September 2018
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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

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

Welcome to UHN
Are you a new UHN trainee? Here’s what you need to know.
UHN’s 2018 Vanier Scholars
This year, 7 UHN trainees received the prestigious Vanier scholarship.
2018 Postdoc Appreciation Week
September 17–21 marked the ninth annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week.
MBP Summer Student Poster Day
This annual day gives summer students the opportunity to present and discuss their work.
ORT Travel Award Winners
The ORT congratulates the recipients of the July 2018 ORT Travel Award.
OSOTF Graduate Fellowship
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 OSOTF Unilever/Lipton Graduate Fellowship Winners.
Vision Science
Strides made in vision research.
American Thoracic Society
Latest developments in respiratory and sleep research.
Occupational Therapy
Research and clinical practice in occupational therapy.
Precision Medicine in Cancer
Successes and challenges with precision medicine in cancer.
September 30, 2018
The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides researchers with $6,000 to support their student's research collaboration with a university aboard.

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October 15, 2018
PM Fellowship
The Princess Margaret Postdoctoral Fellowship Award competition is now open. If you are interested in applying, please register by the listed date.

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October 22, 2018
Career Development
Insight Fellow Programs
The Insight Programs are tuition-free fellowships for graduating PhD students and Postdocs looking for careers in areas such as data science. Applications are now open for those looking for positions in January 2019.

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October 24, 2018
Drug Discovery Bootcamp
If you are doing translational research that enables innovative medicines for patients, then this FREE session is for you! To register or learn more, see below.

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October 31, 2018
Vanier Scholars
Applications are now being accepted for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program. Valued at $50,000 for three years, this award helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.

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The ORT Times is brought to you by UHN's Office of Research Trainees. Some images adapted from, Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia.
*The views expressed in the articles in this newsletter are not necessarily those of UHN or ORT*