Event Calendar

What’s happening?

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

november 2022

29nov12:00 pm1:00 pmAcademic Careers & International FundingWebinar on academic career opportunities and navigating the funding systems in Germany & Great Britain

30nov12:00 pm1:00 pmInstagram and TikTok for #SciCommWorkshop for researchers on science communication hosted by CIHR and Science Sam

30nov5:30 pm6:30 pmBroadening Participation in the Scientific Workforce with Dr. Freeman HrabowskiDr. Daniel C. Andreae President's Lecture on the Future of Work

30nov6:30 pm8:00 pmLSCDS Information Session: Industry Team Case StudyLearn about the LSCDS Industry Team Case Study, key dates and how to apply

december 2022

01dec12:00 pm1:00 pmInformation Session: Summer Research Opportunities at UHNLearn about how to get a summer research position at the University Health Network!

02dec4:30 pm6:00 pmLiving a Financially Healthy LifePeer-to-Peer: Learn essential financial skills from a trained UHN postdoc

06dec6:00 pm8:00 pmLSCDS Mini-Networking Night: Venture Capital and EntrepreneurshipNetworking opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers

07dec11:00 am12:00 pmMeasuring and Demonstrating Your Research ImpactUHN Libraries workshop on popular bibliometrics and how to promote your research impact

07dec12:00 pm1:00 pmORT Meet and GreetVirtual drop-in Social Event for all UHN Trainees and Postdocs

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

Upcoming and Past ORT Events

Poster for Day 4 of postdoc appreciation week. At the bottom is a banner with the UHN Postdoc Association logo, the ORT logo, National Postdoc Appreciation Week, 2022 September 19-23. #NPAW2022 and the details for how to follow the UHNPA on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. The poster reads Exploring Careers Outside of Academia. In partnership with Science to Business Network. Join for a Panel Q&A and Networking Session with industry professionals. Thursday September 22, 2022. 4-6 pm
Day 4: PDF Appreciation Week – Exploring Careers Outside of Academia
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Postdoc Appreciation Week Day 4: Exploring Careers Outside of Academia September 22| 4:00 – 6:00 PM The UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA) and Office of Research Trainees (ORT) are excited to introduce the 2022 National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) at UHN! In partnership with the Science to Business Network (S2BN), the UHNPA presents a panel and…

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Poster for Day 3 of postdoc appreciation week. At the bottom is a banner with the UHN Postdoc Association logo, the ORT logo, National Postdoc Appreciation Week, 2022 September 19-23. #NPAW2022 and the details for how to follow the UHNPA on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. The poster reads The Intersections of physical and mental health: a panel discussion. Speakers: Dr. Madeleine Geirc, Clinical psychologist; Ami Di Marino, holistic counsellor, Stacie Mistysn, Personal Training Specialist
Day 3 PDF Appreciation Week – Intersection of Physical and Mental Health: A Panel Discussion
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Postdoc Appreciation Week Day 3: The Intersection of Physical and Mental Health: A Panel Discussion September 21| 1:00 – 2:00 PM Welcome to day 3 of Postdoc Appreciation Week – our panel on mental and physical health! Join for a discussion with a variety of incredible professionals with strong backgrounds in both physical and mental…

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Poster for Day 2 of postdoc appreciation week. At the bottom is a banner with the UHN Postdoc Association logo, the ORT logo, National Postdoc Appreciation Week, 2022 September 19-23. #NPAW2022 and the details for how to follow the UHNPA on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. The poster reads postdoc rights - unravelling the mysteries. Information session and Q&A, September 20th, 2022, 2-3 pm. Do you know your rights as a postdoc? Learn from experts from the Office of Research Trainees, Research Quality Integration and People and Culture!
Day 2: PDF Appreciation Week – Postdocs’ Rights- Unraveling the Mysteries
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Postdoc Appreciation Week Day 2: Postdocs’ Rights – Unraveling the Mysteries September 20| 2:00 – 3:00 PM The UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA) and Office of Research Trainees (ORT) are excited to introduce the 2022 National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) at UHN! In this session, we want to empower you with information about your rights as…

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Poster for Day 1 of postdoc appreciation week. At the bottom is a banner with the UHN Postdoc Association logo, the ORT logo, National Postdoc Appreciation Week, 2022 September 19-23. #NPAW2022 and the details for how to follow the UHNPA on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. The poster reads Monday September 19th, 12- 2pm. Welcome + PowerPoint Karaoke
Day 1 PDF Appreciation Week – Welcome and PowerPoint Karaoke Networking
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Postdoc Appreciation Week Day 1: Welcome and PowerPoint Karaoke September 19| 12:00 – 2:00 PM The UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA) and Office of Research Trainees (ORT) are excited to introduce the 2022 National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) at UHN! For a stunning start, join our Day 1 Opening Session where you will hear from multiple…

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Event poster on a peach background with white and black writing. The poster says RP @ UHN Community Mixer, a social event for Research Professionals at UHN to socialize, learn and network. June 16th, 2021, 1- 2 pm. Attendees will receive a free gift sponsored by Cederlane. On the bottom left is a clipart image of many people having a conversation.
RP @ UHN Community Mixer
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Date June 16 | 1 -2 pm Description Inviting all research professionals across UHN! The Committee of Research Professionals (RP@UHN) is holding a UHN networking event for research staff across the institutes, including but not limited to technicians, lab managers, and research associates. Please register to access to our networking event on June 16th, 2021 from 1- 2 pm. Attendees will…

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Event poster for LinkedIn Lab: Optimizing Your Profile webinar. The poster says, tips for networking and job searching. June 7, 2021, 3-4 pm. There is a photo of Amanda Veri, PhD on the right. It says Lead, ORT, 500+ connections below. The LinkedIn logo is on the bottom right corner. The poster is a bright blue with light blue circles. All text is in white.
ORT Webinar- LinkedIn Lab: Optimizing Your Profile for Networking and Job Searching
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Date June 7 | 3 pm Description The ORT at UHN invites you to a practical workshop on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile. Join Dr. Amanda Veri, Lead of Research Training Programs at the ORT, to learn tips and tricks for optimizing your LinkedIn profile to catch the eye of potential employers and recruiters.…

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Event poster for ORT and Coding Hive workshop on Machine Learning and AI in Genomics on May 27th from 4 to 7 pm. Zoom webinar including an introduction to Next Generation Sequencing Data, Artificial Intelligence in Genomics and Machine Learning Algorithms. Python hands-on coding session. No coding experience required. A photo of the instructor, Fouad Yousif Founder and Facilitator of Coding Hive, is included on the left.
ORT Webinar: Machine Learning and AI in Genomics
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Rapid advancements in DNA sequencing technologies over the past decade have introduced a vast amount of genomic data. Scientists around the world are analyzing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data to gain insights into the genetic architecture of complex diseases. As the cost of data generation is decreasing, personalized medicine is becoming more accessible and the…

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(Neural) Networking with Cyclica event poster. Accelerating your drug discovery research and career exploration. May 18th from 10-12pm. Presentations, Panel Q and A, and networking sessions
ORT Webinar: (Neural) Networking with Cyclica on May 18
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ORT at UHN invites you to a  webinar on Tuesday May 18th for (Neural) Networking with Cyclica. Join us to explore the research, careers, and opportunities at this exciting Toronto-based biotech company! Learn about Cyclica and their AI-augmented platform that accelerates drug discovery, including hearing about opportunities with Cyclica’s Academic Partnerships Program or for Mitacs…

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ORT Trainee Workshop Series: Electrophysiological Recording in the Brain
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Date February 20, 2020 | 10am Presenter Dr. Azadeh Naderian, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at Krembil Research Institute Description This workshop would be beneficial for anyone new to electrophysiological recording as well as the electrophysiologists eager to both learn from and share each others experiences. At the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:…

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Krembil Career Chats with Dr. Nafiseh Nafissi
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Date February 5, 2020 | 2pm Presenter Nafiseh Nafissi, PhD. President of Research & Development at Mediphage Bioceuticals Description The Trainee Advisory Commitee at Krembil in partnership with ORT presents Krembil Career Chats. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Nafiseh Nafissi, a local R&D expert with over 15 years of experience in biotechnology, genome…

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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.

S2BN logo

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.