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The following sections contain the information found within the ORT’s Student and Postdoc Handbook.

  • About UHN and the UHN Corporate Intranet
  • Commonly Asked Questions with Answers
  • Important Links and Key Contact
  • ORT Registration Form
  • Joining the ORT Slack Community
  • Connecting with the ORT on Twitter and LinkedIn
  • UHN policies, online training and orientation, payroll documentation, Immunization and Health Services requirements
  • UHN New Employee Webpage
  • Resources for International Students and Postdoctoral Researchers
    • Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
    • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
    • Getting a driver’s license
    • International student support – Centre for International Experience
    • Work permits: Open work permits, closed work permits, work permit exemption
    • Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s medical exams
    • Work Permit Renewals
  • Life in Toronto
    • Finding an apartment or a place to live
    • Utilities (hydro, internet, phone, etc.)
    • Tenants’ Rights and Resources
      • Residential Tenancies Act (RTA)
      • U of T Housing Services Office
      • Federation of Metro Tenants’ Association
    • Tenants Insurance
    • The School System in Toronto
      • School boards in Toronto and Ontario
      • Arranging Childcare (Home-based childcare and centre-based childcare)
    • Financial Information
      • Canadian Government Chequing Accounts
      • Major Canadian financial institutions
      • Doing your taxes
    • Finding a healthcare practitioner
      • Finding a doctor or nurse practitioner
      • Walk-in clinics, urgent care, and emergency departments
      • U of T Health and Wellness Centre
      • Finding a Dentist
      • Finding a physiotherapist or registered massage therapist
    • Transportation in the City
      • Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
        • PRESTO Card
      • Bike Share Program
      • Transportation in the GTA
        • GO Commuter Train and Transit
        • Mississauga Transit
        • York Region Transit
        • Durham Region Transit
      • Toronto’s Climate
      • Entertainment
        • Festivals and Events
        • Restaurants
        • Toronto Public Library (TPL)
        • Museums and Galleries
  • New Employee Resources
    • New Employee Information Booklet
    • Onboarding
  • Remote Digital Access
    • Connecting to the virtual private network (VPN)
    • Connecting with Office 365
      • Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint
    • Getting Around UHN
      • UHN Shuttle and schedule
      • Maps and directions around the various UHN sites
      • Places to keep your bikes
    • Getting Connected at UHN
      • Research 411 Directory
      • UHN Corporate Intranet
      • UHN Event Calendar
      • UHN Library
    • UHN Policies
      • UHN Graduate Student Policy
      • U of T School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Policies
      • UHN Postdoctoral Researchers Policy
      • Other UHN policies
        • Lab safety, dispute resolution, responsible conduct of research, and data management.
  • Getting Paid at UHN
    • Pay schedule
    • Employee Self Service Portal
    • Total Compensation Program
  • Vacation and Leaves of Absence
    • Paid holidays for full-time employees
    • Maternity, Parental, and Adoption Leave
  • Health and Dental Benefits
    • Group Benefits Plan by SunLife
    • Benefit Enhancements
      • Mental Health Coverage, Gender Affirmation Surgery Coverage, Speech Therapy services
    • Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • UHN Wellness Resources
    • BRITE Resilience Program, UHN Cares, Refresh Program
    • Counselling
    • Prayer, spiritual reflection, and nursing spaces
    • Gym Facilities (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto General Hospital, and Toronto Western Hospital).
  • Wellness Resources Outside of UHN
    • Mental Health Crisis services
      • ConnexOntario, Canadian Mental Health Association, Mental Health Quick Guide, Good2Talk, Distress Centres of Greater Toronto, Gerstein Crisis Centre.
    • TeleHealth Ontario
    • U of T Health and Wellness Resources and Support
  • UHN COVID-19, Flu & Respiratory Virus Preparedness
    • Current respiratory virus cases at UHN
  • UHN Walk Safe and Call Safe Program
    • Walk-Safe Program
    • Call Safe Program

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  • UHN Research Help Centre
  • Funding Opportunities
    • ORT Conference Participation Award
    • OSOTF Unilever/Lipton Graduate Fellowship
    • UHN Grants Office
  • Library and Journal Access
    • UHN Library and Information Services
  • Research Facilities and Services
    • Research at UHN
      • Research news, forms, departments, tools, services, or individual researchers
    • Research Safety
      • Incident and Accident Reporting, Safety Standard Operating Procedures, Safety Checklists for New Employees
    • Research Laboratory Services
      • Laboratory Operations, Sterilization Services, and Supply Centre
    • Animal Resource Centre (ARC)
      • Animal procurement, housing, husbandry, technical services, medical care, and consultation.
    • UHN Research and Innovation Cores
      • Biobanks, Bioinformatics (High Performance Computing), Cell and Vector Production, Clinical Trials, Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting, Genomics, Imaging, Innovation and Engineering (Biostatistics and KITE Labs), Laboratory Services (Mass Spectrometry, Histology and Biomarkers, Pathology, and Diagnostics), Microscopy, Metabolomics, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, and Theranostics.
    • UHN Visual Services (Poster Printing)
    • Epic for Researchers
      • Digital Health Information System
    • People & Culture (Formerly Human Resources)
      • Payroll, Policies, Performance and Learning, Health Services and Benefits, Workplace Safety and Wellness, Respect and Civility.
      • Fostering Respect in the Workplace
      • P&C Important Contacts
    • Research Integrity and Ethics
      • Responsible Conduct of Research
      • UHN Policy on Academic Authorship and Open Access Publications
      • Research Integrity Advisor contacts
      • Research Ethics Review Services
        • Working with human subjects
        • Ethics approval process, CAPCR submission
        • Research Ethics Board
      • Commercialization, Legal, and Intellectual Property
        • Licensing, Research and Industry Partnerships, New Company Formation, etc.
        • Intellectual Property Policy
      • Pride in Patient Engagement in Research (PiPER)
      • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)
  • ORT Workshops and Resources
  • UHN Learning Opportunities
    • UHN Library and Information Services
    • Skillsoft Percipio Learning Platform
    • MyLearning Portal
    • Biosciences Oncology Leadership Development (BOLD) Program
  • Career Development Resources and Organizations
  • UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA)
    • UHNPA Leadership Committee
  • UHN STEM Pathways
    • Volunteering
  • Trainee and Postdoctoral Research Committees
    • KITE Trainee Executive Committee
    • Krembil Trainee Advisory Committee
  • Seeds of Science Podcast
  • Greening at UHN
    • UHN Energy and Environment
    • UHN Green Team
    • Talkin’ Trash with UHN
  • Biking at UHN
  • UHN 2SLGBTQIA+ Committee
  • Black Legacy Committee
  • UHNWomen
    • Working Moms Mentorship Program
  • UHN Wellness Champions