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May 2020

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

Managing Research Disruptions
COVID-19 shutdown got you down? How to maximize productivity during research disruptions.
Optimizing Working From Home
Embracing the novelty of working remotely can lead to unexpected productivity.

Taking Care During Isolation
Reflect on the positives, connect on video, look at puppies.
Make Science Clear
Tips for trainees to engage the public and communicate science effectively.
The 2019 World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC)  program focused on the dynamics of life and how to integrate molecular imaging to ultimately lead to improved patient care.
Cancer Microenvironment & Metastasis
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) biennial meeting provided an academic space to bring together different aspects of cancer biology in the context of tumour microenvironment and cell metastasis.
Updated Daily

Resources and Support
ORT is here for you

Check out our UHN Trainees website for regularly updated resources that help you stay informed, find funding and support, join webinars, recharge and more.  

Visit our website here.
May 5, 2020 at 10:00am

Online Workshop

Unconscious Bias

Join the workshop “Are you or your workplace biased? Does this matter, and can we do anything about it?”  with the Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence (TIDE).

Space limited, register here.
May 7, 2020 at 2:00pm


Leveraging Social Media for Careers in STEAM

Dr. Samantha Yammine aka "Science Sam" will teach tips and tricks of how you can use your time online to learn about careers in STEAM to grow your network and find your dream job.

Register early here.
LOI May 11, 2020


Spinal Cord Injury Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Neilsen Foundation funds projects that encourage early-career training and specialization in the field of Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS).

Click here for info.
May 15, 2020


Mitacs Accelerate Postdoc Fellowships (w/ SMEs)

Mitacs is partnering Postdoctoral Fellows with companies or not-for-profit organizations for COVID-19-related research projects in light of the pandemic.

Click here for info.
May 22, 2020


Cancer Research Society Postdoctoral Fellowships

These Cancer Research Society scholarships support the Next Generation of Scientists who are the future generation of Canadian Cancer researchers.

Click here for more info.
June 1, 2020


Alliance COVID-19 Grants

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NSERC is leveraging the expertise of researchers in natural science and engineering and their partners across Canada to address this unprecedented crisis.

Click here for more info.
Pre-Review Due June 10, 2020


Mitacs Postdoctoral Funding

Mitacs Elevate is now accepting proposal submissions for two years of postdoc funding valued at $60,000/year plus extensive customized professional development training.

Click here for more info.
"Piled Higher and Deeper" by Jorge Cham
The ORT Times is brought to you by UHN's Office of Research Trainees. Some images adapted from, Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia.
*The views expressed in the articles in this newsletter are not necessarily those of UHN or ORT*
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