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Congratulations to ORT Conference Award recipient, Alex Santos! Alex is a graduate student in Dr. Peter Carlen's lab at Krembil Research Institute investigating how 3D human cerebral organoids can be used to model epilepsy, and further be used as a platform for drug testing. Outside the lab, Alex loves hiking, biking, and volunteering at epilepsy outreach events!

Congratulations Alex!
Congratulations to ORT Conference Award recipient, Maximilian Scherer! Maximilian is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Luka Milosevic's lab at Krembil Research Institute. 

Congratulations Maximilian!


Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Spring Fling Cook-along and Demo webinar on Friday! 

If you'd like to watch our cooking class with Wellness Chef Geremy Capone, the webinar recording can be viewed on-demand here. You can view the recipes anytime here

We greatly appreciate your feedback on the webinar. Please fill out this survey to provide feedback and to let us know what you'd like to see more of in the future.
Careers in Biophysics
March 29 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM 

The MBP Career Development Association is honoured to host Dr. Jeff Stainsby, a Principal Scientist in the MR division at Synaptive Medical. Dr. Stainsby's will overview his career trajectory to give examples of where a degree in Medical Biophysics can lead and describe some details about the design and development of a novel MRI system that has been undertaken in Toronto.

More information and registration here.

Leveraging your Academic Skills: Careers in Scientific Publishing
March 30 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Join the Science 2 Business Network's Kingston Chapter for an evening panel discussion featuring experienced professionals from scientific publishing houses. During this session, panelists will highlight how they embarked on their careers, what a day-in-life in a publishing house is like, how the field has changed in light of current events, e.g. COVID-19, and what advice they would give to those aspiring to leverage their academic skills to pursue a career in scientific publishing.

More information and registration here.

Healthy Eating on a Budget
March 31 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM 

Join for this virtual event where we will discuss what healthy eating means and helpful tips for eating on a budget with UHN's Samantha Chabior (Registered Dietitian). The session is open to everyone – please share with your patients, their families and teams. 

More information and registration here.

Building your Personal Brand
March 31 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET (4:00 - 5:00 PM MT)

The Science to Business Network (S2BN) is collaborating with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) - for a Your Brand Matters Workshop. This workshop is designed to help young adults build awareness of their brand and use it effectively throughout their career. Speaker: Chris Zang - the Assistant Branch Manager at the RBC on Campus-University of Alberta.

More information and registration here.

2022 Canada Gairdner Awards Announcement
April 5 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM 

Join the President & Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation, Janet Rossant who will announce the 2022 Canada Gairdner Award laureates.

More information and registration here.

Design for Healthcare
April 6 | 8:30 - 11:30 AM

KITE's FIBRE program invites you to an interactive workshop for scientists, clinicians, researchers, designers, trainees and other professionals working in multi-disciplinary spaces toward developing innovative health care solutions. In this first workshop, they will introduce the fundamental concepts of human-centred design in the context of health care. Attendees will participate in immersive activities to learn how these principles can be incorporated into health-related research for textile-based solutions and beyond.

More information and registration here.

Transform your LinkedIn Profile and Get Hired
April 7 | 8:00 - 9:00 PM 

A well-written LinkedIn profile is one of the most important online presences that every job seeker should have. It is your very first “pitch” to hiring manager and recruiter who may search for candidates online.

Transform Your Future invites you to a webinar that will cover why you should have a LinkedIn profile, creating a profile that stands out to recruiters, and expanding your network on LinkedIn. 

More information and registration here.

Friendly Introduction to Python for Absolute Beginners
May 3 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Interested in learning to program but don't know where to start? This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the basic concepts of one of the world's most popular programming languages, Python! This introduction to Python will include concepts such as data types, variables, operators and loops. You will also learn how to use Jupyter Notebooks to read and write code. This workshop will establish a foundation to start exploring Python and help to get rid of any nervousness you might have about learning to code. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask any questions and practice as we go!

More information and registration here.

L'Oreal Canada for Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships
Apply by April 14 at 5:00 PM ET

The purpose of this fellowship program is to highlight the role of women in devising scientific solutions to problems confronting humankind in the 21st century. The program supports major research projects undertaken by Canadian women scientists at the postdoctoral level in Canada.

Up to two (2) postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded. These fellowships are valued at $20,000 CAD each, tenable for one academic year.

More information and application here
Your Complex Brain Podcast

Krembil Brain Institute at UHN has launched a new podcast! Explore the myths, mysteries, and medical breakthroughs of the most complex and powerful organ in your body – your brain. Weaving together expert interviews with heartfelt, inspiring snapshots of the patients and family members in the middle of it all, Heather Sherman dives into the latest science on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, stroke, concussion, spinal cord injury, brain cancer, chronic pain and other brain diseases and disorders. Along the way she uncovers surprising insights, sheds light on the latest research, and shares heroic, real life stories from the people on the front lines. 

Listen to the first two podcast episodes here.

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