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February ORT Drop-Ins
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. 

February 8, 2:00 PM, PMCRT 13-710
February 15, 1:00 PM, KDT 5KD430
February 23, 10:30 AM, Zoom (Register Here)
February 27, 11:00 AM, TRI 5-141
More Information 
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 & 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 & Register
RP@UHN Coffee Connect: Ariba Insights Peer-to-Peer Support Event
The Research Professionals at UHN (RP@UHN) committee is hosting a drop-in event to share your questions, tips, tricks, and insights about Ariba! 

February 8, 11:00 AM, PMCRT 4-204 | More Information 
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 & Book an Appointment
ORT Conference Participation Award 
The March ORT Conference Participation Award supports UHN graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to participate in national and international conferences between May and August 2024. 

Apply by March 4 at 5:00 PM | More Information & Apply
UHN Wellness Gyms Open House
Join the UHN Wellness Team for the 2024 Gym Open House for an opportunity to tour the fitness facilities at Toronto Western, Toronto General, and Princess Margaret Hospitals. 

Toronto Western Hospital, January 30, 10:00 AM
Toronto General Hospital, January 31, 10:00 AM
Princess Margaret Hospital, February 1, 10:00 AM 

More Information & 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
Zotero Fundamentals
This introductory session will provide an overview of the Zotero citation management system and teach you how to streamline the process of collecting, importing, exporting, and sharing your citations for papers and grants. 

February 1, 1:00 PM | Register
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
ORCID Workshop for Researchers
In this workshop you will learn the benefits of using ORCID, how it can help you save time throughout the research landscape, and tips and tricks for keeping your ORCID record up-to-date. 

February 7, 2:00 PM | More Information & Register
Fireside at FemSTEM: Dr. Gabriella Chan
Hosted by the Health Innovation Hub at the University of Toronto, Fireside at FemSTEM is an interactive conversation series with distinguished women in the health entrepreneurial space. 

February 7, 4:00 PM | More Information & Register
Interpretation of Protein Variants and Genetic Architecture of Developmental Disorders
Join the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for their upcoming seminar titled "Interpretation of Protein Variants and Genetic Architecture of Developmental Disorders" by Dr. Yufeng Shen from Columbia University. 

February 8, 4:00 PM | Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Ave, 6th Floor, Bob Bell Atrium
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 & 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 & Register 
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 & 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 & 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 & Register
University of Toronto Teaching Opportunity for Postdocs
The MSC1010/1011H Seminar Series course in Translational Research is recruiting postdocs to help facilitate presentation groups for Institute of Medical Science (IMS) students at the University of Toronto. 

Register by February 9 | More Information & Sign Up
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 & 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 & Apply
KRESCENT Postdoctoral Fellowship
The KRESCENT program post-doctoral fellowship is an "in-training" award designed to attract and foster young investigators to initiate and/or continue their work in kidney research. 

February 20 | More Information & 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 & 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 & Apply

Congratulations Ivan Kosik on being featured in Photonics Focus!
Ivan Kosik is a postdoctoral researcher at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center, working in Dr. Brian Wilson's lab. Ivan works with clinicians developing optical and acoustic imaging technology for guiding minimally invasive and nanotechnology enabled cancer therapy alternatives, with the goal of reducing need for conventional surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

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