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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
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 15, 1:00 PM, KDT 5KD430
February 23, 10:30 AM, Zoom (Register Here)
February 27, 11:00 AM, TRI 5-141
More Information 
Tips for Levelling up Your Presentation Skills
In this workshop, you will learn a strategy to hone your core message and deliver it with confidence and style that will engage your audiences and make them want to learn more. 

February 27, 2:00 PM | More Information & Register
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
Breaking into the Industry: Job Search Strategies
Join us to discover the art of internal skill and job assessment, elevate your personal brand through impactful tools like cover letters, resumes, and LinkedIn, and master the art of interview success with effective strategies! 

March 5 at 3:00 PM | More Information & Apply
LSCDS Mini Networking Night: Medical Affairs/Liaison & Consulting
Join the Life Sciences Career Development Syndicate (LSCDS) for their Mini-Networking night to meet professional guests from Gilead Sciences, Incyte, AstraZeneca, Deloitte, McKinsey & Company, and IQVIA on February 15.  

Register by February 13, 11:59 PM | More Information & Register
Women Breaking Glass Ceilings in STEM
Join the Diversity Institute at Toronto Metropolitan University for a panel of women who have broken the glass ceiling and will discuss success factors and barriers at the individual, organizational, and societal levels through their research. 

February 15, 1:00 PM | More Information & Register
Careers in Research Administration
Join the Medical Biophysics Career Development Association (MBPCDA) for a career seminar with Dr. Lisa Leung, Executive Director of the CANSTOREnergy NFRT-F Research Program at the University of Toronto. 

February 15, 4:00 PM | More Information & Register
Advanced Student Placement Integrating Research Education (ASPIRE) Program Information Sessions
Join us for a virtual or in-person information session to explore the Advanced Student Placement Integrating Research Education (ASPIRE) program at the Toronto General Hospital. Designed to provide senior secondary school students with early exposure to transplant research, ASPIRE offers a unique experiential learning opportunity over the summer break.

February 15, 5:00 PM, Virtual | Register
February 16, 5:00 PM, In-Person | Register 
Implementing Sex and Gender Considerations into Health Research Funding 
In this talk, Dr. Angela Kaida will discuss the importance of integrating sex and gender considerations in health research as well as how the CIHR's Institute of Gender and Health is leading to develop, implement, and evaluate policies for sex and gender considerations in funding applications. 

February 22, 12:00 PM | More Information & Register
Phase I & II Clinical Trials
Join Biostatistics @ UHN for an introduction to Phase I and II clinical trials and their designs, including an overview of key endpoints, commonly used dose escalation methods, and Simon's two-stage design. 

February 23, 11:00 AM | More Information & Register
Learn How to Host an Accessible and Inclusive Virtual Event
The UHN Research Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee invites you to attend an interactive seminar featuring Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Vice-President Research & International Affairs and Chief Accessibility Officer for the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind). Dr. Sukhai will share strategies, tools, and technologies to aid in increasing accessibility and inclusivity throughout the lifecycle of event planning.

February 23, 2:30 PM | Register
Media Training Webinar
This seminar offers advice on becoming message-driven when being interviewed. It includes instructions on how to structure powerful messages about your research, how to ensure control over interview content, and how to get your messages across. 

February 27, 1:00 PM | Register
How to Get Published - Turning Research Aspirations into Reality
Join Dr. Meghan Jendrysik as she shares her expertise in evaluating manuscripts for scientific merit and scope, understanding the publishing cycle, choosing the right journal, and working through the peer review process. 

February 28, 11:00 AM, In-Person at the Mitchener Auditorium - 222 St. Patrick Street or Online | Register
Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network Seminar Series
Join the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network (MOHCCN) and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Consortium for a discussion on ongoing work in precision oncology from MOHCCN partners and trainees. 

February 29, 1:00 PM | More Information & Register
New Venture Creation for a Healthier World
Join UHN for a virtual webinar on the basics of start-up company formation at UHN and the overview of our new venture creation model. 

March 5, 10:00 AM | More Information & 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 & 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
Moderna Canada Fellowship Program
The 2024 Moderna Canada Fellowship program aims to support novel research in the field of mRNA Science in a wide range of focus areas including general mRNA, COVID-19, delivery mechanisms by RNA to tissues/organs, and more!

Apply by February 29 | More Information & Apply
International Conference on Aging Innovation and Rehabilitation - Early Bird Registration
The early bird registration deadline is approaching for the 2024 International Conference on Aging Innovation and Rehabilitation on May 6 and 7. 

March 1 | More Information & Register
Explain It Like I'm 6: A Vaccine Education Contest
The Centre for Vaccine Preventable Disease (CVPD) and the Emerging Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC) have partnered together to host this vaccine education challenge. The goal of this challenge is to explain an aspect of vaccine science that is crucial and/or misunderstood in a way that a 6-year-old can understand. 

Contest closes March 1 | More Information & Submit
Transform HF Trainee Awards
The Transform HF Trainee Awards support University of Toronto Master's and PhD students conducting research in the areas of field-ready diagnostics, wearable and embedded sensors, data science innovation in heart failure prevention, treatment, or care, and digital health implementation. 

Apply March 18, 5:00 PM | More Information & Submit
Branch Out Neurological Foundation Graduate Award
The Branch Out Neurological Foundation Graduate Award is a matched salary-stipend award for graduate students conducting research in a NeuroCAM area. 

Apply March 29, 11:59 PM | More Information & Apply
Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research Education Fund Competition
The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research Education fund offers $20,000 to PhD students and $40,000 to Postdoctoral Researchers for projects related to heart failure. 

Apply April 1 | 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 Pallavi Mathur on receiving the Princess Margaret Postdoctoral Researcher Award!
Pallavi Mathur is a postdoctoral researcher at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in the lab of Dr. Robert Rottapel. Pallavi studies kinase signaling pathways regulating metastasis of High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer.

Share your accomplishments with us!
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Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Handbook
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