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CSB Seminar – Professor Jay Keystone, University Health Network, Tropical Disease Unit

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CSB Seminar

Professor Jay Keystone, 
Tropical Disease Unit
University Health Network

“It’s the singer, not the song; how to give a more effective large group presentation” 

Friday, January 26, 2018
2:00-3:00 p.m. at RW 432
Host: Professors Sherwin Desser and Maurice Ringuette

This talk outlines the elements of a lecture, focusing primarily on the practical aspects that make a presentation so effective. The two most important principles of a lecture are engagement of the learner and clarity of expression; knowledge of the subject matter is necessary but not sufficient, to which any undergraduate student will attest. The 5 elements of a lecture include i. the need to motivate the learner to be interested in what you have to say, ii. provide an outline of the information you wish to present ,iii provide the appropriate amount of information in a digestible fashion, iv. ensure that there is time for intermission ( known as learning breaks) and v. provide an opportunity for feedback. By far, numbers iii. and iv. are the most critical aspects of a successful lecture. Of course, it is crucial that the speaker has targeted the appropriate level of knowledge with respect to the audience. ie. not too high or low. This lecture will utilize humour, interactive learning and political incorrectness in order to show you, the participant, that the ability to give an excellent large group presentation is not genetic. It can be learned.


January 26
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432
25 Harbord St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada


University of Toronto, Cell & Systems Biology