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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:

  • academia
  • research
  • establishing social events.

Meet the CLAMPS team.

Check out what CLAMPS does in this Facebook video.

Stay up to date with all CLAMPS events and activities in the CLAMPS group on Temerty Medicine Connect! (UTORID needed to log in)

Contact us

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.


You can also join our group on Facebook, and follow us on Instagramand Twitter!


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.

These include...

Academic and work-related events

Social events

  • Annual BBQ
  • Sports
  • Excursions
  • 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.