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Workshops & Events

A poster for the Research Professional Social Hour event featuring a Gather.Town image on the left and laptop on the right. Text on the poster states that it will be Nov. 24 at 1 pm and invites the RPs at UHN to join for an informal gathering to relax, network, and socialize over games together in Gather.Town.
Research Professional Social Hour
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Date November 24 | 1 pm Research Professional Social Hour With the holiday season fast approaching, the RP@UHN Committee would like to invite you to one last virtual social gathering for the year to meet and connect your research professionals colleagues within UHN. Join us on Wednesday, November 24th at 1 pm for a social…

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A posting for the ORT's event "Launching into a Medical Communications Career" in collaboration with McCann Health Medical Communications and Caudex on November 9, 2021 from 3:30-4:30 pm over Zoom. The poster includes images of the event guest speakers, Dr. Trang Hong Au, Associate Medical Writer at McCann Health/Caudex, and Dr. Stephanie Heyraud, Associate Medical Director, Caudex.
ORT and McCann Health/Caudex webinar: Launching into a Medical Communications Career!
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Date November 9 | 3:30 pm Description The Office of Research Trainees is excited to partner with McCann Health Medical Communications and Caudex for a webinar on “Launching into a Medical Communications Career“! Join us to learn about careers in medical communications from: Dr. Stephanie Heyraud, Associate Medical Director, Caudex Dr. Trang Hong Au, Associate…

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A poster with ghosts, candy, and pumpkins bordering text announcing the ORT's "Trainee Halloween Social, October 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Queen's Park." The event text invites you to "join us for candy, games, and a chance to meet other trainees at UHN".
ORT Trainee Halloween Social
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Date October 28 | 3 pm Description The Office of Research Trainees is excited to invite you to the first in-person social of 2021! This will be an outdoor Halloween social with treats, games, and a chance to get to know other UHN trainees. The Trainee Halloween Social will take place on October 28 from…

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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.
Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021
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Date Daily events September 20-24, 2021 Description The 2021 National Postdoctoral Fellow Appreciation Week is being celebrated from September 20 – 24. In recognition of the more than 360 postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) here at UHN, our organizing committee, in collaboration with the ORT, is hosting a full week of exciting virtual events. You are invited…

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ORT Webinar: Becoming a Science Illustrator
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Watch on YouTube Date August 19, 2020 | 1pm Description Science illustration has always been an important way to share knowledge within the academic community and beyond. Visual communication skills are a key asset for anyone looking to make an impact with their research and share ideas with diverse audiences. This webinar will introduce you…

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ORT Webinar: Becoming a Data Scientist
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Watch on YouTube 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 in any career, business, or academic program. This workshop will introduce you to skills, tools, and education that will help kick-start your…

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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 to answer research questions. All the while, researchers are pulled in a myriad of directions as projects and responsibilities shift and change direction. These problems…

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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 in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and a graduate of the Education Scholars Program at U of Toronto. She is…

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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 presents Krembil Career Chats. Join us for a conversation with Krembil alumna Dr. Evelyn Pau to gain insight into the world of investment banking. Email…

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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 (ORT) Description Have you started looking for an academic position and run into the following statement: “Please send all application materials (cover letter, CV, research…

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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 the Health Science Division. Taras’ research has been focused on improving mathematics and statistics education for non-mathematicians. Along with Miroslav Lovric, Taras is leading the…

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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 passions for John. He has been an active part of the Canadian personal finance community, blogging, creating spreadsheets, podcasting, and writing how-to guides. He is…

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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 as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Mohit Kapoor at the Krembil Research Institute focuses on applying next generation sequencing to identify novel biomarkers for osteoarthritis.…

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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 balancing home life can be exhausting! Investing in being happy, healthy and well provides a foundation for achieving balance and sustaining success. This interactive session…

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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 compound. Dr. Sofia Farkona, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow at UHN whose research includes the development of MS-based targeted methods for the quantification of angiotensin…

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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 Krembil Career Chats. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Carolyn Goard, expert in knowledge translation and medical communication. Email krembil@uhnresearch.ca to register. Photos Back…

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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 by a dedicated team of Fellows in collabortion with the ORT. Monday Academic CV Workshop Tuesday Industry Resume Workshop Wednesday Academic Career Event Thursday Industry…

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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. Andre D’Penha, PMP, with over fourteen years of experience in the Canadian healthcare, retail, and automotive industries. Zahraa Mohammed-Ali, PhD,  Clinical Chemistry Research Fellow at…

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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, Translational Immunology Ramzi Khattar, Roche Canada Senior Technical Manager for Global Annual Product Quality Review Dr. Natalie Farra, PhD, Elsevier/Academic Press Senior Acquisitions Editor, Neuroscience…

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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 with a focus on machine learning and its applications in computational biology from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. His…

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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 can limit their abilities to secure a position. Become a more competitive candidate by understanding how to think like a recruiter or industry hiring manager.…

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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 Medical writer and the types of documents they produce. We will discuss different career paths and which one is right for you. In addition, we…

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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 Network) Stephanie Holbik ( Manager of Operations, Ontario Genomics) Description In honour of Postdoctoral Fellow Appreciation Week 2018, the Industry Networking event brings together industry…

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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 Centre) Dr. Daniel Grace ( Assistant Professor, University of Toronto) Description In honour of Postdoctoral Fellow Appreciation Week 2018, the Academic Networking brings together PIs…

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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 how the writing process works, how to design your own unique writing process and practical ways to not only get started but also to maintain…

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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 ask any questions you may have. Come learn about her experiences and advice she has for research trainees looking for potential career paths. Photos Career…

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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 more than 6 years of experience in scientific writing and content creation in academia and business. She works one-on-one with researchers and writes and edits…

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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 Robertson, Research Strategy Development Specialist, Techna part of University Health Network Dr. Chia Wei Teoh, Pediatric Nephrologist, Sick Kids Samantha Yammine, Scientific Communicator Description Students…

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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 a social media presence. More Information To register, click here.  Photos 2I8A6879 2I8A6913 2I8A6922 2I8A6957 2I8A6971 Photography by Techna Back to Workshops

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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 Scientist Description Learn the most effective ways to connect with someone either through in-person networking or through platforms such as LinkedIn. Photos 2I8A6507 2I8A6558 2I8A6550…

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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 Soares Machine learning: Understanding machine learning principles and applying them towards answering biological questions Presented by: Dr. Davide Chicco Biological networks: Understanding the meaning of…

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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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