June 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 June Issue:

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

Welcome Dr. Kevin Smith
UHN’s new President and CEO plans to bring efficiencies and positive change to the institution.
Award Applications
Tips and tricks to improve the quality of your award applications.
The 18th Annual Krembil Research Day
Members of the Krembil Research Institute convene for a productive research day.
Building Entrepreneurs at UHN
Find out what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur at UHN.
Reproductive Sciences
Learning about emerging concepts and techniques in the field of reproductive sciences.
Mesothelioma Research
An international conference to discuss and learn about mesothelioma research.
Latest in Breast Cancer Research
This conference helped showcase the strides made in breast cancer research.
Canadian Neuroscience
Experts showcased the developments in the field of neuroscience.

Upcoming Events and Funding Calendar

June 28


Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s Innovation Acceleration Fund (IAF) is now accepting proposals from PM trainees who have innovative research ideas. The successful candidate will receive $250,000.

For info, click here.

July 03

Job Opportunity

Princess Margaret Cancer Center is seeking an efficient, detail-oriented individual with EndNote experience to assist with preparing and checking references for a large manuscript. To apply, send your resume to Nazek Abdelmutti@uhn.ca

July 06


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. 

July 26

Career Seminar

The ORT and the Transplantation Institute at the University of Toronto, bring together industry and academic experts to help showcase possible career opportunities for trainees with a science degree.

For info, click here. 

Sept 19


The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program is intended to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally; Applications are now open.

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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