May 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 May Issue:

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

New centre at UHN pursues development of neurotechnologies that will improve brain health.
An underutilized tool for the scientific community.
Thank you, Peter Munk
Honouring one of Canada’s extraordinary benefactors.
What is osteoarthritis?
A past, present and future view of this degenerative joint disease.
Tackling Diabetes
Discovering novel treatments to combat diabetes.
Cancer Epigenetics
Highlighting developments in cancer therapies.
Developments in Spine Care
This conference brought together experts to discuss key areas of spine care.
Cancer's Multiple Faces
Learning about the complexities of cancer and its treatments.

Upcoming Events and Funding Calendar

Month of May


May is Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer month and across UHN, your colleagues are building teams and registering to get their colour on and support cancer research at Princess Margaret.

For info, click here.

June 13


Mitacs Elevate is accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral funding. Successful candidates will receive $60,000/year and engage in a collaborative project with a non-academic partner.

For info, click here. 

June 26


Want to get a head start on your grant proposal but not sure where to begin? Attend this workshop and learn how to effectively communicate your research findings to maximize the success of your project.

For info, click here.

June 29


On behalf of University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, ORT is pleased to administer the OSOTF Graduate Fellowship to support UHN research trainees in the field of neurosciences.

For info, click here. 

August 14


Genome editing with CRISPR/Cas is revolutionizing biotechnology. In this course, learners will discover many of the applications for CRISPR/Cas and gain hands-on experience editing DNA.

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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