May 2019
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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

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

Authorship in Academia: Who Gets It?
As the complexity of research collaboration increases, what contributions merit authorship?
Making the Most of 3 Minutes
Find out the best tips and tricks for communicating your ideas effectively.
Embrace Writing
Writing is a key skill required for success in academia.
Motherhood During Research Training
Pregnancy and motherhood during medical research training is difficult, but not impossible
The ORT is Here for You!
How the Office of Research Trainees is evolving to support you
March 2019 ORT Travel Award Winners
The ORT congratulates the recipients of the March 2019 Travel Award competition.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium
Spinal Cord Injury Research for All
Spinal cord injury basic science, clinical practice and quality of care.

June 19, 2019
Using Web of Science to Kick Off Your Research Project
As you embark on a new research project, this Web of Science workshop for UHN staff, students and researchers will provide strategies for searching the Web of Science database and answering questions relevant to your research.

For more information and to register click here

July 8 - 10, 2019
Quality Clinical Investigator Practices (QCIP) Course
Registration is now open for Summer 2019 QCIP! This 3-day, in-class course is targeted to Research Fellows and new PI’s conducting research involving human participants, tissue or data. QCIP provides an overview of the ethical principles and best practice standards in clinical research.

For info: Please contact

July 29 – August 30, 2019
Genome Editing Techniques & Applications (GETA110)
Genome editing using CRISPR technology represents one of the most innovative areas of biotechnology. In this course learners will learn about this emerging technology, gain practical experience editing model organisms and discuss the many applications to medicine, agriculture and biotechnology.

More info, click here

September 18, 2019
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth.

For more info, click here
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*The views expressed in the articles in this newsletter are not necessarily those of UHN or ORT*