Holiday Edition 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

Highlights from the December Issue:

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

Telling your story
How to write an effective manuscript.
Alumni Feature
Where are they today?
A New Research Purpose
How life’s intense moments can reshape the journey towards our scientific calling.
ORT Travel Award Winners
Congratulations to the latest recipients of the ORT Travel Award.
Gait and Posture Research
This conference highlighted novel treatment options for spinal cord injuries.
Quality of Life Research
Experts discussed ways of implementing quality of life research in health care.
Latest in Canadian Cancer Research
Canadian scientists and trainees discuss developments in different areas of cancer research.
Canadian League against Epilepsy
The latest psychiatric, psychosocial and cognitive topics in epilepsy research.
Advances in Kallikrein Research
Discussing ways to integrate kallikrein-related peptidases in diagnostics and therapeutics.
Discovering Neuroimmunology
Experts share the latest developments in neuroimmunology research.

Upcoming Events and Funding Calendar

Dec 29


The Mortimer B. Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program is accepting applications for its Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholarship program. Scholars will receive funding for up to two years with the possibility of renewal for an additional one or two years.

For info, click here.

Jan 24


Mitacs Elevate is now accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship worth $60,000 per year, and renewable for a second year, for a total of $120,000. The intent to apply and conflict of interest declaration are due at 5pm on January 24, 2018.

For info, click here.

Jan 27


The Beyond Sciences Initiative is proud to announce the 3rd Annual International Remote Conference: Science and Society. This online conference gives scholars around the world an opportunity to present their research and network with their peers.

For info, click here.

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

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