The Abominable Snafu! is the beast originating from the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications program at the University of Toronto.
Inconvenient ink splats? Issues with weights? Spinning beach ball or blue screen of death? You name it, this creature feeds off medical illustrator stress hormones, and is the amalgamation of every medical illustrator’s fears. Normally just innocuous or pesky, it can grow to terrifying size just before a deadline. Defeating the Abominable Snafu is a high priority for all medical illustrators! This particular subspecies originates in Canada, identifiable by its Canadian Goose feet and slushy snowy body—a staple of its Toronto habitat.
Creating an exciting tale using the Abominable Snafu is our way of raising funds for The Vesalius Trust, the organization that provides research and scholarship funding to students involved in the visual communication of science. Our students and those from the other accredited programs have benefitted enormously from the VT over the years; please help us give back and donate to our campaign, or that of one of the other programs (UIC, JHU, and Augusta)!
The Abominable Snafu is brought to you by: Alexander Young, Jenny Chin, Amy, Cao, Colleen Tang Poy, Michael Corrin, and Nicholas Woolridge.