November 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

Personalized care for back pain
Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Raj Rampersaud is a ‘changemaker’ in health care.
Addressing trainee mental health
A new report from the University of Toronto discusses current data and resources.

Alumni Feature
Where are they today?
TGHRI Research Day 2018
Celebrating another year of research excellence.
Advances in Alzheimer’s Research
Understanding novel ways of detecting Alzheimer’s disease early.
Learning and Memory Research
Highlighting the recent shift in studying and understanding memory.
Latest in Cancer Research
Learning about the developments in the areas of cancer research.
American Diabetes Association
Experts and trainees discussed novel developments in diabetes research.
December 1, 2018
Graduate Scholarships
Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program are awarded to students who demonstrate research excellence in their undergraduate and early graduate studies. Applications are currently being accepted.

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December 15, 2018
Global Skills Development
Mitacs and German Academic Exchange Service have partnered to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research at eligible German institutions.

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December 15, 2018
STEM Leadership Program
Applications are now being accepted for the Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholarship program. Scholars will receive funding for up to two years with the possibility of renewal for an additional one or two years.

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February 09, 2019
Beyond Science Initiative
Beyond Sciences Initiative (BSI) is proud to announce the 4th Annual International Remote Conference: Science and Society taking place on February 9-10, 2019.

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