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August 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

Why We Need a Full Night’s Sleep
Modern evidence highlights the importance of sleep for physical and mental health.
ORT Times Summer Book Club – PART II
We highlight some classic science fiction novels that are definitely worth a read this summer.
How to Make a Vaccine
An overview of key steps involved in the hunt for a safe and effective COVID 19 vaccine.
SARS-CoV-2 Research in Toronto
How two COVID-19 patients in Toronto are helping researchers understand the novel coronavirus.
University Health Network has exceptional research trainees and the ORT is proud to showcase them, their hard work and cutting-edge research!
Send us your
UHN Research Trainee Highlight today.
Alaa Youssef, BSc (Hons.) is a graduate student at the Toronto Western Hospital and the Wilson Centre under the supervision of Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam. Her research focuses on understanding the biological and psychosocial factors influencing long-term outcomes after bariatric surgery. Read her full highlight here!
Raabeae Aryan, MSc. is a graduate student at KITE/Toronto Rehabilitation Institute under the supervision of Dr. Avril Mansfield. She is studying balance problems affecting individuals with stroke to establish a standardized balance assessment and inform better rehabilitation practices. Read her full highlight here!
August 11, 2020 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM


Virtual Krembil Research Day

The 2020 Virtual Krembil Research Day is a celebration of basic and clinical research. Join in for an afternoon of oral presentations, videos, a wellness break and an awards ceremony!

Join the Zoom Event here.
August 17, 2020 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM


Resumes for Job Searching

In this session, you will learn strategies to create a more effective and captivating résumé. Please have a copy of your draft résumé as well as a job posting to use during the session.

Register here. UTORID Needed.
August 19, 2020 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM


ORT Webinar: Becoming a Science Illustrator

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a great figure worth? This webinar will introduce you to skills, tools, and educational paths that will help you on your science illustration journey.

Click here to register.
Deadline August 19, 2020


Postdoctoral Fellowship

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has two postdoc fellowships for MS research, including those focusing on MS research related to rehabilitation. The pre-application deadline is August 19th, and the full application is due August 26th.

Click here for info and to apply.
August 26, 2020 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM


Navigating Career Uncertainty

Careers are unpredictable and can be overwhelming to navigate.The world of work is also changing. This session explores how we can shift our thinking about uncertainty to better manage career anxiety.

Register here. UTORID Needed.
Organizers Needed

Virtual Event

Postdoc Appreciation Week (Sept. 21-25)

Are you interested in helping to organize the 2020 Virtual Postdoc Appreciation Week? This is a great way to network, build your CV and help support Postdoctoral Fellows across all of UHN.

Email ORT for more info.
Apply now


Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

These fellowships provide funding to the very best applicants, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth.

More info here. Internal deadlines may apply.
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Teaching Opportunity

Looking for Teaching Experience?

ORT is helping trainees create their own webinars on science and research techniques. We support educational development, while you provide the content expertise.

Email Jason De Melo, ORT Education Lead.
"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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