February 2018

Welcome to The ORT Times

UHN Research The UHN Office of Research Trainees (ORT) Times is a monthly e-newsletter for UHN trainees that features articles about trainee life, tips on career development, and research training opportunities within and outside of UHN. For additional info and past issues of The ORT Times, go to uhntrainees.ca.

Highlights from the February issue:

Linda Penn, PhD
Director, UHN Office of Research Trainees (ORT)
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

NASA’s Kepler Mission
Extreme lifeforms in the universe may be more common than realized.
Fibrosis: Friend or Foe?
Research developments ‘shed’ light on the molecular mechanism of tissue fibrosis.
10,000 PhDs: Where Are They Now?
Tracking the outcomes of 10,000 PhD graduates from the University of Toronto.
Toronto Rehab Research Day
Showcasing IMPACT at its finest.
Cancer Immunotherapy
Experts discussed the latest developments in cancer immunotherapy.
Developments in Spinal Cord Research
Discussing the past, present and future of spinal cord research.
Pillars of Cancer Treatment
This conference highlighted the strides taken in cancer treatment.
Discovering Cellular Circuitry
One focus of this conference was discussing the latest findings in cellular circuitry.

Upcoming Events and Funding Calendar

Mar 05


The ORT offers a limited number of travel awards to enable research graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to participate in national or international conferences.

For info, click here.

Mar 09


Brain Injury Canada has put out a Call for Abstracts for their national brain injury conference in Ottawa, October 18 & 19. If you are conducting your research in the area of brain injury, then this conference is for you.

For info, click here.

Mar 12


GSK DPac presents an opportunity for researchers and their trainees to work closely with GSK drug discovery experts to translate research into medicine that benefits patients

For info, click here.

Mar 16


ORT presents a resume webinar hosted by Isaiah Hankel, CEO Cheeky Scientist. Learn how to strategically network your way into a referral, then to an interview and then into a job offer.

For info, click here.

Mar 20


ORT presents the second iteration of the UHN Trainee Lecture Workshop. This event will introduce attendees to a range of bioinformatics tools and skills.

For info, click here.

*The views expressed in the articles in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the UHN or ORT*

Please contact the ORT Coordinator
University Health Network

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