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Thank you UHN Postdocs! 
The ORT is offering a $5 virtual gift to all UHN Postdocs. Claim your gift by September 14 at 10 am!
Exploring Careers Outside of Academia - Panel Q&A and Networking Session with Industry Professionals
September 22, 4:00 PM  |  Register
*Part of PDF Appreciation Week*
Optimizing Your Resume & LinkedIn
September 20, 6:30 PM  |  Register
*To share upcoming events or opportunities with the UHN research community, please fill out this form or email

ORT Meet and Greet
September 14 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM 

The Office of Research Trainees (ORT) is hosting a Virtual Social Event for all UHN Trainees and Postdocs on September 14th at 12:00 pm.

Join us for conversation, games, and the chance to meet your colleagues!

Register here!
Add it to your calendar here!

Postdoc Appreciation Week!
September 19-23

The UHN Postdoc Association and ORT are hosting a week of events to celebrate and support Postdocs, including Networking and Wellness Panels, Socials, and much more!

Click here for more information about the daily  events and to register!

The UHN STEM Pathways team is looking for UHN trainees, staff and scientists who are interested in delivering educational opportunities to elementary and high school students. UHN volunteers will participate in outreach initiatives such as classroom visits, scientist panels, lab tours, mentorship and hands-on workshops. Events will be hosted during the coming school year in collaboration with various partners, including Toronto District School Board teachers, Let’s Talk Science, Science Rendezvous and the Toronto Public Library. Select volunteers will receive an honorarium to develop and facilitate programming. Learn more here or register here

The Right Review for You
September 14 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thinking about doing a Review? 

This session will teach you what it means to do a Systematic Review or other types of knowledge synthesis, and help you understand what review “type” best fits your research question, timeline and goals. Click here to register!

Self-Defence Workshop
September 15 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM

On behalf of the Women in Science Initiative (WSI): Join us at the OpenMat MMA Gym for a self-defence workshop! 

All female-identifying and non-binary UofT/UHN community members are welcome!

Details and registration here.

Princess Margaret Virtual Seminar Series
September 15 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Ed Boyden, Ph.D., Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and McGovern Institute

Title: Tools for Analyzing and Controlling Biological Systems

Click here to join the meeting!

Quality Improvement Workshop
September 15 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

All of TeamUHN is invited to the interprofessional workshop on Quality Improvement (QI) Fundamentals led by UHN’s Chief Patient Safety Officer, Dr. Lucas Chartier.

Click here for the meeting invite!

Clinical & Regulatory Affairs Experience Program Info Session 
September 16 | 12:00 PM

Are you interested in building a career in clinical and regulatory affairs? Check out this Experience Program, presented by the Desjardins Center for Advanced Training at McGill University. 

For more details and to register for the information session, click here.

Build Your Own AI with UHN
September 19 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Interested in creating your own Artificial Intelligence (AI) model? Come learn about AI and make your own image classification algorithm! No prior knowledge or coding experience required.

Register here.  
Optimizing Your Resume & LinkedIn
September 20 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Join Hannah Stevenson, a Career Educator, to learn how to build a cohesive job application package for a career in the life sciences.

Up for discussion: optimizing your LinkedIn, tips and tricks to maximize the LinkedIn algorithm, and what makes a resume stand out.

Register here!

UHN Theranostics Forum
September 20 | 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Theranostics combine therapeutics with diagnostics! This monthly forum aims to increase communication, facilitate collaboration, and build capabilities in this area. Talks will be followed by open discussion. 

Topic: Evaluation of an EGFR-targeted theranostic for triple-negative breast cancer recurrence in metastatic and chemoresistant models

Join the forum here (Note: you must be logged into the Intranet). 

Congratulations to Mary Hynes for receiving The Wilfred George Scott Fellowship in Gerontology.

Mary is a Masters student in Dr. Arlene Astell's Dementia Ageing Technology Engagement (DATE) Lab at KITE, where she studies older adult self-efficacy and self-determination for health management.

Congratulations to Michael Singh on receiving an ORT Conference Participation Award!

Michael is a PhD Student at U of T in Dr. Alex Vitkin's lab located in the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. His research focuses on developing techniques for polarimetric detection of soft-tissue cancers.

*To share your achievements with the UHN research community please fill out this form or email
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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