Event Calendar

What’s happening?

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

december 2022

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

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

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

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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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

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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 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.

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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.