Event Calendar

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

february

27feb2:00 pm3:00 pmTips for Levelling up Your Presentation SkillsJoin our to learn strategies to create and deliver a great presentation!

march

05mar10:00 am11:00 amORT Drop-In: Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower, Rm 13-710Join us to have your questions or concerns addressed, get help finding a helpful resource, or just to chat!

05mar3:30 pm4:30 pmBreaking into the Industry: Job Search StrategiesJoin us to learn the art of internal skill and job assessment, how to elevate your application materials, and master the art of interview success.

13mar10:00 am11:00 amORT Drop-In: Krembil Discovery Tower, Rm 5KD430Join us to have your questions or concerns addressed, get help finding a helpful resource, or just to chat!

18mar2:00 pm3:30 pmUnderstanding your Personal Income TaxesJoin us for a 2-part workshop to learn the basics of coding in Python on March 20th and 27th!

20mar1:00 pm5:00 pmCoding Bootcamp: Python 101Join us for a 2-part workshop to learn the basics of coding in Python on March 20th and 27th!

21mar1:00 pm2:00 amORT Drop-In: Toronto Rehab Institute, Rm 12-026Join us to have your questions or concerns addressed, get help finding a helpful resource, or just to chat!

22mar10:30 am11:00 amORT Drop-In: ZoomJoin us to have your questions or concerns addressed, get help finding a helpful resource, or just to chat!

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Upcoming and Past ORT Events

UHN Researcher Student and Postdoc Scavenger Hunt
UHN Research Student and Postdoc Scavenger Hunt
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Date June 19 | 1:00 – 5:00 PM  UHN Research Student and Postdoc Scavenger Hunt UHN’s Office of Research Trainees…

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People & Culture Information Session
RP@UHN – People & Culture Information Session on Performance Enhancement
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About RP@UHN: The Committee of Research Professionals at UHN is a group working across all University Health Network Research Institutes.…

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In person introduction to machine learning in Python workshop. May 1, 2023. 1-4 pm.
Introduction to Machine Learning in Python
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Date May 1 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | Toronto General Hospital Introduction to Machine Learning in Python The Office…

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UHN Postdoc Talks, April 126th from 12 - 1pm on Zoom
Postdoc Talks – April 26
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Date April 26 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Zoom Postdoc Talks The UHN Postdoc Association’s Professional Development Team is…

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Leveraging LinkedIn for Networking and Career Exploration. Workshop and Networking Event. April 27, 2023. 11 AM - 12:20 PM, In person in PMCRT 4-204
RP@UHN – Leveraging LinkedIn for Networking and Career Exploration
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Date April 27 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | PMCRT 4-204 (101 College St, enter at the Mercatto entrance)…

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Developing Effective Mentorship Skills. A mentoring program for UHN graduate students and postdocs supervising summer students
Developing Effective Mentoring Skills – Training Program for Graduate Students and Postdocs Supervising Summer Students
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Date April 20 and 27 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | PMCRT 4-204 Developing Effective Mentoring Skills – Training Program…

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Carpentries Instructor Training Program. Learn evidence-based practices for teaching software and data skills to your peers
Carpentries Instructor Training
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Carpentries Instructor Training Program UHN’s Office of Research Trainees (ORT) is partnering with University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) and Data…

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UHN Postdoc Talks Poster - Defining the Role of Gcn2 as an adaptive stress response kinase in ovarian cancer
Postdoc Talks – March 31
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Date March 31st | 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Toronto General Hospital room 430 Postdoc Talks The UHN Postdoc Association’s…

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Poster for Day 5 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 UHNPA Social. September 23 at 12 noon over Zoom
Day 5: PDF Appreciation Week – Social
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Postdoc Appreciation Week Day 5: Social September 23| 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! UHNPA Social marks the last and final event for the National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2022 at UHN. We invite you…

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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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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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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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ORT Video Library

Explore our video library to watch recordings of past ORT webinars on a wide variety of topics ranging from professional and career development, project management, how to craft a compelling grant application, and much more!

Training Programs

From Postdoc to Research Faculty Crash Course. Fall 2023 to Winter 2024. Below are the logos for Baycrest, CAMH, ORT at UHN, SickKids, Sinai Health Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto Metropolitan Unviersity, Unity Health, University of Toronto Schmidt Futures

From Postdoc to Research Faculty Crash Course

The ORT has partnered with Research Training Centres at participating Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) hospitals; Toronto Metropolitan University; and University of Toronto to provide the Postdoc to Research Faculty Crash Course! This initiative aims to address the need for comprehensive support for postdocs as they embark on their journey toward applying and securing a research faculty position.

Learn more and register here.

Developing Effective Mentorship Skills. A mentoring program for UHN graduate students and postdocs supervising summer students

Developing Effective Mentorship Skills Training Program

Every spring the ORT offers the Developing Effective Mentoring Skills program, to provide UHN graduate students and postdoctoral researchers an opportunity to enhance their skills to prepare for mentoring summer research students.

The mentoring training covers many themes including: Effective Communication, Aligning Expectations, Addressing Equity & Inclusion and Promoting Professional Development. Participants who attend all sessions receive a certificate of program completion.

Learn about the 2023 program here. Information on the 2024 program will be available in February/March 2024.

Carpentries Instructor Training Program. Learn evidence-based practices for teaching software and data skills to your peers

Carpentries Instructor Training Program

The ORT partners with University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) to provide a Carpentries Instructor Training Program. The Carpentries teaches foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide.

Through this program, UHN graduate students and postdoctoral researchers receive Carpentries Instructor Training to learn evidence-based training practices. They are also provided opportunities to build their skills teaching data and software workshops, with support from certified Carpentries instructors and the ORT staff.

Learn more about the 2023 program here. Register for a UHN Carpentries workshop here.

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 researchers 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, as well as postdoctoral researchers. 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.