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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 
Lunch + Learn: Introducing the Blindness and Low Vision Research Institute
Join for a lunch and learn with Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, UHN alum and VP Research & International Affairs and Chief Accessibility Officer at the CNIB. 

February 8, 11:30 AM, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute University Ave, 2nd Floor Auditorium | RSVP | Zoom Link
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 
From Postdoc to Research Faculty Crash Course: Interviewing & Chalk Talks
This course will provide postdocs with comprehensive support as they embark on their journey toward securing a research faculty position. The next session will cover the process and how to prepare for interviews as well as advice and tips on how to give an effective chalk talk. 

February 8, 2:00 PM, Mount Sinai Hospital | More Information & 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 & Book an Appointment
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
Ethics and AI in Healthcare Work Journal Club
Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Bell, the Ethics and AI in Healthcare Work Journal Club will be discussing a recent paper titled "More Process, Less Principles: The Ethics of Deploying AI and Robotics in Medicine". 

February 6, 11:00 AM | More Information & Register
Introduction to Scoping Reviews
This session will enable participants to explore concepts related to scoping reviews and will equip participants with the knowledge and tools required to successfully plan for and undertake a scoping review.

February 7, 11:00 AM | More Information & 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
Moving the Needle: Woman at the Forefront of Science
From groundbreaking discoveries to heading top research institutes, join the Women's College Hospital for a panel of leading female scientists who will showcase what it means to move the needle in STEM. 

February 9, 10:00 AM | More Information & Register
Paths in Pharma, and How Your Skills as a Scientist Can Translate into Success
Join the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute's Research Training Centre for a career discussion with Dr. Brandon Panaro, a Medical Science Liaison with Eli Lily Canada Inc. 

February 13, 12:00 PM | Mount Sinai Hospital, Cooper Center, 60 Murray St., 3rd Floor Rm. L3-900 | RSVP to
LSCDS Mini Networking Night - Medical Affairs
Join the Life Sciences Career Development Syndicate (LSCDS) for their upcoming Mini Networking Night. This event will consist of three breakout room discussions and opening networking with professionals in the field of Medical Affairs. 

February 15, 6:00 PM | 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 
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
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
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 Fatemeh Mohabatpour on receiving the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) Postdoctoral Research Award!
Dr. Fatemeh Mohabatpour is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Karoubi’s lab at TGHRI. Fatemeh is working on generating bioengineered tracheal grafts for transplantation using human-induced pluripotent stem cells-derived airway epithelial cells.

Every month UHN STEM Pathways recognizes the outreach work of our volunteers. For January we acknowledge the contributions of Shaghayegh (Shay) Chavoshian. Shay is a research trainee at KITE who has been an essential member of our outreach team. She has helped with both virtual and in-person programming, teaching youth about cardio-respiratory disease and engineering in healthcare. Shay has also become a key part of our lab tours, showing youth the ongoing research at KITE. We are grateful to have her on the team!

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