June 2017

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 uhntrainees.ca.

Highlights from the June Issue:

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

Entropy May Spur On Consciousness
Entropy in the neural network maximizes information content necessary for sensory processing.
ORT Welcomes New Coordinator
Nisha Ganeswaren has joined the Office of Research Trainees team as a Coordinator.
Telling Your Research Story
The importance of effectively communicating your research to the general public.
Opioid Crisis
The Canadian Pain Society provides a forum to discuss the challenges of the opioid crisis.
Transplantation Science
The 2017 Transplantation Scientific Symposium discusses developments in transplantation science

Upcoming Events and Funding Calendar

July 4


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

For info, click here

July 27


The University of Toronto Transplant Institute (TTI) Summer Program and ORT will be hosting  a career event for students and trainees that will include presentations from guest speakers who have leveraged their advanced degrees into successful careers.

To register for the event or to get more information please click here

Sept 20


The ORT will be holding a scientific writing workshop which is to be conducted by Dr. Dionne Aleman. For more information, please contact ort.admin@uhnresearch.ca.

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

Please contact the ORT Coordinator
University Health Network

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