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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 27, 11:00 AM, TRI 5-141
March 5, 10:00 AM, PMCRT 13-710
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
Peer-to-Peer Workshop: Understanding Personal Income Taxes
With tax day (April 30th) fast approaching, join us to learn how Canada's tax system works, when you are required to pay taxes, and some strategies you can implement when filing your taxes. 

March 18, 2:00 PM | More Information & Register
Coding Bootcamp: Python 101
Join us for our upcoming hands-on in-person workshop to learn foundational skills in programming in Python! Spots are limited!

March 20 & 27, 1:00 PM | More Information & Register
Navigating Dynamic Career Transitions: Insights from Varied Part-Time Roles & Strategies for Success
Join the Schroder Arthritis Institute for their upcoming Research Trainee & Staff Career Development Seminar with Dr. Tae Joon (TJ) Yi who will be discussing navigating career transitions. 

February 27, 9:00 AM | Zoom Link and Passcode: 413057
Job Search, Resume, and Interview Strategies
Join UHN Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant, Anthony Gob, to learn the most effective strategies to acquire gainful employment, along with dispelling some of the urban myths of job searching. 

February 27, 10:30 AM | Register
PiPER Community of Practice
The Pride in Patient Engagement in Research (PiPER) initiative is hosting a Community of Practice to discuss building trust between researchers, patient family partners, and the healthcare system.  

February 28, 12:00 PM | Zoom Link
Beyond Confocal Microscopy
Join the UHN Research & Innovation Cores for a webinar on confocal microscopy. Learn the "routine" optical microscopes and explore cutting-edge technologies and image analysis tools that may help you take your project to the next level. 

February 29, 10:00 AM | Register
Professional Development with Percipio @ UHN
Join to learn about the exciting professional development opportunities available to everyone at UHN using Percipio! This application has 1000's of offerings spanning different topics and skills which can be used for professional certification and recertification from multiple professional certification institutes. 

March 1, 12:00 PM | Register
Sustainability in Medical Imaging
Join the Medical Biophysics Eco Team to hear UHN's Dr. Kate Hanneman discuss methods to address environmental sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of medical imaging, including energy use and water contamination from contrast agents.

March 6, 5:30 PM, In-person at 610 University Ave, Room 6-604 or online | More Information & Register
DORA at UHN: Working Towards Better Assessments of Researcher Impact
This session will describe what UHN has done to align itself with Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) ideals, to improve how it assesses researchers. It will also address how these changes may affect researchers. 

March 7, 11:00 AM | More Information & Register
Differentiation Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Response and Resistance
Join the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre for their upcoming seminar with Dr. Eytan Stein from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

March 7, 4:00 PM | Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Ave, 6th Floor, Bob Bell Atrium
Travel Award - 2024 Summer Institute in Sex and Gender+ Science
The CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) is offering travel awards for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to participate at the CIHR-IGH 2024 Summer Institute to learn about methods and measures in sex and gender+ science in health research. 

March 1 | More Information & Apply
Summer Program in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (SPICE&B): Winter Edition
Are you interested in advancing your clinical research skills in biostatistics and epidemiology? Join the Ajmera Transplant Centre for their 10-week educational seminar series to learn from experts in clinical research, statistics, epidemiology, study methodology and design. 

Begins March 4 | More Information & Register
KITE Power Play Pitch Competition
Do you have an innovative concept or business in the healthcare space? The KITE Power Play Pitch Competition is a chance for entrepreneurs to present their concepts, prototypes and healthcare innovations for $50,000 in total prizes.

March 8 | More Information & Submit
CanHepC Trainee Fellowships
The CanHepC Fellowship supports transdisciplinary training and stipend support for MScs, PhDs, Postdocs and MDs to further trainee knowledge and understanding of hepatitis C. 

March 15 | More Information & Apply
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. 

March 18, 5:00 PM | More Information & Apply
SITC-Bristol Myers Squibb Postdoctoral Cancer Immunotherapy Translational Fellowship Award
This Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) award is two-year $200,000 award for an individual with a MD, PhD, or MD/PhD to further the research and translation of cancer immunotherapy. 

March 18 | More Information & Apply
Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship
The Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship provides long-term funding and an internship option for Master's and PhD students. Recipients can also access professional development training that helps them ensure project success and gain in-demand career skills. 

More Information & Apply

Congratulations Deborah Wenk on receiving a ORT Conference Award!
Deborah is a postdoctoral researcher in the Dr. Thomas Kislinger Proteomics Lab at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre where she applies her expertise in mass spectrometry to study biomarkers for the surveillance of high grade serous ovarian carcinoma.

Share your accomplishments with us!
Have you won an award? Published a paper? Attended to a cool conference? Let us know by filling out the ORT highlight form here to be featured in an upcoming newsletter or on social media!
Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Handbook
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