September 2016

Welcome to The ORT Times

UHN Research The UHN Office of Research Trainees (ORT) Times is a monthly
e-newsletter for UHN trainees that features articles about trainee life, tips on career development, and research training opportunities within and outside of UHN. For additional info and past issues of The ORT Times, go to

Highlights from the September Issue:

Linda Penn, PhD
Director, UHN Office of Research Trainees (ORT)
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

The Variety is Worth It
Academics have long understood the benefits of collaboration.
A Traffic Jam-Free Society
Studying the movement of ants gives insight towards reducing traffic congestion in major cities
Tool That Won’t Take Our Breath Away
Helping doctors choose the best ventilators for their patients.
Krembil Summer Students Shine
Krembil Summer Student Research Day provides venue for students to gain communication skills.
Dr. Axelrad Summer Student Award
MBP Summer Student Poster Day provides platform for students to have scientific discussions.
Postdoctoral Excellence Fellowship
Congratulations to the recipient of the Princess Margaret Postdoctoral Excellence Fellowship.
OSOTF Graduate Fellowship
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016-2017 OSOTF Unilever/Lipton Graduate Fellowship.
ORT Travel Award
The ORT would like to congratulate the winners of the July 2016 ORT Travel Award competition.
Practices in Dementia Care
Alzheimer’s Association International Conference gives insight into latest in dementia care.
Optimizing Care in Rheumatology
Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting discusses latest care practices.

Upcoming Events and Funding Calendar

Oct 14


You’re invited to the inaugural Canadian Musculoskeletal Conference, led by Dr. Angela Cheung. The meeting will focus on advances in osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal disorders.

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Oct 17


Abstracts are now being accepted for the Personalizing Cancer Medicine 2017 Conference. Submit your abstracts today!

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Oct 19


Stacey He, advocate for financial literacy and education, will be hosting a workshop on personal finance. Learn how to be financially savvy regardless of your salary or stipend!

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Nov 1


The ORT offers a limited number of travel awards to enable research graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to participate in national or international conferences.

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Nov 14


UHN offers a variety of Wellness Seminars. The next seminar topic will be “Is happiness a journey or destination?”.

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*The views expressed in the articles in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the UHN or ORT*

Please contact the ORT Coordinator
University Health Network

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