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UHNPA Presents: Postdoc-to-Postdoc Buddy Program - Interested in connecting with colleagues to share advice, experiences and resources?  
Battling Burnout & Fostering Resilience Workshop
(Hosted by Graduate Peer Support Network at U of T)
September 28, 4:00 PM  |  Register
Science to Business Network - Call for Volunteers! 
Interested in developing your skills and network?
Volunteer Opportunities
UHN STEM Pathways - Call for Volunteers! 
Interested in participating in science outreach?
Volunteer Opportunities
*To share upcoming events or opportunities with the UHN research community, please fill out this form or email

ORT Meet and Greet
October 12 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM 

The Office of Research Trainees (ORT) is hosting a Virtual Social Event for all UHN Trainees and Postdocs on October 12th 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-to-Postdoc Buddy Program
*Sign-up now

The UHN Postdoc Association is launching a 3-month program to help Postdocs navigate their life at UHN called the Postdoc-to-Postdoc Buddy Program.

If you're interested in connecting with fellow Postdocs to share advice, experiences and resources sign-up here.  

Leveraging Social Media for Science
September 28 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

In a sea of misinformation and a crowded social media landscape, how can scientists leverage social media to achieve their goals?

Join The Gairdner Foundation during Science Literacy Week for TED talk-style presentations and a panel discussion on Leveraging Social Media for Science. To attend, register here.

Battling Burnout and Fostering Personal Resilience Workshop
September 28 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Feeling run down or simply looking for ways to boost your mental wellbeing?

Join this session to discuss burnout and resilience - including what they truly are (vs misconceptions) - and ways to strengthen your personal coping so that you are prepared to tackle the stressors that come your way! Register here!

PM Seminar Series
September 29 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Vander Heiden, Director of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Professor in the Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Title: How Cancer Metabolism Impacts Cancer Progression

Click here to join the meeting or attend in person at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 6th floor Bob Bell Auditorium (610 University Ave)

U of T Libraries Workshops

U of T Libraries hosts a variety of useful workshops for graduate students and postdocs.

Check out their Workshop Calendar!

Upcoming events of interest: 

September 30 | 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Michener Gitigan (Garden) - Corner of Elm St. & McCaul St

All are invited to join in the ceremony, learn about UHN's commitments to the TRC Calls to Action, and make your own personal commitment toward ReconciliACTION. Light refreshments provided. 
Crick Early-Career Group Leader Program
*Applications due October 6th 

The Francis Crick Institute is recruiting: Early-Career Group Leaders in any area of biology and biomedicine. This program gives bright and creative scientists the space, resources and freedom to establish and develop their first independent research programs. Details and application information can be found here

Are you looking to develop skills and build your network?

Join the Science to Business Network (S2BN) Toronto Chapter or National Team. Open positions:
  • National: Business Development Lead
  • Toronto Chapter: Marketing Associate, Events Coordinator
Apply by emailing your resume to

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. Select volunteers will receive an honorarium to develop and facilitate programming.

Learn more here or register here
Are you interested in science communication and outreach? Then join the Toronto Research Information Outreach Team (RIOT)!

RIOT is a team of researchers that works with the Canadian Cancer Society to share their knowledge with the general public. They engage with members of the community, through presentations, blog posts, symposiums and social media.

RIOT is looking for enthusiastic scientists to join their team. Interested? Visit the RIOT website or email:
Congratulations to Dr. Sabelo Lukhele on receiving an ORT Conference Participation Award!

Dr. Lukhele is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. David Brook's lab where he leads several projects investigating novel mechanisms to enhance our immune system to better fight virus infections and cancer.
Congratulations to Lauren Bahn on receiving the Arthritis Society's 2022-2023 PhD Salary Award!

Lauren is a MASc student supervised by Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan at Krembil Research Institute and co-supervised by Dr. Edmond Young at U of T. She is developing a "joint-on-a-chip" for osteoarthritis studies.
*To share your achievements with the UHN research community please fill out this form or email
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