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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 Robin Wolman with her name below. Below it reads Graduate Student, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, Banting & Best Diabetes Centre- Novo Nordisk Studentship
Congratulations to Robin Wolman on receiving a Banting & Best Diabetes Centre Novo Nordisk Studentship! 

Robin is a PhD candidate in Dr. Sara Nunes Vasconcelos' lab at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute. She studies the vascular requirements for islet transplantation and how endothelial cells support beta cells in glucose control.

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 Oreoluwa Kolade with his name below. Below it reads Graduate Student, Krembil Research Institute, Data Sciences Institute Doctoral Fellowship Award
Congratulations to Oreoluwa Kolade on receiving a Data Sciences Institute (DSI) Doctoral Student Fellowship Award! 

Ore is a second-year Ph.D. student in Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan's lab at Krembil Research Institute. He studies the development of predictive models to achieve critical quality attributes of mesenchymal stromal cells by manipulating critical process parameters and donor heterogeneity. 

UHN Summer Seminar Series poster. A free virtual program for high school students. A picture of a brain, a heart and a microscope are shown.

UHN Summer Seminar Series
August 3 to 5 | 1:00 - 4:15 PM

ORT and UHN STEM Pathways are excited to host the second annual Summer Seminar Series, a three-day virtual program for high school  and undergrad students to learn about research and healthcare at UHN. Students will participate in interactive and engaging activities each day and network with leading scientists and healthcare professionals from UHN. 

Please share with your networks and encourage high school and undergrad students to explore more information and registration here.

Poster for the Stand with Ukraine Program. The top half of the poster is blue. The bottom half of the poster is yellow. In the middle is a white box and inside reads Research at UHN Stand with Ukraine, with a yellow and blue heart. Around the four corners are an image of a light bulb, DNA, a microscope, and a heart that says Ukraine
UHN Research - Stand with Ukraine Program

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian armed forces has created a humanitarian crisis that has displaced millions of Ukrainian citizens. These injustices have inspired UHN to provide support for Ukrainians involved in medical research.

To support the research careers of Ukrainians who have been displaced by war and with the help of the UHN foundations, UHN has launched the Stand With Ukraine Program. This program will support postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, exchange students, scientists, research associates and technicians who emigrated to Canada in 2022 and whose scientific interests align with UHN Research.

More information and application here.
Poster for the Cancer 360+ Summer Student Program. In the background is an image of a person in a lab coat lifting a finger.
Cancer 360+ Cancer Prevention
July 26 | 12:00 - 12:30 PM

Join for a Cancer 360+ Q & A Session on Cancer Prevention (Unit 6) with Elizabeth Holmes (Canadian Cancer Society) and Vicki Lee (Ontario Health).

Summer students in cancer can enroll here using enrolment key: Summer2022.

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Introduction to 3D Printing
July 26 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace. This is an introduction to the tools and techniques for 3D printing. At the end of the workshop, you will have general knowledge of the principles, tools and best practices for 3D printing.

More information and registration here.

Poster for event on Navigating the Pressures of Post-PhD Life. What are you going to do next? July 27, 1-2 pm EDT. Sign up on Eventbrite. Photo and information of the two panelists Celia Laur and Quymh Pham

Navigating the Pressures of Post-PhD Life
July 27 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

The pressures of decision-making within grad school can be incredibly stressful, and many PhDs don’t know the answer to “What are you going to do next?”.

Join us at our next fireside chat to learn about navigating career opportunities post-PhD, through an inspiring discussion with alumni and early career investigators within health services and policy research. Speakers will begin discussing some of the challenges and solutions in exploring career paths post-grad life.

More information and registration here.

Poster for the 7th Annual Toronto RNA Enthusiasts' Day. Online Conference. Registration fee: $10 CAD.  The TREND logo is seen at the bottom
Toronto RNA Enthusiasts' Day
July 27 & 28 | 12:00 - 5:00 PM

TREnD2022 is a student-led and trainee-focused event that will bring together researchers of every level to share their research and scientific approaches.

We hope to provide an inspiring and lively day of RNA-related discussion across multiple model genetic systems and be an outstanding networking and scientific tool for our community. In particular, we aim to bring together a diverse group of scientists focused on classical genetics and novel high-throughput genomic approaches and spark exciting new collaborations.

More information and registration here.

Poster for the Cancer 360+ Summer Student Program. In the background is an image of a person in a lab coat lifting a finger.
Cancer 360+ Indigenous Cancer Care
July 29 | 12:00 - 12:30 PM

Join for a Cancer 360+ Q & A Session on Indigenous Cancer Care.

Summer students in cancer can enroll here using enrolment key: Summer2022.

The MBP Career Development Association Presents. Careers in Entrepreneurship and Venture Captial. Career Chat. Dr. Joseph Mocanu, Managing Partner, Verge Healthtech Fund, Managing Director, Verge Capital Management
Careers in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
August 2 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

The Medical Biophysics Career Development Association is honoured to host Dr. Joseph Mocanu, Managing Partner at Verge HealthTech Fund and Managing Director at Verge Capital Management to talk about his career in entrepreneurship and venture capital.

More information and registration here.

Poster for the AstraZeneca/PoC Mentoring Program. On the right is an image of many circles. Mentorship is the middle and around it are direction, success, advice, motivation, training, goal, support and coaching
AstraZeneca has announced an opportunity for Princess Margaret to nominate 3 PhD students/postdoctoral fellows to join their Mentorship Program. This would be great opportunity for trainees with an interest in a career in pharma or in gaining familiarity with how industry works. Program details can be found here. This is a call for expressions of interest to postdoctoral fellows and grad students affiliated with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, especially those in the last year of their training. Applicant responses should include: (1) their CV and (2) a paragraph describing the reasons and their interests to apply and why they are good candidates for this opportunity. Please send these 2 items above by 5pm on July 27, 2022 to 
A fluorescent image of cells
Cells I See Art Contest
Submissions due August 2 

The Till & McCulloch Meetings is once again seeking the best cell images and artwork in Canada for the Cells I See Art Contest.

Prizes range from $500 for the highest number of "likes" to a grand prize of $750. 

For details on how to submit your entry and also on how to vote for your favorites, look here
The ECHO logo: Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities
ECHO Competition Now Open
Submissions due August 8 

ECHO is a specialized experiential training program led by veteran entrepreneurs and consultants across a variety of sectors. ECHO provides innovators of cardiovascular technologies with entrepreneurship training, mentorship, networking, and funding opportunities.

This opportunity is ideal for researchers, postdoctoral fellows, clinical trainees and graduate students who are self-starters and want to refine their career path in a knowledge-based economy while retaining the opportunity to work in an innovation-based environment. 

For more information and to apply, see here

From the ORT Team! Below are pictures and descriptions of: Dr. Linda Penn, Director; Dr. Amanda Veri, Lead, Research Training Programs; Dr. Lauren Del Bel, Operation Planning Coordinator; Dr. Ornela Kljakic, Youth Outreach Coordinator
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