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September 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

The Viruses Within

Do ancient, ‘fossilized’ viruses buried deep within our genome hold the key to fighting cancer?
Supervising an Undergraduate Student
Develop your leadership and teaching skills by mentoring a student in the lab
Working with Multiple Supervisors
Interdisciplinary research requires synthesizing advice and expectations from different fields.
Submitting a Manuscript

Part 1: Selecting a journal and making the necessary formatting changes
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.
Angela Sekely M.A. is a graduate student at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre under the supervision of Kim Edelstein and Konstantine Zakzanis. Her research investigates the effects of tumour- (e.g., size, location), and treatment- (radiation, surgery) related factors on cognitive function in meningioma patients. Read her full highlight here!
Mi Lai, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physiology at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute under the supervision of Michael Wheeler. The main goal of her work is to gain insight into the pathology of the transition from gestational diabetes to Type 2 Diabetes.  Read her full highlight here!
Deadline September 17th 2020

Job Posting

ORT Coordinator

Are you or is someone you know interested in supporting research trainees at UHN? The ORT is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to support the management of the research trainee program at UHN. 

Click here to see the job posting and get more info!
September 2020


UofT Grad Orientation

UofT Grad Orientation is now online! Everything you need to know is covered in one of the over 35 orientation modules covering every aspect of your UofT grad school experience. 

Join the Orientation here.
Deadline September 9, 2020


Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Lympohma Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant is designed to support investigators at the level of advanced fellow or postdoctoral researchers.

Click here for info and to apply.
Deadline September 9, 2020


Lymphoma Mentorship Program

This two-year program offers a broad education on research and career development as well as managing career and quality of life issues

Click here for info and to apply.
September 21-25

Virtual Event

Postdoc Appreciation Week (Sept. 21-25)

The 2020 Postdoc Appreciation Week is virtual this year! Virtual panels on Becoming a PI and Making the Leap to Industry will be held during the week.

Email ORT for more info.
Deadline Septemebr 31st

Prefessional Development
UHN DORA Advisory Group

Curious about how research impact is best evaluated? Interested in giving a trainee’s perspective on research assessment? Apply to join the UHN DORA Advisory Group as a consultant member!

More info here or email
Deadline October 1st


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.
"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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