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UHNPA Game Night
Join the UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA) for their upcoming game night at Snakes & Lattes College on March 14, 2024.

Register by March 12 | More Information & Register
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. 

March 13, 11:30 AM, KDT 5KD430
March 21, 1:00 PM, TRI 12-026
March 22, 10:30 AM, Zoom (Register for the link here)
More Information 
From Postdoc to Research Faculty Crash Course: Negotiations
This course will provide postdocs with comprehensive support as they embark on their journey toward securing a research faculty position. This fifth session will cover the best practices and strategies on how to most effectively negotiate your first academic faculty job. 

March 19, 1:00 PM | Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave, 18th Floor Auditorium | More Information & Register
Mastering Your Future: Careers with an MSc
This engaging and informative career panel and networking session will help you explore the career possibilities with an MSc from successful professionals across various sectors, which include science communications, research, commercialization, and biotech.

March 21, 1:00 PM | Donnelly Centre, Red Room | More Information & Register
Developing Effective Mentorship Skills
Delivered in two interactive, in-person sessions, this program is an opportunity for UHN graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to enhance their skills to prepare for mentoring summer research students.  

April 8 and 15, 2:00 PM | More Information & Apply
Lead Host Position - Seeds of Science Podcast
The Seeds of Science Podcast team is looking for new hosts to lead and work with editors to record the next season of the podcast. 

March 31 | More Information & Apply
Sustainability in Research
To kick off Earth Month, join us to learn from experts on how to incorporate sustainability practices into your lives at home and in research. 

April 2, 2:00 PM | More Information & Register
Immune-Mediated Mechanisms of Tissue Adaptation and Maladaptation
Join Medicine by Design and McEwen Stem Cell Institute for the Global Speaker Series with Dr. Shruti Naik from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. 

March 12, 12:00 PM | More Information & Register
2024 World Sleep Day: Sleep Equity for Global Health
Join KITE to learn about sleep health, sleep equity, and how to advance research, policy, and practice to promote personal and community health for all. 

March 14, 1:00 PM | KITE-Toronto Rehab at UHN, 550 University Ave., 2nd Floor Auditorium | Register 
Study Design: Phase III Clinical Trials
Join for an in-depth discussion of phase III clinical trials, including design, randomization, sample size calculations, commonly used endpoints, and how to handle multiple endpoints. 

March 15, 11:00 AM | More Information & Register
UHN Research Networking Panel for Early Researchers and Trainees
Join the UHN Research IDEA Committee for an interactive session designed for UHN researchers and trainees, focusing on the strategic steps towards advancing both individual career paths and the collective pursuit of excellence in research. 

March 19, 12:00 PM | More Information & Register
Women in Science Seminar Series: Growing Up in Science
Curious about the paths women leaders have taken to reach their current positions? Join to learn the stories behind those impressive CVs. The panel of speakers will openly share their experiences, discussing the challenges they've overcome on their journeys in academia, medicine, and industry!

March 20, 4:30 PM | University College Room UC244 | More Information & Register
EPIC Science Writing Workshop
Presented by the Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC) Trainee Advisory Committee, this workshop will focus on how to write about science in a way that's accessible and engaging for lay audiences.

March 21, 5:30 PM | Register
The Postdoc Academy: Succeeding as a Postdoc
Using inclusive, active-learning approaches, participants will build skills to find success as a postdoc, draft an actionable career plan, develop resilience, and work effectively in an intercultural environment. 

Begins March 18 | More Information & Enroll
2024 Summer Student Position with Dr. Sita Bhella
Dr. Sita Bhella is hiring a summer student who will be helping look at the results of a multi-centre Canadian prospective observational study examining the humoral immunity results of patients with hematologic malignancies who underwent COVID-19 vaccination.

March 22 | More Information & Apply
Jay and Sari Sonshine Centre Summer Studentship Award
The Summer Studentship Award is a $5,000,12-week summer research award for undergraduate, postgraduate, or health professional degree program students pursuing summer research in the area of quality improvement and clinical practice around brain care and health to improve current stroke prevention initiatives, interventions, and programs. 

March 31 | More Information & Apply
The Ted Rogers Centre Education Fund
The Ted Rogers Centre Education Fund supports PhD students and Postdoctoral Researchers (PDR) pursuing or validating novel ideas that have high translation and commercialization potential. Awards are valued at $20,000 (PhD) and $40,000 (PDR).

April 1 | More Information & Apply
CAN TAP TALENT Travel Awards
The CAN TAP TALENT Travel Awards provide up to $2500 in funding to enable trainees and clinical research professionals to attend a clinical research conference or academic conference between May 1, 2024, and September 30, 2024. 

April 15 | More Information & Apply
Training Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Arthritis Society of Canada Training Postdoctoral Fellowship supports 50% (up to $20,000 annually) of the salary of postdoctoral researchers conducting innovative arthritis research. 

April 16, 5:00 PM | More Information & Apply
Award graphic with the name of the award at the top (ORT Conference Award). In the middle is a photo of Ranga wearing a tan blazer with a computer screen with colourful microscopy images in the background. At the bottom of the graphic is the recipiets full name, their UHN position, and UHN affiliation.

Congratulations to Dr. Rangarajan Sambathkumar on receiving an ORT Conference Award!

Rangarajan is a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Cristina Nostro's lab at the McEwen Stem Cell Institute. Ranga's research focuses on genome engineering approaches aimed at gaining insights into the functionality of stem cell-derived beta-like cells.

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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