TRAINEE RESOURCES

UHN trains the next generation of scientists!

Professional Development

The ORT is committed to providing support and resources enabling trainees to achieve their full potential during their training at UHN and as they venture into the next steps of their careers. As part of this mandate, the ORT is offering the following workshops and resources to UHN research trainees.

ORT Webinar: Becoming a Data Scientist
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Date July 22, 2020 | 2pm Description Data science has been one of the most in-demand jobs for the past few years. Data Science skills have become a critical asset…

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Research Project Management
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Date July 15, 2020 | 10am-12pm Description Research projects are becoming increasingly complex and multi-faceted. Researchers are expected to manage collaborators, funding, deadlines, equipment, experiments, data analysis and scientific writing…

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Harnessing Neuroscience to Foster Well-being and Resilience
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Date June 25, 2020 | 2-4pm Presenter Dr. Mary Elliott, MD, FRCPC, is a consulting psychiatrist, psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She is an Assistant Professor…

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Résumé Workshop for Careers in Industry
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Date June 18, 2020 | 2-4pm Presenter Natasha Jamal, M.A, Career Educator at Career Exploration and Education (CxED) Description Looking to update your résumé for industry positions? Join us for…

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Mental Health and Resilience During COVID-19
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Date June 4, 2020 | 3-5pm Presenters Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, MHPE, is a psychiatrist, Scientist, the Vice-President, Education at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and Professor…

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Leveraging Social Media for Career Development in STEAM
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Date May 7, 2020 | 2pm Presenter Dr. Samantha Yammine, PhD, Neuroscientist and Science Communicator. Description In this interactive session, Neuroscientist and Science Communicator Dr. Samantha Yammine aka “Science  Sam”…

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Exploring Career Options
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Date April 23, 2020 | 2pm   Presenter Natasha Jamal, M.A, Career Educator at Career Exploration and Education (CxED) Description Join a Career Educator from Career Exploration and Education, University…

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ORT Trainee Workshop Series: Electrophysiological Recording in the Brain
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Date February 20, 2020 | 10am Presenter Dr. Azadeh Naderian, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at Krembil Research Institute Description This workshop would be beneficial for anyone new to electrophysiological recording as…

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Krembil Career Chats with Dr. Nafiseh Nafissi
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Date February 5, 2020 | 2pm Presenter Nafiseh Nafissi, PhD. President of Research & Development at Mediphage Bioceuticals Description The Trainee Advisory Commitee at Krembil in partnership with ORT presents…

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Krembil Career Chats with Dr. Evelyn Pau
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Date December 12, 2019 | 3pm Presenters Evelyn Pau, PhD. Vice President, Investment Banking at Bloom Burton & Co. Description The Trainee Advisory Commitee at Krembil in partnership with ORT…

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Academic Teaching Dossiers
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Date December 10, 2019 | 10am Presenter(s) Dr. Alaa Youssef, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute Dr. Jason De Melo, Ph.D., Education Lead, Office of Research Trainees…

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Health Numeracy
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Date November 20, 2019 | 2pm Presenters Taras Gulas has been a professor at George Brown College since 2002 teaching courses in mathematics, statistics, and research methods to students in…

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Investing for Beginners
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Date November 20, 2019 | 10am Presenter Dr. John Robertson, PhD, specializes in explaining complex topics for non-specialists, whether scientific or financial. Personal finance and investing have long been personal…

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ORT Trainee Workshop Series: Next-Generation Sequencing: MicroRNA
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Date November 12, 2019 | 10am Presenter Dr. Shabana Amanda Ali has an interdisciplinary research background in musculoskeletal biology, with over 12 years of experience in osteoarthritis. Her current research…

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Five Ways to Wellness
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Date October 29, 2019 | 10am Presenters Sarah Chaffey and Nicole Jankowski from Health & Wellness, University of Toronto Description Coping with the competing demands of research, navigating expectations, and…

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ORT Trainee Workshop Series: Proteomics for Discovery and Targeted Research
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Date October 17, 2019 | 3-6pm Presenters Dr. Mohadeseh Mehrabian, PhD, is Postdoctoral Fellow at UHN whose research involves characterizing a candidate drug and assessing the clinical viability of this…

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Krembil Career Chats with Dr. Carolyn Goard
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Date October 10, 2019 | 1pm Presenters Carolyn Goard, PhD. Senior Manager, Knowledge Translation and Exchange, Arthritis Society Description The Trainee Advisory Commitee at Krembil in partnership with ORT presents…

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Postdoctoral Fellow Appreciation Week 2019
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Date September 16-20, 2019 Presenters Multiple Speakers Description Postdoctoral Fellowship Appreciation Week 2019 is being celebrated at the University Health Network. Join us for a full week of events organized…

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Research Project Management
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Date July 25, 2019 | 5-7pm Presenters Aisha Shamas-Din, PhD, is a Project Manager at Roche where she manages and executes strategic initiatives to streamline complexity and improve operational efficiency.…

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UHN Transplant Program Summer Career Event
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Date July 25, 2019 | 8-10am Presenters Dr. Mamatha Bhat, UHN Transplant Program Clinician Scientist Dr. Laura Donahoe, UHN Thoracic and Lung Transplant Surgeon Alejandro Gómez-Aristizábal, BlueRock Therapeutics Scientist II,…

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ORT Trainee Workshop Series: R Programming for Beginners
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Date June 27, 2019 | 2-6pm Presenters Dr. Wail Ba-Alawi is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Haibe-Kains’s lab at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science…

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The Modern Day Job Search
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Date October 19, 2018 Presenters Isaiah Hankel, Fortune 500 consultant, international speaker, bestselling author and the CEO of Cheeky Scientist Description Most academics approach their transition with an academic mindset, which…

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Careers in Medical Writing
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Date October 18, 2018 Presenters Dr. Aisha Shamas-Din ( Scientific Communications Specialist) Description In this interactive workshop, you will get an overview of a day in the life of a…

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Industry Networking Event
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Date September 20, 2018 Presenters Dr. Nick Timmins (VP Process Sciences, BlueRock Therapeutics) Dr. Natalie Venier (Medical Science Liaison, Merck) Dr. Bharti Ranavaya (Principal, Business Development & Commercialization, University Health…

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Academia Networking Event
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Date September 19, 2018 Presenters Dr. Shane Harding (Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre) Dr. Mathieu Lupien (Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre) Dr. Phedias Diamandis (Affiliate Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer…

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Stop Staring at a Blank Page- A Writing Workshop
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Date September 25, 2018 Presenters Melissa E. Anders, MSc ( Senior Program Manager at University Health Network and Writing Coach at Melissa E. Anders Coaching) Description In this workshop learn…

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Career Seminar with Dr. Bettina Hamelin (CEO and President of Ontario Genomics)
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Date June 25, 2018 Presenters Dr. Bettina Hamelin, PharmD, EMBA (President and CEO, Ontario Genomics) Description This interactive seminar will highlight Dr. Hamelin’s career path and give you a chance to…

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Science Writing: Leading Practices
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Date June 26, 2018 Presenters Dr. Aisha Shamas-Din, Science and Medical Content Writer. Aisha holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from McMaster University.  Aisha has…

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The ORT and University of Toronto Transplant Institute (TTI) Summer Program Presents: Career Seminar
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Date July 26, 2018 Presenters Celine Bauwens, Scientific Manager, Medicine by Design Dr. Siba Haykal, Surgeon, Department of Surgery, University Health Network Stephanie Holbik, Operations Manager, Ontario Brain Institute John…

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The ORT Presents: Improving your Success Through Social Media
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Date May 30th, 2018 Presenters Aristotle Eliopoulos and Peter Majewski, members at 9th Co Description Learn how to use some of the most popular tools for establishing and effectively managing…

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The ORT Presents: Networking, An Art and Science
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Facilitator Dr. Isaiah Hankel Date April 20th, 2018 More Information To register, please contact ort.admin@uhnresearch.ca Presenter(s) Isaiah Hankel, Fortune 500 consultant, international speaker, bestselling author and the CEO of Cheeky…

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The ORT Presents: Industry Resume Workshop
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Facilitator Dr. Isaiah Hankel Date March 16, 2018 More Information To register, please contact ort.admin@uhnresearch.ca Back to Workshops

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The ORT Presents: Translating Bioinformatics for Everyday Biology
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Facilitators CRISPR/Cas9 screens: Understanding the basic concepts of gene editing and of the CRISPR/Cas9 technology, and getting able to design a screen Presented by: Drs. Jason De Melo and Fraser…

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A Brief Blitz of Scientific Writing Tips
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Facilitator Dr. Dionne Aleman, Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering Date September 20, 2017 More Information The Office of Research Trainees (ORT) will be hosting a two hour Scientific Writing Lecture Workshop …

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From Academia to Corporate: Alternative careers for PhD’s
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Facilitator Dr. Maurice Shen, Academic Head, BenchSci Dr. Emily MacLeod, Research Associate at the Applied Educational Research Department at the Michener Institute of Education Dr. Daniel Bacinello, Manager, Research &…

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The ORT Presents: UHN’s Technology Development and Commercialization Department
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Facilitator UHN’s Technology Development and Commercialization Department Date March 9, 2017 More Information Register via https://technology-development-and-commercialization.eventbrite.ca. Back to Workshops

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The Modern Job Search
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Facilitator Isaiah Hankel, Fortune 500 Consultant, Best Selling Author Date February 2, 2017 More Information Become a more competitive candidate by understanding how to think like a recruiter or industry…

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Translating Bioninformatics for Everyday Biology
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Facilitator Hosted by UHN PDFs Date January 31, 2017 More Information Free Event! Register by January 20, 2017 via translatingbioinformatics.eventbrite.ca Back to Workshops

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Careers in Industry, Academia, Government
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Facilitator Various career panelists Date July 28, 2016 More Information Did you ever think about where your science degree could get you? Register by July 22, 2016 via https://careerevent2016.eventbrite.ca Registration…

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Résumés
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Facilitator Isaiah Hankel, Fortune 500 Consultant, Best Selling Author Date January 15, 2016 More Information Why an academic CV won’t secure you an industry job, and how to create an…

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Improve Your Career Success Through Social Media
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Facilitator Justin Cook, Partner, Director of Internet Marketing 9thCO Date January 15, 2016 More Information Register by January 11, 2016 via ortsocialmedia.eventbrite.ca Back to Workshops

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Careers in Industry
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Facilitator Various career panelists Date December 17, 2015 More Information CIHR Training Program in Regenerative Medicine Register here Back to Workshops

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Past Articles from the ORT Times Newsletter

Several past articles in the ORT Times provide valuable content for your career development, including:

Skill Development

Developing your skills, and learning how to market the transferrable skills you learn in your research training can help with your future career. Some skill development resources include:

Mitacs STEP Workshops: these workshops focus on a variety of skills that can be important in research and industry, including writing, project management, and networking. note that you can register for some STEP workshops without having a Mitacs fellowship.

Life Sciences Career Development Society: this UofT-based student society seeks to bridge help bridge academia and industry and holds many seminars and networking events.

Graduate Professional Skills Program: from UofT School of Graduate Studies, this program offers sessions on communication, business, and research-related skills. 

How to create great illustrations using powerpoint

How to write your Thesis Videos

Science Careers: the careers section of the popular journal has many resources and topical articles on career development for young scientists. They also have the Individual Development Plan portal to help you identify your career goals and strengths.

Also be sure to look for networking events and skills development sessions associated with scientific conferences you may attend as part of your research training.

Career Searches

These resources will help you find postings for positions.

University of Toronto Career Centre provides job listings, as well as resources on resume writing and interviewing.

Nature Jobs

Also look at Versatile PhD for non-academic career paths and job listings.