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Congratulations to ORT Conference Award recipient, Jennifer Lou! 

Jennifer is a graduate student in Dr. Mohammad Mazhab-Jafari's Lab at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre using electron cryo-microscopy to study the structures of fungal enzymes involved in fatty acid biosynthesis. In her spare time she enjoys baking!

Congratulations Jennifer!
Congratulations to ORT Conference Award recipient, Andrea Sabo!

Andrea recently completed her MASc in Biomedical Engineering working with Drs. Babak Taati and Andrea Iaboni at KITE Research Institute. Her thesis explored the use of computer vision for assessing parkinsonism severity in gait of older adults with dementia. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and cooking with her home-grown produce.

Congratulations Andrea!
Increasing Sustainability in Research Webinar
April 29 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM

April marks Earth Month, and what better way to give back to the environment than by taking care of our shared home.

Join us for a seminar on Increasing Sustainability in Research! In this webinar, two experts will share research and tips on how we can change our research practices to reduce waste and increase sustainability. Learn about:

  • Greening Research by Warren Marasigan, Sustainability Coordinator, UHN
  • Eco-friendly Radiation: Short-term Environment and Clinical Effects of Radiation Medicine Program's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (STEER COVID-19) by Ronald Cheung

This will be an interactive seminar where participants will be invited to share tips and resources on how they increase sustainability! 

More information and registration here.

Health Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow Career & Networking Symposium
June 8 | 3:00 - 5:15 PM

The Hospital Research Training Centres in Toronto are excited to launch the first ever Toronto-wide Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) Career Symposium! This event will invite science PDFs from all across Toronto to virtually connect in Gather.Town and explore career options available to them after their fellowships. It will include a panel session and Q & A with accomplished PDF alumni with careers in academia, pharma and industry, followed by round-table mentoring sessions where PDFs will be able to select 3 different career professionals to network and learn from!

More information and registration here.

A yellow poster with blue shapes on top. It reads 2022 UHNPA Postdoc Survey. A postdoc-directed survey focusing on postdocs' needs! UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA), for UHN Postdocs, by UHN postdocs!
Postdoc Survey from UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA) 

The UHNPA is a volunteer group of current UHN postdocs dedicated to supporting all UHN postdocs. They'd appreciate if UHN postdocs could complete this anonymous survey to provide them information so that they tailor their future programming to your needs! 

This anonymous survey will take you less than 10 minutes to complete and will provide invaluable information about what the UHNPA can do to improve your research and social experience at UHN.

Complete the survey here.

Interview Preparation: Tips & Tricks from Experienced Professionals
April 19 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Hosted by the LSCDS Mentorship Program, this workshop will be led by 3 experienced professionals who have extensive experience in the life sciences sector. From hiring employees and marketing yourself to mastering the STAR technique for behavioural interview questions, join us for an informative session to learn about preparing for an interview. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A period.

More information and registration here.

Design for Healthcare Workshop
April 20 | 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM

This is the second workshop in a three-part series offered by the FIBRE group at KITE. These interactive sessions are for scientists, clinicians, researchers, designers, trainees, and other professionals working in multi-disciplinary spaces toward developing innovative healthcare solutions. This workshop will discuss some practical examples and strategies for how to conduct human-centred design research. 

More information and registration here

Dr. Andrew Maidment on Careers in Medical Imaging
April 20 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM

The Medical Biophysics Career Development Association is honoured to host Dr. Andrew Maidment, Head of X-Ray Physics Lab at the University of Pennsylvania and Chief of Physics for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Dr. Maidment will be giving a talk on the Use of Virtual Clinical Trials in the Design of a Novel Breast Tomosynthesis System.

More information and registration here.

Pursuing Wellbeing: Mastering the "F Words" in your Life
April 21 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

In this AGE-WELL Webinar Pursuing Wellbeing: Mastering the “F Words” in Your Life, Betty Franklin introduces participants to a whole person, practical approach to life and wellbeing. Incorporating her healthcare background and personal experiences, with science and research, Betty uses the “F Words” - Family, Fitness, Friends, Finance, Fun and Faith - to take you on a unique journey highlighting concepts and strategies for pursuing wellbeing.

More information and registration here

Beyond the male-female binary: Constellations, heterogeneity, and mechanism in the integration of sex and gender in biomedical research 
April 21 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM 

In recent decades, health researchers have been called to better integrate sex and gender considerations in their work. Transcending the male-female binary demands a mechanism-oriented and context-driven approach to experimentation. In addition, revisiting our practices of data visualization, statistical analysis, and scientific rhetoric can be valuable tools for expanding the ways that we conceptualize and operationalize sex and gender in the lab. In this session, Dr. Stacey Ritz will discuss how to integrate complex sex and gender considerations in research to advance health equity for all people.

More information and registration here.

Virtual Princess Margaret Seminar Series
April 21 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

The Virtual Princess Margaret Seminar Series presents speaker X. Shirley Liu, PhD, Professor, Department of Data Sciences, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The talk is entitled "Integrating genomics and computation for cancer target and drug discovery."

Connect on MS Teams here.

Nadia Bragagnolo on Careers in Clinical Research
April 21 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM 

The Medical Biophysics Career Development Association is honoured to host Nadia Bragagnolo, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator at Sunnybrook Research Institute to talk about life as a research coordinator.

More information and registration here.

UHN Water-Cooler Chats
Weekly on Wednesdays | 9:00 - 9:30 AM

We have heard throughout this pandemic that people are feeling isolated and lonely, and are missing the “water cooler chats” with colleagues; so UHN People and Culture are bringing that to you in virtual form! You can join Anna Gordon and others for a Water-Cooler Catch ups to chat about whatever (eg: what’s for dinner, weekend plans, what you are reading – the sky’s the limit!)

Calendar invite with MS Teams link here.

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