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ORT Summer Student Program: What can you do with a Science Degree?
May 19 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

This is the first learning session of the ORT Summer Student Program. This learning session will help individuals to explore the different career options available to science students in the healthcare and research sectors. Participants will learn practical tips on how to explore different career options and how to use networking and informational interviews to help achieve their career goals.

This session will also feature a discussion and Q & A with UHN's Tobi Lam. Tobi is a MHSc student in the Translational Research Program at the University of Toronto. After completing a MSc in Biomedical Communications, she has been involved in developing content for research and health professions education. Her interests are in organizational learning, team communications and knowledge translation.

The learning sessions are open to everyone and will be recorded. Learn more about the ORT Summer Program here. UHN Summer Students can apply for the program by registering with the ORT here. All other interested individuals can register here

Design for Healthcare: Analyzing and Applying Human-Centred Design Research
May 18 | 8:30 - 11:30 AM 

FIBRE at KITE 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. Attendees will participate in immersive activities to learn how these principles can be incorporated into health-related research for textile-based solutions and beyond. This workshop is the third in a three-part series.

More information and registration here.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
May 18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) is recognized on May 17 in many countries around the world. This year, the University of Toronto Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, in collaboration with the UTM Indigenous Centre, UTSC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office, and the UTM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office are proud to mark this day by welcoming powerful advocates and educators within and outside of 2SLGBTQ+ communities: Keith McCrady, Executive Director of 2Spirited People of the 1st Nations organization, and Monica Forrester, founder of Trans Pride Toronto.

Please join this IDAHOTB event to witness a conversation between Keith and Monica who will be sharing their knowledge, wisdom, and experiences about the issues that continue for the 2SLGBTQ+ communities that they serve and the ongoing work that is needed to promote self-determination, equity, and well-being.

More information and registration here.

EndNote Basics
May 18 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This session is hosted by UHN Libraries and will be a demonstration of fundamental EndNote features. This session is designed for people with little to no experience using EndNote.

More information and registration here.

UHN Health Talk: Tips and Tools for Inclusive Communication
May 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

UHN Health Talk hosts a free online session for patients, families, staff and community members. This session will include tips and tools for inclusive communication topics including: 
• A patient’s experience using a speech-generating device
• Talking with someone who communicates differently
• Resources at UHN and in the community

More information here.

Open Positions: Lucid Psycheceuticals

Lucid Psycheceuticals (“Lucid”) is a Toronto-based biopharmaceutical company, with three pipelines under development in the areas of inflammatory, mental health and neurodegenerative disorders. Lucid is a fully-owned subsidiary of FSD Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGE, CSE: HUGE, FRA: 0K9). As part of its continued growth, Lucid is recruiting for several positions and is interested in receiving applications from qualified individuals. Lucid is looking for self-motivated and dynamic candidates with high-quality credentials, ability to work independently, focused on developing novel therapeutics in neuro, psychological and inflammatory disorders.

Learn more here.

Black Graduate Student Association Scholarship Fund
Apply by May 22

The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) has 4 opportunities for a scholarship award for U of T undergraduate and graduate students that give back to the community. To apply, please share with us how you contribute to the Black community. Contributions can be performed in multiple ways: through research, volunteering in the community, mentorship, etc. However you elevate, encourage, or support the diaspora, we want to hear about it!

The following scholarship awards are available:
(2) $500 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students
(2) $1000 scholarships will be awarded to graduate students

Learn more and apply here.

CHAEN Research Fellowship in HAE
Apply by May 31

The Canadian Hereditary Angioedema Network is offering a Research Fellowship for postdoctoral fellows working in the field of hereditary angioedema. The fellowship is in the amount of $50,000 for one year. 

Learn more and apply here.

CAAIF Research Fellowship in Type 2 Inflammation
Apply by May 31

The Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation has two awards available for postdoctoral fellows, supported by Sanofi Canada. 

The Fellowships will cover up to $75,000 primarily for the applicants salary expenses and a maximum of $25,000 of which may be used for other expenses directly related to the proposed project work. This includes a maximum of $5,000 travel allowance.

Learn more and apply here.

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