March 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

Highlights from the March Issue:

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

Women in Research: Then and Now
Reviewing the gender gap that exists in medical research.
Q & A with Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan
Sharing insights on her career and research, plus advice for aspiring women in science.
Landscape of Women’s Health Research
Change is on the horizon.

ORT Travel Award Winners
Congratulations to the latest recipients of the ORT Travel Award.
Society for Hand Surgery
Experts discuss the latest research in hand and wrist surgery.
Canadian Cancer Research Conference
This conference provided a platform to discuss the advancement of cancer research in Canada.
Cancer Epigenetics
The latest developments in the field of epigenetics.
Multiple Sclerosis Research
This conference highlighted the strides made in multiple sclerosis research.

Upcoming Events and Funding Calendar

Apr 02


he Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports young scientists at leading research centers around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology.

For info, click here.

Apr 04


UHN’s Teaching for Learning and Collaboration (TLC) presents “Managing the Teaching Session”. This workshop will discuss how to best facilitate a learning session.

For info, click here.

Apr 09


NCI Frontiers in Targeting MYC: Expression, Regulation and Degradation is a two-day symposium that will bring together the Myc community to discuss the progress and issues in targeting Myc.

For info, click here.

Apr 14


Please join UHN colleagues at Toronto’s March for Science! Bring your friends & families and join us and other citizens in cities all over the world as we march in solidarity to celebrate science.

For info, click here.

Apr 20


ORT presents a networking webinar hosted by Isaiah Hankel, CEO Cheeky Scientist. In this workshop, learn how to strategically network your way into a referral, then to an interview and then into a job offer.

For info, click here.

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

Please contact the ORT Coordinator
University Health Network

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