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.

Stop Staring at a Blank Page – A Writing Workshop
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Date March 5, 2019 | 1pm Presenter Melissa Anders, M.Sc., Senior Program Manager, University Health Network. Writing Coach Description Join this workshop to learn how the writing process works, how…

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Money Matters: Personal Finance workshop
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Date February 5, 2019 | 2pm Presenter Stacey He, Owner of Stacey He Financial Life Planning Description Stacey He, advocate for financial literacy and education will be hosting a workshop…

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The ORT Presents: Money Matters, Personal Finance Workshop
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Facilitator Money Matters: Personal Finance Workshop Date February 21, 2018 More Information Register via Presenters Stacey He, Owner of Financial Life Planning Description Understanding the essentials of good money…

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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.