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A poster for the ORT's event "Mastering the Art of Communication". It has a photo of speaker, Dr. Amanda Veri on the left and a graphic of a female scientist presenting research on the left. In the centre is the event date of January 19 from 3-4 pm EST over Zoom. Underneath the date, text explains that the event will help participants elevate their research presentations with strategies for effective and accessible communication.
Mastering Communication: Tips for Engaging & Accessible Presentations
January 19 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Join the ORT’s Lead, Dr. Amanda Veri, to learn strategies for improving your oral research presentations. You’ll learn tips to:

• Engage your audience through storytelling

• Create crowd-pleasing graphics and slides

• Increase the accessibility of your presentations

Open to everyone. More information and registration here.

A poster advertising the Slack UHN Trainee community. The poster has an image of a network of people on the left and reads "Welcome to the UHN Trainee Slack Community" on the right with small images of messaging, the Slack Logo and the ORT's logo surrounding it.

Introducing the UHN Trainees Slack Workspace

The ORT has launched a new UHN Trainees Slack community! This online community is open to all UHN trainees and will allow you to interact with colleagues, meet new people, ask questions, share knowledge and much more. 
We hope this Slack community will help trainees virtually and safely connect with others during this difficult time! 

Join our Slack Community using your UHN email address here.

If you are having difficulties joining, please contact Amanda Veri at 

A poster advertising UHN's RASI Summer Program featuring two female-presenting trainees in lab coats. The poster has the Office of Research Trainees (ORT) and Inclusion Diversity Equity Accessibility (IDEA) logos along the bottom left.
IDEA/RASI Summer Program
Apply by January 18 

UHN Research's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee is seeking Principal Investigators at all UHN Research Institutes who are interested in hiring an undergraduate summer student from an underrepresented community for summer 2022.

The IDEA Committee is collaborating with the Research Application Support Initiative (RASI) at the University of Toronto, which provides support to students from underrepresented communities in obtaining summer research positions. RASI's program has strong academic scholars with promising potential for research, who often face barriers to accessing research positions. 

UHN RASI scholars will participate in a 12-week full-time research program and receive a summer student stipend of approximately $6800. The IDEA committee will provide $1000 for up to ten UHN researchers to subsidize RASI summer student stipends.

If you are interested in having a subsidized summer position in your lab, apply here.