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A blue and gold poster titled “Exploring careers for Postdocs”. Meet the panelists: with photos and descriptions beneath for Dr. Sean Locke, Associate Professor, Brock University; Dr. Anna Cranston, Strategy Analyst, Jonex Global; Dr. Darren O'Hara, Senior Scientist, Almac Discovery; and Dr. Anusha Ratneswaran, Clinical Evaluator at Health Canada

Exploring Careers for Postdocs
February 28 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM EST

The UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA) in partnership with the ORT invites you to hear perspectives on different career paths for postdoctoral fellows including positions in academia, industry and government.

Hear from former postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Anna Cranston, Strategy Analyst, Jonex Global; Dr. Sean Lock, Assistant Professor, Brock; Dr. Darren O’Hara, Senior Scientist, Almac Discovery; and Dr. Anusha Ratneswaran, Clinical Evaluator at Health Canada as they share advice, offer tips and answer questions on the ins and outs of pursuing their career paths. 

More information and registration here.

A poster advertising the ORT's peer-to-peer workshop "Developing Smart Textiles for Healthcare: Textile Fundamentals". On the left is a headshot of Dr. Kirsten Schaefer, Postdoctoral Fellow, Kite, and on the right an image of a smart textile.
Peer to Peer Workshop - Developing Smart Textiles for Healthcare: Textile Fundamentals
March 3 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Smart textiles offer promising new opportunities to provide remote care to patients and reduce the impact on hospital resources. Choosing the right textile for the task is a critical part of developing wearable technology.

Join us for this Peer-to-Peer workshop where Dr. Kirsten Schaefer, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at KITE and lecturer at Ryerson University's School of Fashion, will present a snapshot of textile fundamentals from fibres to fabrics and highlight some helpful tips for incorporating textiles in wearable medical devices

Registration and more information here

A poster announcing the ORT Conference Participation Award's March 7th deadline. Text along the top reads "Apply Now!" and text along the bottom reads "up to $500 for conferences between May and August 2022". The ORT logo and small graphics of an award, laptop with a virtual conference, and microscope are in the four corners of the poster.
ORT Conference Participation Award
Apply by March 7 | 5:00 PM 

The submission period for the Office of Research Trainees (ORT) Conference Awards is now open. The ORT is pleased to offer a limited number of Conference Participation Awards to enable graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to participate in national and international conferences and share their research in oral and/or poster presentations. 

The value of individual awards will be up to $500 to be used for participation at conferences between May and August 2022.

Application and more information here

A photo of Dr. Razieh Rabani in a frame that reads "Congratulations!" along the top. Under the frame, text identifies her as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Krembil Research Institute and a 2021 ORT Conference Grant Recipient.

Congratulations to Dr. Razieh Rabani, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan's lab at Krembil Research Institute. She presented her research on cell and gene therapy in osteoarthritis at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International Conference. Congratulations, Razieh!

A photo of Dr. Gilla Shapiro in a frame with text along the top reading "Congratulations!". Text under the photo identifies Dr. Shapiro as a postdoctoral fellow at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and a 2021 ORT Conference Grant Recipient.

Congratulations to Dr. Gilla Shapiro, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Gary Rodin's Lab at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She presented her research on how psychosocial research can be translated into improving health services and policy at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference (CAHSPR). Congratulations, Gilla!

A banner for the Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology's Seminar Series.

Development of Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen-Targeting Radiopharmaceuticals for Diagnosis and Therapy of Prostate Cancer
February 23 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

The Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology presents "Development of Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen-Targeting Radiopharmaceuticals for Diagnosis and Therapy of Prostate Cancer," a seminar by Dr. Kuo-Shyan Lin, Senior Scientist, Department of Molecular Oncology, BC Cancer Research Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia.

Join through Zoom here.
Meeting ID: 840 0625 0748
Passcode: 729003

A poster for KITEC's "The Truth About Being a Woman Scientist" event. The poster graphics of women scientists on the left and a QR code in the lower left.
The Truth About Being a Woman Scientist
February 23 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM

In celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science and International Women’s Day KITE Trainee Executive Committee (KITEC) invites you for a discussion with women scientists and leaders about their experiences, challenges and perspectives on being women in science. Hear presentations from Dr. Angela Colantonio, Dr. Pia Kontos and Dr. Sarah Munce.

Register here.

Temerty Faculty of Medicine: Student-Supervisor Agreement (ELEFANT) Town Hall
February 24 | 5:00 - 6:30 PM 

Temerty Faculty of Medicine invites those currently pursuing a thesis-based graduate degree at Temerty to attend their Town Hall on the ELEPHANT Student-Supervisor Agreement. ELEFANT stands for Environment, Limits, Employment, Finance, Academic, Non-academic, and Thesis and outlines various key elements of grad school. This meeting will be held over Zoom.

More information here.

Poster for the MBP Career Development Association event: Careers in Patent Law. Life as a Science Advisor in Intellectual Property Law. Dr. Jane Cullis

MBP Career Development Association presents Dr. Jane Cullis on Careers in Patent Law
February 24 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM 

The Medical Biophysics Career Development Association (MBPCDA) is hosting a career webinar with guest speaker Dr. Jane Cullis, a Science Advisor in the Litigation Department at the law firm Goodwin Procter in New York City and a member of its Intellectual Property practice. This webinar will be virtual over Zoom.

Register here.
A poster for Moving Toward Antiracist Practice in Medicine seminar with photos of the event speakers Dr. Natasha Johnson and Dr. Cassia Johnson in the lower left left.
Bioethics Grand Rounds: Moving Toward Antiracist Practice
February 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join this presentation with Dr. Natasha Johnson & Dr. Kassia Johnson as they provide an improved understanding of the impact of racism, a review of relevant concepts and terminology connected to racism and anti-racism work within healthcare and an opportunity to reflect on how healthcare providers can expand their anti-racism and anti-oppression efforts. This event is sponsored by UHN Bioethics, The Institute for Education Research (TIER) and Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA).

More information and registration here.
Poster for the 7th Annual International Remote Conference, Science & Society, by Beyond Sciences Initiative

Beyond Sciences Initiative: Science & Society Remote Conference
February 26-27 & March 5

Science & Society is an online conference that provides scholars worldwide an opportunity to present their research and network with a broad scientific audience. The 2021 conference held last year attracted participants from 100+ countries, and presentations garnered thousands of views.

Attendance is completely FREE of charge, and participation only requires that you have a stable internet connection and device. Topics span from basic/fundamental research to translated work and population health.

View the full program here. Register to join the conference here.

University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies (SGS) - Accessible Presentations Workshop
February 28 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM 

Making your presentations accessible means knowing who is in your audience and how to communicate with them. In this online synchronous workshop, Dr. Matt Jones will lead you through how to make accessible presentations. This workshop offers an overview of practices that can increase the clarity of your vocal delivery, visual aids, use of sound, and overall organization. These techniques will help to ensure that everyone in your audience can grasp what you’re saying.

More information and registration here.

LMP Alumni Career Panel: My Career as a Clinician and a Scientist
March 3 | 5:10 - 6:40 PM

Join the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP) for a panel session with LMP alumni. The first panel will discuss careers as clinicians and scientists, featuring Dr. Rita Kandel, Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. 

All are welcome to join. 

More information and registration here.


The logo for the University of Toronto's Institute of Medical Science.
Teaching Opportunity for Postdoctoral Fellows
Apply by February 24

The University of Toronto's Institute of Medical Science is seeking postdoctoral fellows to help faculty facilitate presentation groups this spring for second-year students. This would involve a commitment of 2 hours per week for 4 weeks starting in early March. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the academic development of students and gain recognized teaching experience! Facilitators will receive a thank-you letter and teaching evaluations.

All postdoctoral fellows will be paired up with a faculty member as co-facilitator, with a maximum of 15 students. 

More information here.
The logo for Transform HF Digital Innovation for Heart Failure.

Transform HF Trainee Awards
Apply by March 11

Transform HF Digital Innovation for Heart Failure's Trainee awards support University of Toronto Master’s, PhD, and Postdoctoral students who are conducting research that focuses on new approaches and models of care to address heart failure and inequities in care, proposing or exploring how technological advances in digital health, machine learning, and AI might enable solutions that empower patients to become more active in their own health. 

Award levels are set at $18,000/year for master’s/PhD trainees and $40,000/year for Postdoctoral fellows. 

Application and eligibility details here.

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