Event Calendar

What’s happening?

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

May

31may10:30 am11:00 amORT Drop-In: ZoomJoin us to have your questions or concerns addressed, get help finding a helpful resource, or just to chat!

31may2:00 pm3:30 pmSetting up for Success: Tips for New ResearchersUHN Summer Training and Research (STAR) Program Learning Session.

June

10jun1:00 pm3:00 pmNetworking Event: From Postdoc to Research Faculty Crash CourseJoin for a panel discussion, Q&A, and round-table networking with research faculty. 

July

No Events

 

Upcoming and Past ORT Events

White event poster. The UHN Postdoc Association and ORT's logos are on the top left corner. Below is a yellow box with text that reads "Live Spring Fling Cook-along and Demo with ELLICSR Kitchen Chef Geremy Capone". A yellow apron is in the middle with the words "Theme: Spring Fling! Fri March 25th @ 4pm). At the top right is says Zoom Cooking Class in a green shape. At the bottom is says Follow us @UHNPostdocs. The instagram, twitter and linkedin logos are displayed.
Live Spring Fling Cook-Along and Demo with ELLICSR Kitchen Chef Geremy Capone
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Date March 25 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM Live Spring Fling Cook-Along and Demo with ELLICSR Kitchen Chef Geremy Capone The UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA) in partnership with the Office of Research Trainees (ORT) invites you to a Spring Fling Cook-Along and Demo with ELLICSR Kitchen Chef Geremy Capone. You are cordially invited to participate…

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A poster advertising the peer-to-peer workshop "Developing Smart Textiles for Healthcare Textile Fundamentals. On the left is a photo of the guest speaker, Dr. Kirsten Schaefer. On the right is a photo of some smart textile fabric with a sensor patch visible. Text in the middle reads "Learn textile fundamentals for applications in wearable technology for healthcare."
Developing Smart Textiles for Healthcare: Textile Fundamentals
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Date March 3 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Developing Smart Textiles for Healthcare: Textile Fundamentals Smart textiles offer promising new opportunities to provide remote care to patients and reduce the impact on hospital resources. However, engineering specialized sensing technologies and conductive components to monitor or treat patients is only half of the challenge; the…

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Poster for the Exploring Careers for Postdocs event by UHN Postdoc Association and Office of Research Trainees. The poster says meet the panelists and shows photos of all four panelists. Dr. Sean Locke, Associate Professor Brock University; Dr. Anna Cranston, Strategy Analyst, Jonex Global; Dr. Darren O'Hara, Senior Scientist, Almac Discovery; Dr. Anusha Ratneswaran, Clinical Evaluator at Health Canada. February 28, 1-3 pm
Exploring Careers for Postdocs
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Date February 28 | 1 – 3 pm Exploring Careers for Postdocs The UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA) in partnership with the Office of Research Trainees (ORT) invites you to hear perspectives on different career paths for postdoctoral fellows including positions in academia, industry, and government. Join our four former postdoc panelists: Dr. Anna Cranston, Strategy…

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A graphic for the ORT's event "Mastering Communication: Tips for Engaging & Accessible Presentations". The graphic has a photo of guest speaker, Dr. Amanda Veri on the left and a graphic of a female scientist presenting research on the left. In the centre is the event date of January 19 from 3-4 pm EST over Zoom. Underneath, text explains that the event will help participants elevate their research presentations with strategies for effective and accessible communication.
Mastering Communication: Tips for Engaging & Accessible Presentations
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Date January 19 | 3 – 4 pm Mastering Communication: Tips for Engaging & Accessible Presentations Join the Office of Research Trainee’s Lead, Dr. Amanda Veri, to learn strategies for improving your oral research presentations.   You’ll learn tips to:  Engage your audience through storytelling Create crowd-pleasing graphics and slides Increase the accessibility of your presentations…

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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

UHN Summer Training and Research (STAR) Program

UHN Summer Training and Research (STAR) Program

The UHN Summer Training and Research (STAR) program includes learning sessions, a research day, and certificate of program completion. This program is designed to enhance your research and professional development skills while at UHN! The program is open to all UHN summer research students, including those in paid, co-op, and volunteer positions.

Learn more here.

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 2024 program here.

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.

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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.