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Find out what's going on at the ORT and around UHN!
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IDEAA Self-Identification and Inclusion Survey
Let UHN know what’s going well – and not so well – in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion across the organization. Complete the survey!
Postdoc-to-Postdoc Buddy Program
Interested in connecting with fellow Postdocs to share advice, experiences and resources? Sign-up now
Gairdner Science Week Laureate Lectures 
October 27, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  |  Register
*To share upcoming events or opportunities with the UHN research community, please fill out this form or email

ORT Conference Participation Awards - Apply Now! 

Planning to attend a conference between January - April 2023? 

Apply for an ORT Conference Participation Award. You can receive up to $500 to be used for travel, accommodations or conference registration fees.

See here for details and to apply!

Careers in Medical Communications, Science Consulting & Project Management
October 19 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM

All are invited to an exciting webinar and exclusive networking session with Sixsense Strategy Group, a boutique consulting firm in Toronto. The webinar will consist of a Panel Q&A, followed by Group Networking Sessions.

For details and to register, click here.

Top Tools for Succeeding in Research
October 25 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM 

Hosted by the ORT, the UHN Library and Information Services will share tools to help you...

  • Develop research questions
  • Choose databases
  • Make it easy to find your publications (ORCID)
  • Format citations
  • and more!

This webinar is free and open to everyone. Register here!

Halloween Haunt with the ORT
October 28 | 3:00 PM | Queen's Park

The Office of Research Trainees invites all students, postdocs and staff to a Halloween Social in Queen's Park on Friday, October 28th from 3:00-4:00 PM. 

Join us for candy, games and the chance to socialize!

Let us know you're coming by registering here!


EndNote Basics
October 19 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about the EndNote citation management interface!

This session is designed to offer an overview of collecting, importing, exporting, sharing your citations for papers, grants and more! Please note that this is an introductory workshop and is meant for those with little or no experience using EndNote. Register here
Career Seminar Series: Pharma and R&D
October 19 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM

At LSCDS's upcoming Career Seminar they will be presenting careers in Pharma and Research & Development (R&D). Join if you are interested in learning about Pharma and R&D, and how to transition into these fields!

For more information and to register, click here.

National Women's Health Research Initiative: Ideas Fair and Learning Circle
October 25 & 26 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM

If you work in the area of women's health or want to learn about and shape the National Women’s Health Research Initiative and its various components, then this event is for you!

For more information and to register, see here.
Gairdner Laureate Lectures
October 27 | 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

This event features lectures from the seven 2022 Canada Gairdner Award Laureates about their prize-winning research. The lecture will also include six Early Career Investigators from across Canada who will present their related research alongside the laureates.

This is a virtual and in-person event. For details, see here.

Complete the UHN IDEAA Survey!
*Survey closes October 26th

Let UHN know what’s going well – and not so well – in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion across the organization. Complete the anonymous Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism (IDEAA) Self-Identification and Inclusion Survey. It only takes 15 minutes!

Access the survey via the invitation email from WorkTango sent on Oct. 12 or go to

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.  

Single Cell Core Grant Program
*Info session October 20 | 1:00 PM

Join the Princess Margaret Genomics Centre (PMGC) and Parse Biosciences for an informational session to learn about: 

  • Modern single cell approaches
  • Details of the grant program
  • How to apply for an award

For details and to register, see here.

AGE-WELL Indigenous Graduate Student and PDF Awards in Technology and Aging
*Applications due November 4

This award provides highly qualified Indigenous master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral candidates with partial funding and access to training and mentorship opportunities through the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence. 

Learn more and apply here.

Seeds of Science is a new podcast exploring the experience of UHN Research Trainees. For a seek peak and more information about Season 1 and the hosts, check out the Seeds of Science website.

Release dates: Tune in to Season 1, where episodes will be released biweekly starting on October 20th at 8 am EST.
*To share your achievements with the UHN research community please fill out this form or email
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