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Happy Postdoc Appreciation Week!
There are approximately 300 postdoctoral researchers at UHN - each of whom makes significant contributions to our outstanding research output and community. We value are postdoctoral researchers and are proud to host a series of initiatives during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (Sept. 18-22, 2023) to appreciate and support them!
ORT Drop-in Sessions
The ORT is hosting a series of drop-in sessions to meet with trainees and postdoctoral researchers, answer questions, share resources, and provide a safe space for addressing issues. 

September 21: TRI
September 22: Virtual

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Metabolomics: An Emerging Tool in Biomedical Research
Join the ORT and the Schroeder Arthritis Institute's Metabolomics Facility to learn about the field of metabolomics, the services offered by the metabolomics facility and how you can utilize the facility to accelerate your research. 

October 4, 1:00 PM | More Information and Register
Seeds of Science Podcast: Social Media Manager
The Seeds of Science Podcast team is looking for a Social Media Manager. The Seeds of Science Podcast was launched to connect more trainees and postdocs to learn about their diverse experiences, backgrounds, research and stores! 

More Information and Apply
Open Access Publishing: Connecting Ideas, Empowering Scholars
Join the UHN Nursing Speaker Series for a town hall discussion on open access publishing at UHN.

September 20, 1:00 PM | More Information and Register
Info Session: Total Compensation Program 
Join the Committee of Research Professionals @ UHN (RP@UHN) for a virtual information session with UHN's People & Culture Team to discuss everything employees should know about the total compensation program (TCP). 

September 26, 1:30 PM | More Information and Register
UHN Community of Practice
The Pride in Patient Engagement in Research (PiPER) initiative is hosting a Community of Practice to facilitate knowledge sharing in patient engagement in research. Carolyn Shimmin, a Patient and Public Engagement Lead at the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, will be sharing her experiences in the development of a patient engagement framework and trauma-informed approach to the University of Manitoba’s patient engagement strategy in health research. 

September 27, 12:00 PM | More Information and Register
What's Consulting?
What’s Consulting? is a panel event that introduces graduate students to consulting. This event features consultants from top firms who will discuss their career journeys. At this event, attendees will learn how they can leverage their graduate school experience to transition into consulting. 

September 28, 6:30 PM | More Information and Register
Surgical Data Science and Augmentation of Surgical Performance
Join TIER for a discussion from Dr. Amin Madani on how deep learning for computer vision can be used to provide real-time guidance to surgeons to augment their performance.

October 4, 12:00 PM | More Information and Register
PiPER Research Day
PiPER Research Day is a chance for researchers, patient partners, students, and others to gather in-person, build relationships, share success stories and exchange the latest information while promoting and strengthening the current practices of patient engagement in research. 

October 5, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | More Information and Register
Academic Authorship in the Life Sciences
UHN's Research Quality Integration team in collaboration with U of T's Research & Compliance Office are inviting researchers in the life sciences for a workshop that will feature both didactic and participatory case study discussions that will spur important conversations on best practices for authorship. 

October 13, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  | More Information and Register
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social, and research-based growth.

Apply by September 20 | More Information and Apply
Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowships
The University of Toronto's Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship funds cutting edge applications of AI in the natural sciences and engineering to create a community of interdisciplinary leaders. 

Apply by October 2 | More Information and Apply
Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research: Heart Failure Symposium
The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research is hosting its 8th Heart Failure Symposium at the Toronto Reference Library where they will bring together researchers, clinicians, and engineers, to share the latest discoveries, insights, and innovations in cardiovascular science. 

October 3 | More Information and Register
CSMB Support for Graduate Student Activities
The Canadian Society of Molecular Biosciences will provide financial support to graduate student societies for activities related to biochemistry, molecular biology, or genetics for events such as scientific symposiums, conferences and career fairs or workshops. 

Apply by October 15 | More Information
The Dr. Daniel C. Andreae President's Awards
The Dr. Daniel C. Andreae President's Awards recognize and support students with demonstrated interest and capacity to shape the future of healthcare and healthcare work through education, research, and/or practice. 

Apply by October 16 | More Information
The University of Toronto Saturday Program
The Saturday Program is recruiting volunteers for their tutoring and mentorship program. This 10-week program runs from January to April 2024 on Saturdays at the U of T St. George Campus under the Faculty of Medicine. 

Sign-up by October 23 | More Information and Sign-up
2023-24 CGS D Awards
The CGS D program supports and promotes research excellence in a wide variety of disciplines and broad fields of natural sciences and engineering, health and social sciences and humanities, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research.

Contact your research institute for internal deadlines | More Information and Apply

Congratulations Diandra Zipinotti dos Santos on the Princess Margaret Fellowship Award!
Diandra is a postdoctoral researcher in the Penn lab at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Her research revolves around pinpointing the vulnerabilities within tumors, which could be leveraged as therapeutic strategies. Currently, she leads a prostate cancer project centered in the metabolic mevalonate pathway and statin drugs as anti-cancer agents.

This week UHN is highlighting postdocs from across UHN! Patcharaporn is a Postdoctoral Research at Krembil Research Institute! Learn more about Patcharaporn and her journey in science here!

Share your accomplishments with us!
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