UHN Postdoc Appreciation Week

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UHN Postdoc Appreciation Week. A week of events and intiatives to celebrate the excellence of UHN Postdoctoral Researchers


September 18 – 22 

There are approximately 300 postdoctoral researchers at UHN—each of whom makes significant contributions to our outstanding research output and community. We value our postdoctoral researchers and are proud to host a series of initiatives during National Postdoc Appreciation Week, September 18–22, 2023, to appreciate and support them.



September 19 - UHN Postdoc Symposium

1st UHN Postdoc Symposium

The UHN Postdoc Association and  Office of Research Trainees, are excited to host the inaugural UHN Postdoc Symposium which will Celebrating Postdoc Excellence by:

  • Celebrating the accomplishments of UHN postdocs and appreciating the important roles that postdocs play in our community.
  • Providing opportunities for UHN postdocs to share their research and network with their peers.
  • Facilitating community building through games and activities at the breaks, with opportunities to win prizes.
  • Sharing insights from leading UHN experts on how technology can impact healthcare research.

September 21 - Princess Margaret Town Hall

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Princess Margaret (PM) Cancer Centre is hosting a town hall for its postdoctoral researchers on September 21st at Princess Margaret Hospital. The town hall will be hosted by PM Research Director, Dr. Aaron Schimmer, and ORT Director, Dr. Linda Penn. This event is an opportunity to connect and discuss opportunities and challenges. Pizza lunch will be provided to PM postdoctoral researchers who register here.

September 18-22 - ORT Drop Ins

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The Office of Research Trainees is hosting a series of drop in sessions at UHN Research sites during Postdoc Appreciation Week. These drop ins provide an opportunity for the ORT to meet postdoctoral researchers and students, answer any questions, share resources, and provide a safe space for addressing issues.

September 18 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Krembil Discovery Tower, 8KD433,  Small conference room outside the elevator on the 8th floor

September 18 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower, Room 13-710

September 21 – 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University, Room 5-141

September 22 – 10:30 -11:00 am – Virtual. Register here.

Thank You Gift!

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As a token of appreciation, all UHN postdoctoral researchers will receive a limited-edition coffee mug sponsored by the Office of Research Trainees.

UHN postdoctoral researchers can pick up the gifts at any of the Postdoc Appreciation Week events above.

Postdoctoral researchers can also email ort.admin@uhnresearch.ca if they can not attend any of the planned sessions.