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ORT Trainee Spotlight on a light purple background. Congratulations is seen on the top left corner. ORT logo is seen on the top right corner. In the middle is a photo of Gustavo Balbinot with his name below. Below it reads Postdoctoral Fellow, Krembil Research Institute, CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Gustavo Balbinot on receiving a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship! 

Dr. Balbinot received the CIHR Fellowship for his postdoctoral work in Dr. Michael Fehlings lab at Krembil Research. He is an expert in Neuromechanics with extensive training in Biomechanics and Neuroscience. His research  interests lie at the intersection between regenerative medicine and the improvement of outcome measurements, working to bolster our understanding of sensorimotor impairment and recovery from stroke and spinal cord injury.


ORT Trainee Spotlight on a light purple background. Congratulations is seen on the top left corner. ORT logo is seen on the top right corner. In the middle is a photo of Griffin Copp with his name below. Below it reads Summer Student, Krembil Research Institute, NSERC-USRA Award
Congratulations to Griffin Copp on receiving an NSERC-USRA Award! 

Griffin is a summer student working in Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan’s lab at the Krembil Research Institute. He will be starting a Masters degree in September, co-supervised by Dr. Viswanathan and Dr. Rajiv Gandhi. Griffin is investigating the use of 3D bioreactor systems to expand mesenchymal stromal cells used clinically to treat osteoarthritis.

ORT Summer Student Program and Baycrest present Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile + How to Build a Resume (Not an Academic CV). June 24, 2022, 1-2:30 pm, Zoom

Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile + How to Build a Resume
June 24 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM

The ORT and Baycrest are collaborating to offer a summer student learning session on LinkedIn and Resumes! This workshop will provide trainees with practical tips on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile and build a resume to successfully navigate the post-graduation job market.

All are welcome. More information and registration here. Connect on Zoom here (Meeting ID: 815 9964 8322, Passcode: 316049).

If you've missed Summer Student Learning Sessions but would like to still receive your certificate of program completion, learn about how you can get credit for watching the recordings here.

Dark blue ORT event poster with white writing. It reads "Writing Competitive Grant Proposals. Learn strategies for writing compelling one-page research proposals. June 28, 2022 from 2-4 pm, Zoom." A photo of the speaker is seen on the right side and below it is reads "Dr. Peter Sabatini, Clinical Laboratory Geneticist, UHN, Assistant professor, U of T". The ORT logo is seen on the top left corner.
Writing Effective Grant Proposals
June 28 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Join the ORT to learn how to write competitive one-page research proposals. We will be joined by Dr. Peter Sabatini, UHN Laboratory Director and Graduate Centre for Academic Communications lecturer, who will speak about writing features of successful research proposals and provide tips for clear and effective research summaries. 

This workshop content will use the CIHR trainee funding awards as a framework; however, the concepts discussed can be applied to all proposal writing assignments for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

More information and registration here.
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OSOTF Unilever/Lipton Graduate Fellowship
Apply before July 1 at 5:00 PM

On behalf of University of Toronto’s (UofT) Faculty of Medicine, the ORT is pleased to administer the 2022-2023 OSOTF Graduate Fellowship to support research trainees at UHN. These fellowships are awarded to graduate students, registered with UofT’s Faculty of Medicine, on the basis of financial need and academic excellence who are studying within the neurosciences field at UHN.

More information and application here

A poster for the ORT Conference Participation Award with graphics of a prize award, a virtual conference on a laptop, a microscope, and the ORT logo in the outer corners of it. Text in the centre reads "Apply Now! ORT Conference Participation Award. Deadline July 4, 2022. Up to $500 for conferences between September and December 2022."
ORT Conference Participation Award
Apply before July 4 at 5:00 PM

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 September and December 2022. 

More information and application here.
Light aqua poster reading: The Indigenous Health Program at UHN invites you to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day & Summer Solstice June 21. A full day of outdoor events at the Michener Gitigan (garden) at the corner of Elm Street and McCaul Street.
National Indigenous Peoples Day & Summer Solstice 
June 21 | 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Indigenous Health Program at UHN invites you to celebrate the National Indigenous Peoples Day & Summer Solstice with a full day of outdoor events at the Michener Gitigan (garden). Join for a sunrise ceremony, drumming and singing, storytelling, activities to make your own dreamcatcher, medicine pouch or 'orange shirt' pin, yard games and more!

More information here.

Light purple poster reading: A centre for Graduate Professional Development (CGPD) Workshop: How to think about your future...when grad school is the present!

How to Think About Your Future... When Grad School is the Present
June 22 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM 

The Centre for Graduate Professional Development at U of T presents a session where you will explore what it takes to think about your future strategically when grad school is happening in real-time. How can you manage your time during grad school to the best of your ability? How can you navigate change that may take you both personally and professionally? We will try to answer these questions through exploration, reflection, and navigating U of T resources.

More information and registration here.

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Pride Events
June 22 and June 26 

The Sex and Gender Diversity in Cancer Care (SGDc) Program at UHN has two upcoming events for Pride Month. On June 22 at 3 pm join as guest speakers Kimiko Tobimatsu and Keet Geniza discuss their graphic novel about a young mixed-race queer woman and her experience with breast cancer. 

On June 26, everyone is invited to walk with the SGDc Program in the Pride Toronto Parade! 

More information here.

Red poster reading: Identity: Understanding who you are and where you come from. A 2 Spirited Teaching & Traditional Perspective with EJ Kwandibens.

Identity: Understanding who you are & where you come from
June 23 | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Join the Indigenous Health Program and 2SLGBTQIA+ Committee at UHN for a session on 2 Spirited teaching & traditional perspective with EJ Kwandibens. EJ Kwandibens, also known as Anikay-Keesic, is a member of the Loon Clan and is of Northern Woodland Anishiinaabe (Ojibway) of the Waahbiidaahgaah (Whitesand) First Nation community which is a part of the Robinson Superior 1850 Treaty region located 21 hours north of Toronto.

More information and registration here.

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Princess Margaret Seminar Series
June 23 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Virtual Princess Margaret Seminar Series presents Professor Oded Rechavi from Tel Aviv University, Israel. The title of the talk is "Transgenerational and long term memories in C. elegans nematode".

Connect on Teams here.

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Princess Margaret Living Biobank (PMLB) Lunch and Learn
June 23 | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Join the PMLB Lunch and Learn Talk. Dr. Greg Beilhartz from Sickkids will give a talk on Development of a Tumor-Targeted anti-RAS Biologic for Cancer Therapy.

Connect on Zoom here (Meeting ID: 837 2950 8376, Passcode: 598466).

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Raw Talk Podcast Recruitment
Apply by June 24 at 11:59 PM

The Raw Talk Podcast at U of T is recruiting for their seventh season. There are open positions for show host, content creator, audio engineer, graphic designer, promotion and social media and much more. 

More information and application instructions here.

The Life Sciences Career Development Syndicate is Recruiting for 2022-2023. Join our team!
Life Sciences Career Development Syndicate (LSCDS) Recruitment
Apply by June 26 at 11:59 PM

The LSCDS at U of T is recruiting for their 2022-2023 team! Learn about the available positions here. Join their open house on June 21 at 6:00 PM in the Grad Room to ask any questions and meet members of the team. 

Apply for open positions here.

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