Poster for PDF Appreciation Week 2021. September 20-24. The poster is beige with an image of two scientists, one with a microscope writing on a piece of paper and another with different blue bubbles of science objects coming out of the flask. Thriving in Your Postdoc: Grant Writing and Social Media Tips. September 21 1- 2pm.

Postdoc Appreciation Week – Thriving in Your Postdoc – Grant Writing and Social Media Tips

The ORT and the UHN Postdoc Association invite you to a PDF Appreciation week event on Thriving in your Postdoc.

It is important to obtain good experimental results, but it’s equally crucial to be able to effectively present and promote your research. John Robertson, Research Strategy, Development Specialist at UHN, and Heather Sherman, Senior Public Affairs Advisor at Krembil, will discuss how to effectively present and promote your research to grant reviewers and on social media.

Register for Postdoc Appreciation Week events here.

Calendar link with Zoom information here: Thriving in your Postdoc – Postdoc Appreciation Week.

Speaker Bios:

Dr. John Robertson: John completed his Medical Biophysics PhD in 2011, and other than a short stint as a post-doc, has been working as a specialist in grant development and research communications ever since. At UHN he primarily supports the activities of the Techna Institute. Outside of research, John uses his skills in explaining complex topics to teach people how to invest. He is the author of The Value of Simple and a co-host of the Because Money podcast.

Heather Sherman: Heather Sherman is a Senior Public Affairs Advisor with the Krembil Brain Institute, the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute at UHN, working with local and international media to facilitate coverage of high profile research, treatments and technological innovations and helping to transform our researchers and clinicians into more effective science communicators. Heather is also an award winning television producer and writer, having worked most recently for CTV and Discovery Canada’s ‘Daily Planet’, where she was nominated for the Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism.

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