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ORT Conference Participation Award 
Due November 7, 5:00 PM  |  Information & Application
ORT Meet and Greet (Virtual drop-in social event)
November 2, 12:00 PM  |  Register
Building a Biotech Venture Program (info session)
November 3, 3:00 PM  |  Register
*To share upcoming events or opportunities with the UHN research community, please fill out this form or email

ORT Meet and Greet
November 2 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM 

The Office of Research Trainees (ORT) is hosting a virtual drop-in social event for UHN Trainees and Postdocs on Nov 2nd at 12:00 pm

Join us for conversation, games and the chance to meet your colleagues.

Let us know you're coming by registering here!

Upskill: How to Gain Professional Experience by Getting Involved
November 16 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM 

The ORT invites you to a panel Q&A and information sharing session on how to gain professional experience by getting involved. Experienced graduate students and postdocs will share their expertise and insights to help you make the most of your time at UHN.

This is a hybrid event. For details and to register, see here!

ORT Conference Participation Awards - Apply Now! 

Planning to attend a conference between January - April 2023? 

Apply for an ORT Conference Participation Award. You can receive up to $500 to be used for travel, accommodations or conference registration fees.

See here for details and to apply!


Zotero Fundamentals
November 2 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This introductory session will provide an overview of the Zotero citation management interface. The focus will be on showing you how to streamline the process of collecting, importing, exporting, and sharing your citations for papers and grants. 

Register here!

PM Seminar Series
November 3 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Haribabu Arthanari 

Title: The functional role of disordered section of proteins in mechanistic biology

Click here to join the meeting on Teams or attend in-person at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 6th floor Bob Bell Auditorium. 

Career Seminar: Online Networking
November 10 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Join the LSCDS and guest speaker Hannah Stevenson (a Career Educator at U of T) to discuss how to develop and communicate your professional identity online.

Register here!
Building Synergies between Academia and Industry
November 10 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

BiotechTO is hosting an in-person panel discussion and networking event with veterans in academia and industry to explore how we can work together to further scientific innovation in Canada. Learn more and register here

*This event is free for UHN trainees. Please email for the free registration code

Information Session: Building a Biotech Venture
November 3 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM 

Take your first steps toward entrepreneurship with the Building a Biotech Venture program, a program for trainees who are doing regenerative medicine- or precision medicine-related research in labs at U of T and the affiliated hospitals. 

Learn more and register to attend the info session here!

Funding Opportunity: Eric and Wendy Schmidt Postdoctoral Fellowship *Application deadline November 21 | 5:00 PM

This Fellowship aims to fund research and provide training in AI and related computational skills. Applicants must hold a degree in a natural sciences or engineering discipline and be associated with at least one primary supervisor with a status or budgetary appointment at the University of Toronto. 

Learn more and apply here

EUROIMMUN Internship and Awards Program
Apply by December 20th

The medical diagnostics company EUROIMMUN is launching an internship and awards program to support graduate students who aspire to be clinician scientists or medical diagnosis researchers.

The internship will consist of 2 to 3 months at EURIMMUN Canada or 2 to 4 weeks at EUROIMMUN Germany (in-person) doing specific EUROIMMUN diagnostic instruments training. This internship can be done virtually for some courses.

Learn more and apply by December 20th here.

Congratulations to Zhe "Tim" Wu on receiving an ORT Conference Participation Award!

Dr. Wu is a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Kamil Uludag's BRAIN-TO lab at Techna Institute. His research interest is fast imaging and motion correction methodologies for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Congratulations to Sofia Melliou on receiving an ORT Conference Participation Award!

Sofia is a PhD candidate in Dr. Phedias Diamandis' lab at the Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower. Sofia studies how protein signatures are changing during human brain development by creating mini 3D brain structures.

*To share your achievements with the UHN research community please fill out this form or email
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