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Student Society for Stem Cell Research - UofT Chapter

  SSSCR is an international network dedicated to the advancement of scientific research for cures. Founded in 2003, the SSSCR network spans over 10 countries, 25 U.S, states and 100 institutions consisting of students, researchers, patient advocates, and policy makers united by the purpose of finding treatments and cures to debilitating conditions. Our membership includes students from a variety of backgrounds and educational interests. Each of us has unique skills and can contribute to the successful advancement of the SSSCR mission. We have a chance at the inception of this research to incorporate our highest ideals of service and unity. As students and future leaders we strive for a world that is better tomorrow than it is today. Stem cell research will help us achieve this brighter and healthier tomorrow.

Our mission at the University of Toronto SSSCR is:

  1. To inform younger and older generations alike about the promise of stem cell research.
  2. To advocate for and promote interest in stem cell research in the community.
  3. To facilitate and expedite the process of stem cell research by teaching students necessary skills for scientific research.

In order to accomplish our mission, UofT-SSSCR conducts the following activities: community service (e.g. presentations for secondary school students), guest speakers (e.g. researchers, policy makers, etc.), student education (e.g. computer programming sessions, journal clubs) and networking opportunities.

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