UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA)
Mission: Officially founded in 2021, the UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA) is run by a group of current UHN postdoctoral researchers advocating on behalf of all UHN postdoc members. The UHNPA has five sub-committees which create initiatives and programming around communications, health and wellness, mentorship, professional development and social events.
Vision: The vision of the UHNPA is to create a more interactive and inclusive postdoc community, and help its members benefit and succeed during their training at UHN.
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Upcoming and Recent Events
Interested in joining the UHN Postdoc Association?
Join an information session to learn more about opportunities to get involved with the UHNPA Leadership Committee.
More information here.
On November 2, 2023 the UHNPA hosted a successful academic-industry networking event!
Bridging the Gap: Academic-Industry Networking Event offered a unique opportunity for Postdoctoral Researchers and Graduate Students at UHN to foster meaningful connections and facilitate knowledge exchange between academia and industry professionals in Biotech and Pharma, Medical and Regulatory Affairs, R&D/Clinical Research, and Data Science!
Learn more here.
On September 19th, 2023, the UHN Postdoc Association held the inaugural UHN Postdoc Symposium. The event Celebrated 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.
Learn more here.
UHN is proud to celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation week every September! To appreciate and support UHN postdoctoral researchers, the UHN Postdoc Association and Office of Research Trainees host a series of events and initiatives.
Learn about the 2023 Postdoc Appreciation week events here.
UHNPA Executive Team
Daniel Louie, Co-Chair
Kasinan Suthiwanich, Co-Chair
Arghavan Ashouri, Treasurer
Rabia Anwar, Secretary
Massimo Nardone, Co-Vice Chair, Professional Development
Oro Uchenunu, Co-Vice Chair, Professional Development
Dhanoop Manikoth Ayyathan, Vice Chair, Mentorship & Peer Support
Sonia Taib, Co-Vice Chair, Social & Wellness
Timothy Pommeé, Co-Vice Chair, Social & Wellness
Jiaoyi Chen, Vice Chair, Communications