RTC Express

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019


Please register to attend any of the sessions below:

Vivarium Facility Orientation

May 21st, 12:00-2:00pm

Core Clinic: How to Use Rotary Microtomes

May 21st, LKS 666, 1:00-3:00pm

Bio safety Training Session

May 23rd, LKS 240, 8:00-12:00pm

Core Clinic: How to Use Cryostat

May 23rd, LKS 666, 1:00-3:00pm

 Mouse Handling Course

May 24th, 10:30-1:30pm



Please email hslibrary@smh.ca to register for any of the sessions below:

Excel Intermediate

May 21st,  LKS 353, 12:00-1:30pm

Master Microsoft Word

May 23rd,  LKS 353, 12:00-1:00pm


SMH Seminars

Patient and public involvement in health care and research – the UK experience

May 22nd,  LKS 241, 1:30-2:30pm

Connecting inflammation and fibrosis: The ins and outs of tubular claudin regulation

May 24th,  LKS 216, 1:00-2:00pm

Committee Meetings & Defenses

May 30th,  LKS 241, 10:00-12:00pm

GTA RTC Seminars

Transient Epileptic Amnesia: Memory disturbances in TIME

May 21st,  Baycrest, Classroom ABC, 2:30-3:30pm

Task-state functional brain networks detectable with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

May 23rd,  Baycrest, Classroom ABC, 2:30-3:30pm

IMS Scientific Day

Congratulations to our RTC trainees who participated at this year’s IMS Scientific Day at the University of Toronto!

Lina Elfaki – Alan Wu Poster Competition Winner

Benjamin Markowitz (former trainee, 2018) –  Whiteside Award for outstanding scholarly contributions by an MSc student

RTC Seminars

Seminar attendance is now tracked and rewarded

Fc gamma receptor blockade as a therapeutic maneuver for immune cytopenias

Presented by Peter Norris

Supervisor: Dr. Alan Lazarus

TNF alpha-induced Claudin-3 expression regulation in kidney tubular epithelial cells

Presented by Shaista Anwer

Supervisor: Dr. Katalin Szaszi


May 31st, LKS 211, 1:00-2:00pm

Pizza lunch will be served.

Interested in presenting at an upcoming seminar? Email rtc@smh.ca.


iBEST Symposium

The 2019 iBEST Symposium will be on June 14th, 2019 from 9 am – 5 pm (register here). Our annual research conference showcases highlights in biomedical research from a diverse array of clinicians, scientists, engineering students and external partners.

iBEST Expo (12:00 pm – 1:30 pm)

The iBEST Expo showcases the research capacity at Ryerson University / St. Michael’s Hospital as well as highlight our industry, government and community partners. This is the place for researchers to showcase their research programs (not projects) and methodologies to encourage cross-disciplinary research.

Request a Booth

If you/your organization are interested in an exhibition space, please fill out the google form.

Questions? Email ibest@ryerson.ca.

Spatial and Language Discordance in Accessing Physicians among Older Immigrants in Toronto: Identifying Barriers, Facilitators and Interventions

June 14th, Ryerson University, 8:30-2:30pm

The symposium aims to bring together community members, community organizations, healthcare practitioners, policy makers, researchers and student trainees to reflect on current understandings of issues and strategies, related to addressing the challenges older immigrants’ face in accessing physicians and other essential healthcare including mental healthcare services. Please see attached invitation for more information.

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Humans of St. Michael’s 

The “Humans of St. Michael’s” series is featuring the stories and experiences of trainees, scientists, healthcare professionals, and other members of the St. Michael’s Hospital community. Follow us on instagram @huamnsofstmichaelshospital.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact: Tiffany Ni (nit@smh.ca) or Hening Sun (hening.sun@mail.utoronto.ca) to schedule a time for photos!

Shared on behalf of the SRSA

SRSA Student Survey

Calling all research students! Complete our survey to help SRSA understand your needs and be entered in a draw for a Starbucks gift card!

Contact us at stmichaels.srsa@gmail.com if you have questions!


Upcoming Funding Opportunities

RTC Travel Awards

Please apply for the next round starting October 1st, 2019.


External Opportunities

Funding Opportunities Description Who can apply Amount & Duration Deadline
Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE Program)The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program supports the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad through the development of innovative training programs.Post Doctoral Fellow
$1.65M for 1-2 years
LOI Deadline : May 1, 2019

Application Deadline : September 22, 2019
Scholar AwardsThe award offers three funding opportunities for hematology researchers.
Post Doctoral Fellow
Various amounts up to 2/3 years
LOI Deadline : May 1, 2019

Application Deadline : August 1, 2019
Clara Mayo GrantsThe Clara Mayo Grant program was set up to support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome.MSc
Up to $1,000 for 1 year
May 15, 2019
AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards in Technology and Aging (2019)AGE-WELL NCE is a national research network whose goal is to accelerate innovation in the field of technology and aging in order to improve the quality of life of older adults and caregivers and produce economic and social impact for the benefit of Canadians and the global community.
MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows
various for 1 year
May 24, 2019
Asthma Canada-CAAIF Bastable-Potts and Goran-Enhorning Graduate Student Research Awards in Early-onset and Late-onset AsthmaAsthma Canada is the only national, volunteer-driven charity, solely devoted to enhancing the quality of life for
people living with asthma and respiratory allergies. For more than 40 years, Asthma Canada has proudly
served as the national voice for Canadians living with asthma. We empower patients with evidence-based
information, education programs and support asthma research in Canada. Our vision at Asthma Canada is a
future without asthma.
$20,000 for 1 year
May 31, 2019
S. Leonard Syme Training Fellowships in Work and HealthThe fellowships are for early-career researchers at the master's or doctoral level intending to study work and health. Preference is given to candidates whose research interests include: prevention of work-related injury and illness; understanding the social determinants of health and illness in work environments; prevention and management of work disability; or evaluating workplace interventions to improve health.MSc, PhD
June 6, 2019
Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS)The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) program supports high-caliber Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences abroad.
MSc, PhD
$6,000 for 1 year
June 10, 2019
WCC Rising Star AwardThe WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding women scientists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.
Post Doctoral Fellow
$1,000 for 1 year
June 15, 2019
Mitacs Elevate - Professional Development for Postdoctoral FellowsMitacs Elevate is a two-year training program for postdoctoral fellows, in which participants lead and undertake an industrially relevant research project.Post Doctoral Fellow$120,000CAD for 2 years
June 19, 2019
Future LeadersThis scheme provide funds to support future leaders of research into the causes and treatment of brain tumours
Post Doctoral Fellow
£1,660,000GBP for 3 years
June 24, 2019
Research Fellow Award ProgramThe Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks proposals for the MMRF 2019 Research Fellow Award Program, an initiative supporting researchers in the multiple myeloma field.Post Doctoral Fellow
Up to $75,000 USD for 1 year
June 24, 2019
Baxter Young Investigator AwardsBaxter touches the lives of millions of people around the world every day. Our products and therapies can be found throughout hospitals and clinics – from the ER to the OR, from the pharmacy to the ICU – as well as advancing patients’ care in their homes.
MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows
$500-$3000 for 1 year
June 30, 2019
Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human RightsThe prize will be awarded to the winner of an interdisciplinary writing competition on international human rights and gender. The prize is made possible by a donation from University of Texas linguistics professor Robert King in honor of the work of Audre Rapoport, who has spent many hours dedicated to the advancement of women in the United States and internationally, particularly on issues of reproductive health.
MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows
Upper $1,000USD for 1 year
July 1, 2019
Promoting Talents Across BordersThe Fellowship Program consists of five scholarship programs that offer tailored financial support.
MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellowsvarious for 1 yearJuly 14, 2019
Jacquot Research Entry Scholarships in NephrologyThe purpose of the scholarship is to to provide stipend support for Fellows or trainees in Nephrology to undertake a research higher degree.
MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows
$45,000 aud for 1 year
July 15, 2019
Robert and Elizabeth Albert Travel GrantThe purpose of the grant is to provide support for the purposes of furthering international collaboration in research. Funds are to be used to allow for travel to appropriate centres overseas.
MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows
$10,000AUD for 1 year
July 22, 2019
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Clinical Training GrantsThe purpose of this RFA is to cross-train post-doctoral researchers in testing and refining artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms using learning health care system data and/or multiple longitudinal data sources to improve our understanding of all data related to precision medicine.
Post Doctoral Fellow
Upper $100,000USD for 2 years
July 26, 2019
Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP): ASRP/AGE-WELL Doctoral Award /Postdoctoral FellowshipThe ASRP provides grants and awards to support Canadian studies that promise new insights into causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
PhD, Postdoctoral Fellows
$56,500-$113,000 for 2 years
November 9, 2019
Master's Award: Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's Awards are intended to provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a Master's degree in a health related field at a Canadian institution.MSc, PhD
$17,500 for 1 year
December 3, 2019
UICC Technical Fellowships (UICC-TF)UICC's mission is to unite the cancer community, to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.
Post Doctoral Fellow
$3,400 USD for 1 year
December 31, 2019
MitacsUp to 200 senior undergraduate and graduate student, as well as postdoctoral fellows from the university can participate in research exchanges through the Globalinks Research Award pathway. Faculty at U of T and an international university from a partner country will jointly supervise research projects.PhD or Post Doctoral Fellow
$6,000 for 12-24 Weeks
3 months prior to arriving at host University
TalentEdge Fellowship Program (TFP)Support for Ontario PhD graduates and post-doctoral fellows to work on industry-driven R&D projects in all sectors
PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow
$35,000-$70,000 for 1 year

Apply now for the End of Grant Knowledge Translation Online Course for Researchers, Trainees and Others

This flexible online course gives researchers and trainees the knowledge and skills to design an effective End of Grant KT plan. Move through the course at your own pace with the opportunity for coaching by KT experts. Apply now as we review applications on a rolling basis. Read more

Please contact Melissa Courvoisier for more information.

Science Management Symposium @CAN-CAN 2019

May 22, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (123 Queen St W), 8:30-12:00pm

The landscape of scientific research is changing. Today’s researchers need to participate in large-scale collaborations, obtain and manage funding, share data, publish, and undertake knowledge translation activities in order to be successful. As per these increasing demands, Science Management is now a vital piece of the environment. This panel discussion will host area experts whom have extensive experience with management in a science setting. Our goal is to motivate participants to regard Science Management as an essential component to their research workflow and begin to integrate project management techniques and tools into their regular practice

Register here

Message shared on behalf of Yunjo Lee.


ComSciConCAN 2019

July 18-20 , McMaster University

ComSciConCAN is Canada’s first national science communication workshop for graduate students. This unique professional development program aims to help the next generation of leaders in STEM fields develop the skills needed to communicate their research and ideas to their peers, experts in other fields, policy makers, and the general public.

Read more

Message on behalf of Dr. Sharmistha Mishra.