September 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

The Open Access Debate
Why research institutions are facing off with publishers.
Postdoc Appreciation Week
September 16th to 20th marked the tenth annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week.
The Clinician Scientist
Driving research from bench to bedside, and back.
Dear First Year Tyler
A Letter to My First Year Self
MBP Summer Student Poster Day 2019
Annual poster event provides summer students the opportunity to showcase their research.
2019 OSOTF Graduate Fellowship
Congratulations to Recipients of the 2019-2020 OSOTF Unilever/Lipton Graduate Fellowship.
Advances in Human Locomotion
Understanding how humans move and navigate.
Advances in Transplantation Research
Use of stem cells and synthetic organs in transplantation to treat human disease.
October 1, 2019
CIHR Fellowship
Fellowships provide recognition and financial support for highly qualified academic researchers in all areas of health research at the post-PhD degree or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience.

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October 17, 2019
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. Fellowships are valued at $45,000 per year for two years.

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CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award
The Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral program supports high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in all academic disciplines. The maximum amount per award is $35,000 per year for up to three years.

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October 17, 2019
ORT Trainee Workshop Series: Proteomics for Discovery Research
Mass spectrometry-based proteomics is a powerful tool for biological discoveries. This workshop will provide learners with the theory and applications of discovery and targeted proteomics for addressing a variety of research questions.

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LOI due October 24, 2019
AACR Anna D. Barker Basic Cancer Research Fellowship
The AACR Anna D. Barker Basic Cancer Research Fellowship encourages and supports postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to establish a successful career path in cancer research. Funding may be in any area of basic cancer research and provides a two-year grant of $110,000 USD.

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November 6, 2019
Vanier Canadian Graduate Scholarship
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies. Candidates must be nominated by the University Health Network or the University of Toronto. Candidates should seek nomination from the institution at which they want to study.

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