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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
ORT Drop-In Sessions
The ORT is hosting a series of drop-in sessions to meet with trainees and postdoctoral researchers to answer questions, share resources, and provide a safe space for addressing issues. 

December 12, 10:00AM, PMCRT 13-710
December 13, 11:00 AM, KDT 5KD430
December 14, 2:00 PM, TRI 5-141
December 15, 10:30 AM, Zoom (Register Here)

More Information
Tips and Tricks: Time Management for Researchers
Join the ORT for an interactive workshop to learn how to improve your time management skills to accelerate your research.

December 13, 1:00 PM | Register
Seeds of Science Podcast - Episode 5
Episode 5 of Seeds of Science Podcast Season 2 is out now. Listen to learn more about Dr. Patcharaporn Srisaikaew, a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Mojgan Hodaie's lab at Krembil Research Institute. 

Listen Now!
Working Moms Mentorship Event
This virtual panel event aims to explore real-life experiences, insights, and strategies for navigating the professional landscape while balancing the responsibilities of motherhood. 

December 5, 12:00 PM | Zoom Link
Converting CV to Resume
The Life Sciences Career Development Syndicate (LSCDS) is hosting a workshop on how to transform your CV into a resume that stands out. 

December 5, 6:00 PM, Zoom | Register
Medicine by Design 8th Annual Symposium
The Medicine by Design 8th Annual Symposium will showcase the research by Medicine by Design principal investigators and trainees through poster sessions and invited speakers. Virtual registration is available; email if you wish to attend in person.

December 6, 8:30 AM, MaRS Auditorium | More Information and Register
UHN Research Cores Showcase
Learn about the research specialties and technologies of the 13 participating research core facilities, discuss your specific research questions with core managers, and explore career opportunities. 

December 6, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, PMCRT Lobby | More Information
U.S. FDA Clinical Investigator Training Course 2023
This 2-day free course will help clinical researchers gain a practical understanding of key issues in clinical trial design, statistical analysis, and safety management. 

December 6-7 | More Information and Register
Careers in EdTech
Join the Medical Biophysics Career Development Association (MBPCDA) for their upcoming career talk titled "Careers in EdTech" with Dr. Alison Aiken.

December 7, 12:15 PM | More Information and Register
Mechanism of the Engraftment of Human HSCs in Humanized NSGW41 Mice
Join the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for a talk by Prof. Claudia Wasokow from Fritz Lipmann Institute titled "Mechanism of the Engraftment of Human HSCs in Humanized NSHW41 Mice". 

December 7, 4:00 PM, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Ave, 6th Floor, Bob Bell Atrium 
Movie Screening: "A Still Small Voice"
The Department of Spiritual Care is hosting an in-person screening of "A Still Small Voice", a documentary that brings viewers into the world of hospital spiritual care and the patients they support. 

December 8, 11:00 AM, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Ave, 6th Floor, Bob Bell Atrium | More Information
UHN Community of Practice
The Pride in Patient Engagement in Research (PiPER) initiative is hosting a Community of Practice. This session will focus on the impact of patient engagement related to plain language summaries in research. 

December 13, 12:00 PM | Zoom Link
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
Statistical Tests
The Biostatistics Core at UHN is hosting a workshop to overview the most commonly used statistical tests (t tests, Chi-squared test, etc.) and discuss how to select the test most appropriate for your data and research question.  

December 15, 11:00 AM | More Information and Register
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
Call-out for Speakers: UHN IDEA Accessibility and Disability in STEM Panel Discussion
UHN's Research Inclusion Diversity Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee is planning a virtual panel discussion on accessibility and disability in STEM. At this event, we would like to hear about your lived experience with disability, how you view it as part of your identity, and how it intersects with your science identity in the workplace

December 15 | Email for more information or to participate.
GMCA: Business Fundamentals 
Business Fundamentals is an online series designed to provide graduate students and postdocs with an introduction to business concepts. At the end of the course, trainees will apply learned concepts to a business problem in a case competition judged by consultants and industry professionals. 

Apply by December 18 | More Information and Apply
2024 Postdoctoral Fellow Award on Canadian Veterans with Chronic Pain
The Canadian Pain Society and the Chronic Pain Centre for Excellence for Canadian Veterans (CPCoE) are offering a Postdoctoral Fellow Award focused on clinical, health services, or health policy research relevant to Veterans living with chronic pain. 

Apply by January 21 | 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 through lectures from Merck managers and scientists. The student 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
Clinical Management Certificate Program
This certificate program is designed to provide the practical knowledge and skills required of managers within the first year or two of their new role. It is intended to orient managers to their role and enable them to exercise the key competencies for the success of the department.

More Information and Register

Congratulations Lingdi Nie on receiving the Krembil Brain Institute (KBI) Postdoctoral Researcher Award!
Lingdi Nie is a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Karun Singh's lab at Krembil Research Institute. Lingdi studies neural circuit dysfunction and the underlying mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders using human 3D brain organoids.

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