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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. 

January 24, 10:00 AM, TRI 5-141
January 26, 10:30 AM, Zoom (Register Here)
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From Postdoc to Research Faculty Crash Course: EDI Statements and Teaching Dossiers
This course will provide postdocs with comprehensive support as they embark on their journey toward securing a research faculty position. The third session will cover how to create teaching dossiers and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statements. 

January 25, 1:00 PM | More Information and Register
Postdoctoral Researcher Open Forum
The ORT and People & Culture are hosting an Open Forum for UHN postdoctoral researchers to ask questions about a variety of topics. 

January 29, 12:00 PM | Download Calendar Invite | Submit Questions on Slido
Five Principles of Successful Investing with RBC
In this session, you will learn from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Financial Planners how to successfully invest and manage your personal finances by using five guiding principles.

January 31, 1:00 PM | More Information and Register
Career Panel: From UHN Trainee to UHN Professional
Join a panel of former UHN trainees and postdoctoral researchers to discuss how they leveraged their past experiences to transition into a career at UHN. 

February 7, 1:00 PM | More Information and Register
Heart to Heart: UHN Valentine's Day Blood Drive
Join our 'UHN Trainees' donation team today to make a life-saving difference! 

February 14, Beginning at 2:10 PM | More Information and Book an Appointment
LSCDS Career Seminar in Consulting
The Life Sciences Career Development Syndicate (LSCDS) is hosting a career seminar to learn about consulting and how to transition into the field from current consulting professionals from Bain & Company and PwC. 

January 23, 5:00 PM | Register
Defy Dementia: Empowering You to Reduce Your Dementia Risk
Do you want to learn how to safeguard your brain health as you age? This event includes an interactive panel discussion and live demonstrations all about reducing your dementia risk.

January 24, 1:00 PM | More Information and Register
DOTA Ligand Bound Radionuclide-Based Pretargeted Radioimmunotherapy
Join the Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology for an online seminar titled "DOTA Ligand Bound Radionuclide-Based Pretargeted Radioimmunotherapy" by Cornell University Assistant Professor, Dr. Sarah Cheal. 

January 25, 11:00 AM | Zoom Link
Aging and Indigenous Wisdom: Intercultural Perspectives on the 4th Hill of Life
In this session, Drs. Catherine Davis and Marisol Campos-Navarrete will share insights about their experience and studies working in Indigenous communities to deepen our understanding of diverse cultural narratives surrounding aging and death, with special emphasis on Indigenous perspectives. 

January 25, 12:00 PM | More Information and Register
Pride in STEM Watch Party
Let's bring colour to winter with some PRIDE! What's it like to be queer and in STEM? Plus, pick up tips on how to create a more inclusive lab and research environment. 

January 30, 2:00 PM | Register
What does educational science have to say about "Learning Health Systems"?
This journal club will feature Dr. Nikki Woods and Dr. Maria Mylopoulos who will respond and reflect on the Learning Health Systems action framework developed by Trillium's Institute for Better Health (IBH) in collaboration with Ontario SPOR Support Unit (OSSU).

January 31, 10:00 AM | Register
Transcriptional Condensates as a Promising Tool for Prostate Cancer Therapies
Join the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PMCC) for their upcoming seminar titled  "Transcriptional Condensates as a Promising Tool for Prostate Cancer Therapies" by Dr. Nada Lallous from the University of British Columbia. 

February 1, 4:00 PM | PMCC, 610 University Ave., 6th Floor, Bob Bell Atrium
Study Design: Observational Studies
Join the Biostatistics @ UHN core for a workshop on the different types of observational studies, including cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional designs, and the various sources of bias that can impact the validity of findings. 

February 2, 11:00 AM | Register
Careers Beyond Academia
The Stem Cell Network and Medicine by Design have partnered to host Careers Beyond Academia, a virtual career seminar series that profiles a wide variety of careers available to trainees who hold degrees in the life sciences. This session includes professionals from the City of Toronto and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

February 7, 12:00 PM | Register
International Day of Women and Girls in Science Event 
Join to hear Drs. Tina Felfeli, Nikita Looby, and Nardin Samuel discuss what inspired them to get into science and medicine, how challenges and obstacles have shaped their careers, and why they love science.

February 9, 10:00 AM | More Information and Register
Better Together: Impacting Patient Outcomes Through Flow Cytometry
This is a 2-part educational workshop on Flow Cytometry will guide participants through how the use of flow cytometry can impact a patient's healthcare journey. 

February 23 & 24 | More Information and Register 
Leadership Education: Transforming Careers with Impact
Join the PM2 Collaborative Education Series for their next seminar titled "Leadership Education: Transforming Careers with Impact". This talk will be facilitated by Dr. Meredith Giuliani and Tina Papadakos. 

February 26, 4:00 PM | More Information | To join, email
2024 Marathon of Hope Health Informatics & Data Science Award
This funding award is available to support high-quality research in precision oncology conducted by graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in health informatics and closed-related fields. 

Apply by February 2 | More Information and Apply
SRI 2024-2025 Graduate Fellowship
The Schwartz Reisman Institute (SRI) for Technology and Society is accepting applications for the SRI 2024-2025 Graduate Fellowship. This award is open to researchers at the University of Toronto whose work explores the social impacts of new technologies. 

Apply by February 4 | More Information and Apply
PICC Insertion: A Comprehensive Guide
Tailored for nurses and regulated health professionals, this 12-week online course is meticulously crafted to impart specialized skills in the precise placement and adept management of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC) lines.

Begins February 5 | More Information and Register
Spring 2024 Project Grants Priority Announcements
The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) is offering funding to applications in a variety of fields across CIHR Research Priority Areas, which include Cancer, Aging, Arthritis, Health Policy, and more. 

Register by February 7 | More Information and Register
CSMB Support for Graduate Student Activities
The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) will provide financial support to graduate student groups and societies representing trainees in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or genetics. CSMB will also support student-related activities, such as conferences, career fairs, and workshops. 

February 15 | More Information and Apply
Network for Healthy Populations Graduate Award
The Network for Healthy Populations Graduate Award supports graduate students dedicated to reducing inequities in risk and burden of chronic disease, promoting healthy living, and improving quality of life across the lifespan. This award is open to graduate students at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health or at UofT Mississauga.

February 16 | More Information and Apply
Data Transformation Grants
The Canadian Cancer Society is seeking proposals for projects that employ novel approaches to enhance the collection, integration, and use of cancer data in Canada. 

Abstract registrations due February 21 | More Information and Apply
Health Systems Impact Fellowship
The Health System Impact Fellowship provides an embedded research opportunity for highly-qualified PhD trainees and post-doctoral researchers studying health services and policy research, or related fields. 

Apply by February 22 | More Information and Apply
Disruptive Innovation Grants in Cancer Research
The Canadian Cancer Society and the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation will provide an opportunity for researchers in cancer, or any other field, to test our novel ideas for potentially game-changing impact in cancer prevention, detection, or treatment. 

Letter of Intent due March 21 | More Information and Apply
Winter 2024 Mitacs Training Courses
Mitacs Training is designed to offer assistance to students and postdoctoral researchers as they finalize their research and innovation projects, ready themselves for leadership positions in their industry, and enhance their employability in specific fields. 

More Information and Apply

Congratulations Patcharaporn Sirsaikaew on receiving the ORT Conference Award!
Patcharaporn Srisaikaew (Nok) is a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Mojgan Hodaie's Lab at the Krembil Brain Institute. Nok studies focus on the study of the alteration of limbic subcortical structure and its associated link with cognition in chronic neuropathic pain populations.

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