Student Union: CLAMPS
Enjoy life outside the lab with our graduate student union the Confederation of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Students (CLAMPS).
As a graduate student in LMP, you will automatically become a member of this active organization.
Who we are
We are the annually elected student council of the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology.
CLAMPS serves the best interests of its students, offers support and guidance, and acts as the voice for its members within the School of Graduate Studies and the University of Toronto.
We provide assistance to MSc or PhD students within the department in relation to:
- establishing social events.
Nominations for CLAMPS executives now open!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you intend to apply for a position on the CLAMPS executive, during the nomination period. Please include a two-three-line biography of who you are and why you want to run for your selected position(s).
During the election period, the candidate’s brief biography will appear in the online election form. In the event that there is a tie, we will notify the candidates and hold another vote between them.
- Nomination Period May 24th, 2021, 9:00am until June 7th, 2021, 12:00pm
- Election Period June 14th, 2021, 9:00am until June 28th, 2021, 12:00pm
Please run for whatever position may interest you and encourage others to participate in the election process.
Check out what CLAMPS does in this Facebook video.
Having trouble? We’ll listen! Any comments or suggestions? Let us know!
We would love to hear from you about any ideas, suggestions or concerns you might have about CLAMPS, our website, or our events.
For prospective students and current students alike, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact CLAMPS through email, and please don’t hesitate to approach us in person at any time… we are quite friendly.
Our students are split over a wide range of locations and research backgrounds so we try to organize a range of informational and social events that will help bring members of the department together throughout the year.
Academic and work-related events
- Annual Graduate Student Research Day
- Special Seminar sessions
- The CLAMPS Product Show
- Annual BBQ
- Social gatherings
With these events, we aim to increase student participation in the department, while fostering friendships and contacts.
While CLAMPS will remain fiscally responsible each year, it will also try to organize and subsidize as many academic and social events as possible in achieving its goal of increasing student spirit and participation in the department.