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A photo of ORT Conference Awardee, Melanie Hammond Mobilio. The frame reads "Congratulations" along the top. Text under the photo identifies Melanie as a PhD student at the Institute for Education Research and a 2021 ORT Conference Grant Recipient.
Congratulations to 2021 ORT Conference Grant awardee, Melanie Hammond Mobilio. Melanie Hammond Mobilio is a PhD student and Research Coordinator in Carol-Anne Moulton's lab. She presented her research on surgical culture and education at the Association for Surgical Education. Her primary interest is people: how we work, how we think, and how we communicate. Congratulations, Melanie!
A graphic showing fireworks reading "Farewell 2021! Community Social" in large lettering. Underneath, it lists the date and time as Monday December 20th from 4-5 PM over Zoom. The ORT and UHN Postdoc associations are listed as hosts in the lower left corner.
ORT and UHNPA Community Social
December 20 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

The Office of Research Trainees and the UHN Postdoc Association invite all UHN trainees and staff to a virtual community social to celebrate the end of 2021!

Whether you want to meet new people at UHN Research, reconnect with existing friends, play gamesmake plans to get together, or just relax, this event will have something for you!!

The ORT will also be launching the UHN Trainees Slack workspace so that you can continue your conversations after the event!

More information and registration here.

A graphic for SickKids Research Institute's Research Connections: Frontiers in Imaging event with graphics of medical imagining and scans on it.
Research Connections: Frontiers in Imaging
December 7 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join this SickKids Research Institute seminar featuring talks by SickKid's Dr. Olivier Villemain, MD, PhD; Division of Cardiology, and Dr. Farzad Khalvati, MASc, PhD; Endowed Chair in Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Villemain's talk on ultrafast ultrasound imaging will describe a new medical imaging technology and explain why the processing and analysis stages are key for its clinical use. Dr. Khalvati's talk on machine learning in clinical practice will cover some of the applications of Machine Learning (ML) in Medical Imaging, with examples of how ML and quantitative methods can help to deliver precision medicine.

Access through Zoom here
Meeting ID: 964 6515 5377
Passcode: 402189
A graphic for the Vancouver-Victoria Chapter of S2BN's "Your Brand Matters Workshop" featuring photos of RBC speakers Kendra Coleman and Jovic Howland. The event is advertised for December 7, from 12:00-1:00 PM PST.

RBC x the Science to Business Network (S2BN): Your Brand Matters
December 7 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST

The Science to Business Network is proud to present the RBC Your Brand Matters Workshop. Join RBC's Kendra Coleman, Assistant Branch Manager and Advisor, and Jovic Howland, Senior Recruiter, for a workshop designed to help young adults build awareness of their brand and use it effectively throughout their careers. During this workshop, attendees will learn the fundamentals of a strong personal brand, first impression, professional presence, and elevator pitch.

More information here.

A poster for Unity Health's "How I Got Here: Personal Journeys Through Medicine" event. The poster advertises the event as happening on Tuesday Dec, 7 from 12 - 1 PM and names its guest speakers as Dr. Neera Gupta and Dr. Marisa Louridas.

Unity Health: Personal Journeys Through Medicine
December 7 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Unity Health invites you to an interview series featuring female physician leaders in academic medicine. Join guests Dr. Neeru Gupta, surgeon-scientist and Professor of Opthalmology and Vision Sciences and Chief of the Glaucoma Service at the University of Toronto, and Dr. Marisa Louridas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. This event will provide a personal glimpse into their career trajectories, what they learned along the way, and what advice they would impart to the future generation of physicians.

More information and registration here.
A photo of a smiling white woman with glasses next to text that reads "How to Get Clear on Your Career Path so you can Confidently Market Yourself for Jobs you Actually Want."
From PhD To Life: How to Get Clear on Your Career Path
December 9 | 12:00 PM 

Join this free live webinar for PhDs on how to confidently market yourself to achieve your career goals. During this webinar, participants will learn how to focus on what's important when job searching, how to choose a career path that fulfills you, and how to search strategically for jobs.

More information and registration here.
A graphic of milk being poured into a latte.

Science to Business Network (S2BN) A Coffee a Day: Tactics and Tools from Networking Experts
December 9 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM 

In this networking seminar, Kate Ethier, Assistant Branch Manager/Advisor, RBC Royal Bank and Denise Pereira, Senior Customer Success Manager, Ten Thousand Coffees, will help you identify your purpose for networking and how to approach these meetings. You will also learn best practices for initiating a "coffee chat" and how to get the most out of your informational interview.

More information and registration here.
The logo for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at UHN.

Princess Margaret Virtual Seminar Series:
December 9 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM 

The Virtual Princess Margaret Seminar Series presents a talk by Steve Cole, PhD. Dr. Cole will discuss "Neural Regulation of the Cancer Genome".

Access through MS Teams here.

The logo for the Life Sciences Career Development Society (LSCDS).

Life Sciences Career Development Society (LSCDS) Mini Networking Night 2: Consulting
December 9 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

LSCDS invites you to their second Mini Networking Night to meet experts in consulting. Join consultants from Klick Health, Shift Health, Boston Consulting Group, Throughline Strategy, ClearView Healthcare Partners, and ZS & Associates. This event is for anyone interested in learning more about consulting, networking, and the paths to success from some of the leaders in the field and will include an opportunity to ask questions about their roles and responsibilities!

Register here.

The Logo for Baycrests' Rotman Research Institute's Research Training Program.
Rotman Research Institute: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Research Environments
December 10 | 1:30 - 3:00 PM 

In this workshop, Dr. Nicole Kaniki, Director of EDI in Research and Innovation at the Office of Vice-President, Research and Innovation will provide a foundational understanding of the basic concepts of EDI, and how systems of oppression operate in academia. This session will discuss the challenges and barriers faculty, students, trainees and staff from underrepresented groups face in the research ecosystem which has led to the lack of diversity we see in these environments. Participants will be provided with principles and best practices of equity and inclusion, and how these can be embedded within the research environment.

More information and registration here.

A Banner for the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research "Heart Failure Symposium". The banner advertises the event as occuring on December 10 - 11, 2021 and that it is virtual.
The Ted Rogers Centre 2021 Heart Failure Symposium
December 10 - 11 

The 2021 Ted Rogers Centre Heart Failure Symposium welcomes all clinicians, investigators, trainees and interested parties to join its annual virtual meeting on Dec. 10-11, 2021. This cardiovascular conference blends clinical innovations with the latest scientific advances. Friday's symposium is research-focused on congenital heart disease, while Saturday's program is aimed at primary care practitioners and front-line healthcare professionals who manage patients with, or at risk of, heart failure.

Register here.

The logo for the University of Toronto Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS).

UofT's Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS): Working with Johnson & Johnson and JLABS
December 14 | 1:30 - 3:00 PM 

During this live virtual event, Johnson & Johnson Innovation speakers Dr. Jennifer Hamilton, Senior Director, Early Innovation Partnering, Johnson & Johnson Innovation (Canada) and Dr. Dozie Amuzie, Head, Johnson & Johnson will present their external academic collaboration model and walk you through how they work side-by-side with innovators throughout their journey, providing a robust exchange of ideas and resources to support their success. There will also be presentations from Liam Kaufman, CEO & Cofounder, Winterlight Labs, and Natalie Galant, CEO & Cofounder, Paradox Immunotherapeutics, members of U of T startups that are currently incubating or have recently graduated from JLABS@Toronto who will share their lived experiences.

More information and registration here.

A poster for Equator Canada's Publication School 2022 advertising that their course is virtual this year and will occur from January 31 to February 1,  2021 from 10 AM - 2 PM. Text on the poster also notes that "all accepted attendees will receive a full scholarship on attendance to the course" and to "Apply before December 10, 2021."
EQUATOR Canada Publication School 2022 
Apply by December 10

Course dates: January 31, 2022 - February 1, 2022
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (with breaks)

Do you want to learn more about publishing your research? All trainees, early career researchers, and patient or public partners involved in research and who want to learn more about the academic publication process and publication science are invited to register for the virtual  EQUATOR Canada Publication School! Come learn from experts in academic publishing, patient partners, journal editors, and researchers. All accepted attendees will receive a full scholarship to attend the course

More information here.
A banner for GMCA Busines Fundamentals course advertising its dates as January - April 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Wednesdays or Fridays.

GMCA: Business Fundamentals
Apply by December 20

Course dates: January - April 2022  | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday or Friday

GMCA: Business Fundamentals (formerly GMCA: mini-MBA) is a 10-week online course designed to provide graduate students and post-docs with an introduction to fundamental business concepts. Trainees will then apply concepts learned from the course directly to a business problem in a case competition judged by consultants and industry professionals! This is a great opportunity for trainees to collaboratively tackle real-life business challenges and receive constructive feedback from judges in the industry. 

Course details and application here.

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