals?

Nicholas Collins, a long-time member of KWNSPA and a professional software tester will give us an overview of the deep art of testing software.

— Bob Jonkman & Marc Paré

MSBC Seminar: Facebook Marketing

Allan has been working as a SEO and social media specialist for 19 years and helped hundreds of businesses rank at the top of Google.

Topic Title: Facebook Marketing

The following topics will be covered in this informative session:

  • Building a business page

  • Building a following

  • Building connections

  • Facebook Ads

  • Groups, videos, status updates, lists and more

About the Speaker: Allan Pollett

Allan has been working as a SEO and social media specialist for 19 years and helped hundreds of businesses rank at the top of Google. In the past he volunteered for the YMCA's business program and was named their man of the year for his efforts there. Currently, he is ranked #1 in the world on Google for the keyword “SEO guru”.

Monthly TJUG Meeting – Topic TBD

We will announce the presentation details closer to the date.

Our meetings normally happen on the LAST THURSDAY of each month.  We have been meeting regularly since 2009.

We will announce the presentation details closer to the date.

Lunch&&Learn: Open-Source, Why and How

This Lunch && Learn will attempt to give some background into the history of open source.

Join Devhub Toronto for their weekly series of Lunch&&Learns– casual one-hour seminars with varying topics targeted at developers. Why not use your lunch break to learn something new?

Anant Jhingran, CTO of Apigee, recently said at a futuremakers talk on open API’s that he thinks the future will either be completely open source or completely closed source; as developers this fork will necessarily impact the way that we operate. There is a growing ethic around open source that harkens back to the advent of the internet, and seems to have been revived by tech driven communities such as blockchain enthusiasts and data privacy freedom fighters. This ethic would suggest a polarizing circumstance, but in fact the situation is nuanced, with notoriously secretive companies such as facebook and google open sourcing proprietary technologies (such as react, graphql, and kubernetes).

This Lunch && Learn will attempt to give some background into the history of open source, explain how to find a community and begin contributing, and hopefully I can convince you of my personal belief that it is our responsibility as developers to contribute.

This week's Lunch&&Learn is presented by Jonathan Lorimer, Web Developer at Ecobee. Jonathan is also interested in a functional programming paradigm and contemporary technologies such as Vue.js, GraphQL, Python + Django and more.

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Interested in holding a Lunch&&Learn yourself? Or know someone who would be great at it? Email Olivia at: [masked]

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About Devhub:

Devhub is Canada’s first full-out community space for developers of all levels. A place where members can work, learn, and teach, whether they’ve been coding for two decades or ten weeks. It’s a space that connects developers with community, mentorship, and a unique co-working environment, all programmed for their needs and growth.
->http://devhub.ca

By registering and attending this event, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded.

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PLEASE BYOL (Bring your own lunch):
At Devhub we aim to provide developers with free quality events and resources, so are unable to provide lunch for everyone.

TPL – Fort York: Intro to 3D Printing

Learn where to get files for 3D printing, how to slice them with Cura (optimal settings) and also discuss the quirks and differences of our available 3D printers.

In this workshop, we will learn where to get files for 3D printing, how to slice them with Cura (optimal settings) and also discuss the quirks and differences of our available 3D printers.

 

HELIX INNOVATION Winter 2019 – Workshop Three

Continue your HELIX entrepreneurial experience by building on your Ideation and Business Model Canvas workshops.

Entrepreneurship. It's in your DNA.

Continue your HELIX entrepreneurial experience by building on your Ideation and Business Model Canvas workshops.

Register to attend HELIX INNOVATION Winter 2019 Workshop Three – Customer Validation via this Eventbrite Invitation.

Cheers,

Seneca HELIX

Be sure to click the Register/Attend Event button to complete your registration!


HELIX Winter 2019 INNOVATION Strand Dates

Thursday, March 28 – 5 pm to 7 pm – Workshop Three – Customer Validation

Monday, April 1 – 5 pm to 7 pm – Workshop Four – Perfecting Your Pitch

Thursday, April 11 – 5 pm – Pitch Event


 

Getting Started as a Young Entrepreneur with Futurpreneur Canada & RBC

Learn more about the tools and programs Futurpreneur offers to help aspiring entrepreneurs turn great ideas into thriving businesses.

Join Kate Godard, Business Development Manager at Futurpreneur Canada at RBC (Bay & Dundas branch) to learn more about the tools and programs Futurpreneur offers to help aspiring entrepreneurs turn great ideas into thriving businesses.

Futurpreneur Canada supports young entrepreneurs (18-39) with up to $45,000 in financing, an expert business mentor for up to two years, and resources to help you plan, manage and grow your business. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the the Futurpreneur Start Up Program, including the requirements and expectations along with questions about your business idea and how to get support with preparing your application for submission.

Drop in any between 2:00 and 5:00 pm (first come, first serve). Light refreshments will be provided. 

Digital Problems? We’ve Got the Answers!

An all-star panel of non-profit tech experts spanning everything from data science to digital marketing and everything in between.

You won’t want to miss this NetSquared event, we’ve assembled an all-star panel of non-profit tech experts spanning everything from data science to digital marketing and everything in between.

Come prepared with the questions you’ve always wanted answers for and we’ll have answers!

Your panel includes:

Claire Kerr:

Claire is a nonprofit veteran who has worked for organizations in economic development, education, and fundraising. At Care2, she works with Canadian charities and nonprofits as they use digital channels to acquire new supporters. She has presented online, social & mobile fundraising best practices at conferences around the world, and also teaches ‘Digital Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations’ at George Brown College in Toronto.

Allen Davidov:

Director of Business Development at Environics Analytics, he applies his nearly 20 years of experience to help charities and foundations apply EA’s products and services to find new prospects and donors, and retain donors, corporate partners and volunteers. Allen’s knowledge of the non-profit sector runs deep with previous experience at many well-known organizations such as Sinai Health Foundation, Habitat for Humanity GTA, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and more.

Farrah Rooney:

Farrah Rooney is the Director of Strategy for Candela. Bringing almost 15 years of non-profit experience to the table, she provides turn-key, full-service fundraising and marketing solutions for non-profits, with a particular focus on digital.

Matthew Dubins:

The intersection of data analytics and the non-profit sector is where you'll find Matthew's passion. He's worked at prestigious firms such as KCI, Blakely and Cornerstone, and is now blazing his own path with his firm Donor Science Consulting.

David Saraiva:

Founding partner and director of product development at Donor Engine. Most kids get a bike when they’re 5 years old, David got a computer. A lifelong love of technology has resulted in him envisioning and leading product development of a wide variety of software products for over 15 years. David believes efficient, usable software can transform just about any organization.

Digital Fundraising Tools and Trends

We will talk in overview of Digital Fundraising Tools and Trends and how we can take the advantage of it.

We will talk in overview of Digital Fundraising Tools and Trends and how we can take the advantage of it.