Event Calendar

What’s happening?

View some of the upcoming events at the ORT and other events of interest.

december 2022

08dec5:30 pm6:30 pmCrafting your LinkedIn Profile with Dr. Nana LeeInteractive workshop hosted by Medical Biophysics Career Development Association

14dec6:30 pm8:00 pmLSCDS Career Seminar Series: Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital learn about Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital and how to transition into these fields

15dec4:00 pm5:00 pmHoliday Social - Distillery Winter VillageJoin us for a social outing to the Distillery Winter Village and participate in the Great Gingerbread Hunt

january 2023

11jan12:00 pm1:00 pmORT Meet and GreetVirtual drop-in Social Event for all UHN Trainees and Postdocs

17jan12:00 pm2:00 pm#SciComm on Social Media for ResearchersWorkshop for researchers on communicating science through social media hosted by CIHR and Science Sam

Upcoming and Past ORT Events

Halloween Haunt with the ORT
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Date October 28 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM Halloween Haunt with the ORT The UHN Office of Research Trainees invites all students, postdocs and staff to a Halloween Social in-person at Queen’s Park* on Friday, October 28th from 3:00-4:00 PM. Join us for candy, games and the chance to socialize with your colleagues! Let us…

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Event Poster. The poster says "Top Tools to Succeed in Research". October 25, 2022. 2-3 pm. Zoom. The poster depicts a picture of a white desk in front of a brink wall, with a chair in front and a frame and pot on the desk. The UHN ORT and Library and Information Services logos are seen on the top left corner
Top Tips for Succeeding in Research
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Date October 25 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM Top Tools for Succeeding in Research The UHN Office of Research Trainees invites you to a learning session on tools for succeeding in research! Learn tips and tricks for how to accelerate your research with UHN Library and Information Services! In this session UHN Library and Information…

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Grey event poster. It reads Careers in Medical Communications, Scientific Consulting & Project Management. The ORT and Sixsense logos are on the top right. Below it reads Panel Q&A and Networking. October 19, 2022. 4- 6 pm. Below are photos and descriptions of the 4 panelists: Patrick Hillan, Director, Science & Strategy, Kwamma Duah, Senior Medical Communications Manager, Chris Zealey, Director, Science & Strategy, Krushi Gohil, Project Manager
Careers in Medical Communications, Scientific Consulting & Project Management
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Date October 19 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM Careers in Medical Communications, Scientific Consulting and Project Management The UHN Office of Research Trainees invites you to an exciting webinar and exclusive networking session with sixsense strategy group!! sixsense strategy group is a boutique consulting firm in downtown Toronto that focuses on insights, strategy, and communications…

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Red background with blue and yellow designs. ORT logo in top left corner. Middle text reads: "Oct 12th at 12:00pm on Zoom. Virtual social event for UHN trainees and Postdocs. Join us for conversation, games and the chance to meet your colleagues!" On the right a white square contains the words "Meet & Greet", and images of coloured puzzle pieces and a computer screen with 4 people in a virtual meeting.
ORT Meet and Greet
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Date October 12th | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ORT Meet and Greet The Office of Research Trainees (ORT) is hosting a Virtual Social Event for all UHN Trainees and Postdocs on October 12th at 12:00 pm. Join us for conversation, games, and the chance to meet your colleagues! > Let us know you’re coming. Register here!…

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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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Poster for the Managing your Money: Investing 101 Workshop. The Office of Research Trainees and KITE at UHN logos are at the top left corner. On the right side of the poster is a photo of Annie Zhang. Below it reads: Annie Zhang, Manager of Asset Liability Management- Hedge Accounting at TD Bank. Along the bottom the poster reads: August 24th at 6 pm, Zoom webinar
ORT and KITEC Webinar- Managing Your Money: Investment 101
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Date August 24 | 6 pm Description The ORT at UHN and the KITE Trainee Executive Committee (KITEC) invite you to a practical workshop on how to invest your money. Join us for “Managing your Money: Investment 101” with Annie Zhang, Manager of Asset Liability Management – Hedge Accounting at TD Bank! In this one-hour…

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UHN Summer Seminar Series Poster. A blue poster that says Research at UHN UHN Summer Seminar Series. A free virtual summer program for high school students. July 27-29, 10 am to 1 pm, via Zoom. Students from underrepresented communities are encouraged and welcome to attend.
UHN Summer Seminar Series
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Date July 27, July 28, &  July 29 | 10 – 1  pm Register to join the summer seminar series here. Description The University Health Network (UHN) is hosting the first ever UHN Summer Seminar Series for high school students (grades 9-12) from underrepresented and racialized backgrounds in July 2021. The Summer Seminar series will take…

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A poster for the Office of Research Trainees' Bench to Business: Launching your own healthcare venture event on June 28th from 3 to 4:30 pm. On the right are photos and descriptions of the 4 panelists, Dr. Soror Sharifpoor, Mark Taylor, Vivian Cheung, and Dr. Joseph Ferenbok.
ORT Webinar- Bench to Business: Launching your own Healthcare Venture
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Date June 28 | 3 – 4:30  pm Register for the webinar here. Description The Office of Research Trainees (ORT) at the University Health Network (UHN) and the Health Innovation Hub (H2i) invite you to “Bench to Business: Launching Your Own Healthcare Venture“. Join us for a Panel and Q & A to learn about…

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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 a session with Career Exploration & Education to learn strategies and tips to build your job application materials. This seminar is targeted towards graduate students…

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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 and Vice-Chair, Education in Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Allison Crawford, MD, PhD is a psychiatrist, Scientist and Associate Chief of…

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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” will teach you tips and tricks of how you can use your time online to learn about potential careers in STEAM and help you grow…

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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 of Toronto for an virtual workshop to help you navigate the dynamic and often complex process of developing your career options. This seminar is targeted…

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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 to design your own unique writing process and practical ways to not only get started but also to maintain your momentum and complete your projects.…

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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 on personal finance. Learn how to be financially savvy regardless of your salary or stipend! Click here to register. Photos Back to Workshops

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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 https://ortmoneymattersworkshop.eventbrite.ca Presenters Stacey He, Owner of Financial Life Planning Description Understanding the essentials of good money management and the costly mistakes and pitfalls that must be avoided to create a successful financial life. Photos 2I8A5732 2I8A5755 2I8A5726 2I8A5744 Photography by Techna…

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A Brief Blitz of Scientific Writing Tips
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From Academia to Corporate: Alternative careers for PhD’s
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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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Career and Professional Development Resources

LSCDS logo

The Life Sciences Career Development Syndicate at the University of Toronto is a student initiative created to bridge the gap between academia and industry. They host career seminars, networking symposiums, case studies, mentorship programs and more! Explore their offerings here.

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The Science to Business Network (S2BN) is pan-Canadian organization that bridges the gap between science and business. S2BN organizes outreach and networking events for graduate students to complement their academic training. Students obtain professional training with transferable skills to gain a competitive edge in both the academic and business job markets. Explore their offerings here.

GMCA logo

The GMCA is a student-governed professional society that strives to support all graduate and postdoctoral trainees interested in pursuing a future career in management consulting. Their programs include networking nights, case competitions, case interview practices, an annual conference, and more. Explore their offerings here.

UHN logo

Postdoctoral fellows at UHN can take leadership and professional development courses for free through MyLearning. Course topics include leadership, effective communication, emotional intelligence fundamentals, project management and more. Explore the Learning Calendar on the intranet here.

Mitacs logo

Mitacs Training provides professional skills development courses for Canadian university and graduate students. Their course topics include Networking skills, project and time management, reconciliation and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, communication skills, career planning and more. Explore their course offerings here.

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Coursera is a massive online course provider has free courses you can take to build professional skills including science writing, statistics, programming, data sciences, project management, negotiating, and more. Explore their free courses here.