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Join the UHNPA Leadership Committee
The UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA) is recruiting new members for the leadership committee. Join to build your leadership experience, organize important events, and get involved in your postdoc community. Open to all postdocs at UHN!

November 22 | More Information and Sign Up
From Postdoc to Research Faculty Crash Course: Research Statements Workshop
This course will provide postdocs with comprehensive support as they embark on their journey toward securing a research faculty position. The second workshop will provide you with information and strategies on how to write compelling research statements.

December 5, 3:00 PM | More Information and Register
Seeds of Science Podcast - Episode 4
Episode 4 of the Seeds of Science Podcast is out now! Listen to learn about Dr. Ian Fernandes, a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Gordon Keller's lab at McEwen Stem Cell Institute. 

More Information and Listen
Careers in Research & Development
The Life Sciences Career Development Syndicate (LSCDS) is hosting a career seminar to learn more about the field of Research & Development. 

November 21, 6:00 PM | Register
Kickstarting your Career in a Global Pharmaceutical Company
Join the Science to Business Network (S2BN) and Novo Nordisk to learn about their innovative global career program and network with program members and alumni. 

November 22, 12:00 PM | More Information and Register
An Introduction to Academic Leadership
Join the Centre for Faculty Development for a workshop that will engage participants to reflect on their own existing leadership abilities and approaches and help identify potential gaps in their skills and experience. 

November 23, 1:30 PM | More Information and Register
Immune Mediated Mechanisms of Adaptive and Maladaptive Tissue Responses
Join the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for a talk titled "Immune Mediated Mechanisms of Adaptive and Maladaptive Tissue Responses" by Shruti Naik, PhD. 

November 23, 4:00 PM | Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Ave, 6th Floor, Bob Bell Atrium
Sample Size & Power Calculations
Join Biostatistics @ UHN for a workshop where they will overview the critical aspects of sample size and power calculations, and how these fundamental elements have significantly impact the validity and reliability of research studies.

November 24, 11:00 AM | More Information and Register
MedTech Talent Accelerator Information Session
The MedTech Talent Accelerator's Experience MedTech program provides in-depth training for careers in the medical technology industry and works to secure a first-experience internship for the selected students.

November 29, 12:00 PM | More Information and Register
When the Literature Betrays the Patient: Exploring Systematic Reviews through the Lens of "Race Correction"
Join Unity Health for their Ending the Practice of "Race Correction" in Health Care speaker series for an engaging discussion on what race correction means for the integrity of systematic reviews.  

November 29, 12:00 PM | More Information and Register
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 and will discuss the impact of patient engagement related to sleep apnea care in shelter residents.

November 29, 12:00 PM | Zoom Link
The Pulse of Ethical Machine Learning in Health
Join TIER for the Dr. Daniel C. Andreae President's Lecture Series for a talk titled "The Pulse of Ethical Machine Learning in Health" with Dr. Marzyeh Ghassemi. 

November 29, 5:30 PM | More Information and Register
ELEVATE EDI Webinar Series: Gender Analysis
Join UHN, AGE-WELL, and EPIC-AT ELEVATE for an exploration of sex and gender-based analysis in health research. 

November 30, 12:00 PM | More Information and Register
AI Meets Biomedicine: Pioneering the Future of Healthcare
Join the Medical Biophysics Career Development Association (MBPCDA) for their upcoming career talk titled: "AI Meets Biomedicine: Pioneering the Future of Healthcare" with Dr. Valli Subasri.

November 30, 5:00 PM, PMCRT 4-204 | More Information and Register
Sunnybrook Annual Education Conference
The Sunnybrook Annual Education Conference welcomes the healthcare community and external partners in education across the GTA to engage in meaningful discussions and inspire action through a broad range of speakers, presentations, and interactive workshops. 

December 1, 8:00 AM | More Information and Register
BrainHack Toronto 2023
BrainHacks are collaborative events that focus on open sharing of ideas, code, and data. Participants at BrainHack Global Toronto 2023 will have the opportunity to work with like-minded scientists by either submitting an organized project or engaging in one. 

December 14-15 | More Information and Register
Viewing the Future: A Beginner Case Competition 
A virtual 10-day beginner case competition offered by the Graduate Management Consulting Association, where participants will work in teams to tackle real-life business challenges and present their solutions to judges from our partnering firms. 

Apply by November 21 | More Information and Apply
ECHO Discovery Program
The Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities (ECHO) Discovery Program supports undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in exploring research translation and entrepreneurship within the cardiovascular health sector but who may be unsure how to proceed.

November 27 | More Information and Apply
Technology Adoption Awards
The Technology Adoption Award enables researchers to visit a Canadian academic/research institute or small biotech company to learn how to use a technology and transfer the skills back to the lab at their home institution.

November 30 | More Information and Apply
BSI 9th Annual Remote Conference: Science & Society
The Beyond Sciences Initiative (BSI) 9th Annual Remote Conference: Science & Society is an online conference that provides scholars worldwide an opportunity to present their research and network with a broad scientific audience. 

Abstract Deadline December 1 | More Information and Register
Volunteer Opportunity: The Saturday Program
The Saturday Program at the University of Toronto is recruiting volunteers for their community outreach program. The program provides free tutoring and mentorship to high school students in Toronto to advance in their educational goals. 

December 8 | More Information and Apply
CIHR Strategic Master's Award
The CIHR Strategic Master's Award program provides financial support to scholars engaged in an eligible Master's program that is relevant to specific CIHR priority research areas which include, pandemic preparedness and health emergencies, bioinformatics and computational biology, and health data science in genetics and genomics, gender and health, and Indigenous Peoples' Health. 

December 14 | More Information and Apply
Innovation Cup 2024
The Innovation Cup is a fully funded opportunity designed to support the professional development of post-graduate students interested in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Participants learn how R&D in the industry works by lectures from Merck managers and scientists. The students will also advance an idea to a full project plan with their teams.

January 31 | More Information and Apply
Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Researcher
The DaCosta Research Lab at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join their preclinical cancer research team. 

More Information and Apply
Become a T-CAIREM Member
The Temerty Centre for AI Research and Education in Medicine (T-CAIREM) is seeking energetic members who want to explore the terrain where data science meets medical research practice. Members will contribute their time to build seminars, workshops, and symposiums! 

More Information and Join
Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Researcher
The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in cancer biology for its Drug Discovery program. 

More Information and Apply

Congratulations Jessica Bytautas on receiving the Canadian Cancer Society Research Training Award!

Jessica Bytautas is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr. Pia Kontos at KITE-TRI. Jessica studies the role of volunteerism in end-of-life care using qualitative, ethnographic methods.

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