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Congratulations to Niroshica Mohanathas on receiving a NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship - Doctoral (PGS-D) Award.

Niroshica is a graduate student in Dr. Jennifer Campos' lab at KITE Research Institute. Her research interests include exploring how hearing loss and cognitive impairments can increase the risk of falls in older adults. The purpose of these projects is to implement training interventions to prevent injuries, restore function and increase social participation for older adults.


Congratulations to Katherine Bok on receiving a NSERC Canadian Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral (CGS-D) Award.

Katherine is a graduate student in Dr. Jennifer Campos' lab at KITE Research Institute. Katherine studies how age-related hearing loss impacts driving performance. 


How to Present Your Research
July 7 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

ORT Summer Student Program hosts an interactive learning session on how to effectively communicate your research. Helpful tips and resources will be shared to help you to prepare your presentations for Research Day!

All are welcome. Connect on Zoom here.

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.

RP@UHN Social Lunch Hour
July 20 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join the Research Professionals (RP)  at UHN for a lunch-time social event in Queen's Park! The purpose of the event is to create a space for all research professionals to network, socialize and collaborate across TeamUHN. We invite all research professionals across all institutions of UHN including but not limited to technicians, lab managers, clinical research staff, and research associates.

More information and registration here

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 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. 

High school students that complete the seminar series can get their medical terminology certificate for the Health & Wellness Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)! More information here.

Please share with your networks and encourage high school students to explore more information and registration here.
In Conversation with Paul Workman
July 5 | 12:45 - 1:30 PM

In this session, we will meet Professor Paul Workman FRS who was, until last year, Chief Executive and President of The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). Paul will share his career path and achievements whilst providing useful insight and advice for early career researchers. His experience spans academia, biotech start-ups and the pharmaceutical industry and he will discuss all of these career routes. 

More information and registration here.

UHN Water Cooler Catch up
Every Tuesday | 9:00 to 9:30 AM

Join UHN People and Culture for a Water Cooler Catch Up on a new day. These chats draw a variety of participants, who meet to discuss such topics as places people have lived, dream jobs, latest apps and interactive trivia. The community has enjoyed the series, noting that it’s a positive way to start the day, and a great way to feel connected with colleagues in a different forum.

Calendar invite with Teams link here.

Collaborative Strategic Review of the REB Process
July 12 | 8:00 - 9:00 AM

A collaborative strategic review of the review process for the UHN Research Ethics Board (REB) was completed in March. The goal of this review was to improve communication, coordination, and collaboration towards accelerating the overall time to approval for studies involving human participants; and deliver top-tier support to the clinical research community while enhancing the efficiency of workflows for the REB support team. 

The clinical research community at UHN is invited to attend a town hall session focused on the findings from the collaborative strategic review. The session will be held to present the major themes and priorities from the findings and enable clinical research teams across UHN to provide feedback on the review, ask questions, and provide input on next steps. 

Connect via TEAMS here.

Fundamentals of R for Biological Sciences
Apply by July 25

BioCanRx and the Stem Cell Network are partnering to provide a multi-session introductory workshop that will equip scientists with the fundamental knowledge to use R in their research. The workshop is intended for researchers who have little or no programming experience.

This R workshop is designed for research trainees from the cancer immunotherapy and regenerative medicine fields who are looking to gain an understanding of the R scripting language and how it can be utilized for the analysis of biological datasets.

More information and registration here.

Daring to Dare
Apply by July 13

The Stem Cell Network (SCN) is offering Daring to Dare, a development program for early career women in research, hosted by Dr. Sandrine Soubes from Tesselle Development. Through a series of five virtual half-day workshops starting in September 2022, the program will provide women who are SCN trainees/highly qualified personnel working in stem cell and regenerative medicine with an opportunity to network, sharpen leadership skills, and develop strategic approaches for career transitions. 

More information and application here.

You @ Team UHN

Research at UHN has launched a new campaign, You @ Team UHN! To celebrate you and the important scientific contributions that you make, we would like to invite you to share your perspectives and passion for advancing human health and wellbeing. We want to know what health research means to you and, in the process, learn about the important work taking place across our seven research institutes, 12 medical programs, core facilities, and operational and administrative teams.

Tell us more about yourself by completing the form here

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