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

How To: Informational Interviews
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Date March 28 | 5:00 – 6:00 PM | In-person Event How To: Informational Interviews Informational interviews – informal conversations…

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Introduction to Teaching Dossiers
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Date February 14 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Virtual Workshop Introduction to Teaching Dossiers Learn about teaching dossiers and…

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Sustainability in Research
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Date April 11 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Virtual Event Sustainability in Research April marks Earth Month, and what better…

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UHN Postdoc Salary Grid Information Session
UHN Postdoctoral Researcher Salary Grid Information Session
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Date March 9 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Zoom UHN Postdoctoral Researcher Salary Grid Information Session UHN’s Office of…

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Project and Time Management
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Date January 19th & February 2nd | 2:00 PM Project and Time Management The UHN Office of Research Trainees has…

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UHNPA Postdoc Talks, January 27, 2023. 4-5 pm. TGH Room 430. Chimera in the Human Brain. By Dr. Noohshin Bahador
Chimera in the Human Brain Seminar
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Date January 27 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Toronto General Hospital room 430 Chimera in the Human Brain Seminar…

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Postdoc Talks – Feb 24th
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Date February 24th | 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Toronto General Hospital room 430 Postdoc Talks The UHN Postdoc Association’s…

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Careers In Computational Biology
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Date March 9 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Virtual Career Panel Careers in Computational Biology – Panel Discussion and…

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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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ORT Meet and Greet
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Date September 14th | 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 September 14th 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 with an image of a hand holding a cup of coffee on a table. On the left it says RP@UHN social Lunch Hour. Date: Wednesday August 31, Time 12-1 pm EST. Location: Zoom
RP@UHN Social Lunch Hour
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Date August 31 + July 20 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM RP@UHN Social Lunch Hour Are you a research professional at UHN? Do you want to connect with other research staff at UHN? Join RP@UHN for a break, conversation and community building! The RP@UHN Social Lunch Hour is open to all research professionals at UHN…

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Dark blue ORT event poster with white writing. It reads "Writing Competitive Grant Proposals. Learn strategies for writing compelling one-page research proposals. June 28, 2022 from 2-4 pm, Zoom." A photo of the speaker is seen on the right side and below it is reads "Dr. Peter Sabatini, Clinical Laboratory Geneticist, UHN, Assistant professor, U of T". The ORT logo is seen on the top left corner.
Writing Competitive Grant Proposals
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Date June 28 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM Writing Competitive Grant Proposals Join the Office of Research Trainees to learn how to write effective research proposals. We will be joined by Dr. Peter Sabatini, UHN Laboratory Director and Graduate Centre for Academic Communications lecturer, who will speak about writing features of successful research proposals. The…

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Navigating the path Speaker Dr. Nana Lee
ORT Webinar: Navigating the Path to Your Dream Career
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Watch on YouTube Date February 9 | 3 pm Description It is never too early to start navigating the path to your dream career. Independent Development Plans (https://myidp.sciencecareers.org/) are powerful tools to help examine your skills and interests, identify careers that match those interests, and set strategic goals throughout your research career to achieve those…

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Workshop Poster with three speakers
ORT Webinar: Becoming a Clinician Scientist
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Watch on YouTube Date March 12 | 4 pm Description Clinician scientists play instrumental roles at the intersection of research and medicine. The ORT at UHN invites you to a workshop on “Becoming a Clinician Scientist” to explore different paths to this fascinating career. Attendees will learn from three scientists at different stages of their…

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.