Colin Whaley, MSc


Medical Student, McMaster University

Media


I love presenting, and have been invited to speak about topics including healthy lifestyles in the workplace, technology use for older adults and medical admissions in Canada. Please see some selected talks and media appearances below.


TEDxUW Talk: Why you should email your grandparents more



Drawing on my work with enTECH, I delivered a TEDx talk for TEDxUW in October 2020. My talk was intended to be a call to action, encouraging young people to reach out to the older adults in their lives and help empower them using technology. 

Communication Pathways in Pharmacy: A Simple Solution


I was invited by one of my labmates to speak on her podcast about my thesis, on how improving the communication between pharmacists and physicians might ultimately lead to safer, more effective care for patients.

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Interview on CBC KW's The Morning Edition


I was interviewed by Craig Norris on CBC Kitchener-Waterloo's The Morning Edition about enTECH@home, enTECH's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

How to Learn


In my third year of university I discovered the application Anki for studying, which changed the way that I study completely. Since using it, I study far less, far more efficiently, and my GPA shot up. I've made it my mission since to evangelize Anki's usefulness to others, to the point where I have made a video detailing its usefulness.

My Path to Medicine


I was asked to give a presentation at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario about the process of applying to medical school in Canada, and what my path has been in my journey to medicine. This presentation details a good number of tricks gained from my years being involved in the Canadian premed community. There is extensive content specific to succeeding as a premed at the University of Waterloo, but also a lot of other content related to excelling as a premed in Canada.

President's Accolade


I was awarded the University of Waterloo President’s Accolade for my work co-founding and running the enTECH Computer Club for three years, and the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy wrote an article about this. The details of this award and the article are below.