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Congratulations to James Sessford on receiving the Promise Award for Best Young Investigator Article! This award is given by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Centers for the best article first-authored by a young investigator published in the International Journal of MS Care during a given calendar year.

James is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Kristin Musselman's lab at KITE Research Institute. James studies fall prevention, as well as activity-based therapy (ABT), for people with spinal cord injury.


Congratulations to Ahmed Elwali on recieving a 2022 Transform Heart Failure (HF) Post-Doc Fellow Trainee Award!

Elwali is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Azadeh Yadollahi’s SleepdB lab at KITE Research Institute. In a collaboration between KITE-University Health Network and the University of Toronto, Elwali is leading the project of developing a smart t-shirt/under-garment to monitor vital body signals, diagnose sleep apnea and differentiate between its phenotypes, monitor heart performance, and find the interrelationship between heart failure and sleep apnea. 

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
Deadline extended: Apply before July 4 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.
Working in Big Tech or Tech Consulting 
June 28 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Are you looking at starting your career in Big Tech and Tech Consulting after graduation? Join Science 2 Business Network (S2BN) Kingston Chapter for a discussion with individuals from Meta and PwC (Canada) on what it is like working in big tech and tech consulting and how to get started.

More information and registration here.

Introduction to Python
June 29 | 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM 

The workshop will provide an introduction to programming using Python. This will be an interactive workshop. If you are new to programming, it is great to start learning with Python. It is a versatile programming language that is free, open source, powerful, and easy-to-read. The workshop will primarily cater towards those with none or little programming experience.

More information and registration here.

Science to Business Network (S2BN) Virtual Networking Event
June 29 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM

This networking event featuring S2BN National and the Edmonton S2BN Chapter will be an interactive, virtual networking  event where like-minded individuals interested in science and business will be able to connect via 15-minute breakout room sessions.

More information and registration here.

The Art of #SciComm
July 2 | 12:00 to 2:00 PM

Come join Visions of Science for an engaging free virtual training where we take a deep dive into the nitty gritty of communicating science with underrepresented communities, and how we can thrive in scientific spaces without losing our identity and what makes us unique.

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.


Rosie Mentoring Program
Apply by June 30

To tackle the barrier of limited access to role models and mentors for women, the Rosie the Riveter-Inspired Initiative has launched the Rosie Mentoring Program. This free 6-month program is designed for women entering, upskilling or pivoting to careers in STEM, skilled trades and leadership. Mentors will guide and assist protĂ©gĂ©es one-on-one as they develop their desired skills and abilities, and they will work together to define goals and develop strategies for reaching them.

More information and applications for mentors and protĂ©gĂ©es 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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