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October 2015
Volume 2 | Issue 10

Halloween Costume Contest

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine encouraged faculty and staff to dress up in costumes this Halloween.  There were prizes for the top 3 costumes in each category. 

The winners are Colonoscopy (Dr. Allison Osmond) for funniest, Zombie (Joelle Maclean) for scariest and the Gross Room Squad (Kelley Matthews, Lisa Noseworthy, Laurie Poynter) for the most original Halloween costume.  All winners received a treat bag.

WPA Halloween Candygrams

Western Pathology Association (WPA) had the first Halloween Candygram sale this year, and it was SPOOKTACULAR!  WPA delivered Halloween Candygrams in full Halloween spirit today!  

Have a safe and happy Halloween!  

Halloween Door Decorating 

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine held a Halloween Door Decorating contest October 13-30, 2015. All members of the department were invited to put together a team to decorate a door and win a prize!   Read More.

New Poster Printer

A special thank you to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Financial Management Committee for purchasing a brand new HP Designjet Z6600 large format printer.  This printer is capable of printing up to 60” wide by any length and is designed to handle photo paper and fabric. 

News Stories

Update In PathologyHalloween Potluck

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine held a Halloween Potluck Spooktacular on October 29. All members of the department were invited to attend and bring one tasty dish to share. Watch for our next potluck taking place in December.  Read More.
Update In PathologyDean’s Homecoming Gala

Members of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine attended the annual Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Dean’s Homecoming Gala on September 26th to celebrate the School’s history of excellence, accomplishments, and preparations for the future.  Read More.
Update In PathologyWPA Bowling Event

The Western Pathology Association (WPA) social event was a success! Despite bad weather re-routing us from Talbotville Berry Farm’s Haunted Corn Maze to Plan B (bowling at Fleetway), fun was had by all!  Read More.
Update In PathologyLong Service Award Recipients at LHSC 2015

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Congratulates our 2015 Long Service Award Recipients.  Read More.
Update In PathologyWe Act - The Next Steps

The We Speak survey, conducted in 2012, was an opportunity to measure employee engagement and identify strengths and opportunities for improvement across Western University and within our faculties and divisions.  Learn more about the steps being taken in response to the We Speak survey.  Watch Video.

Upcoming Events

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds - November

"Fecal microbial transplantation, What does this cr*p have to do with me?"

Speaker: Dr. Michael Silverman
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 12:00 pm |  
Read more
NERDs Open Forum

"Small Group Discussion Techniques (part 2)"

Speaker: Dr. Mark Weyers
Thursday, November 26, 2015 @ 11:30 am 


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