Who is a graduate student?

DescriptionWill they receive academic credit?Are they paid by St. Michael's Hospital?If paid by St. Michael's Hospital - Type of tax slip:St. Michael's Hospital employee?
Graduate students must be registered in a recognized university Masters or PhD program and are at St. Michael's Hospital under a formal arrangement between the Hospital and the university. The graduate students are completing their graduate studies thesis/research while at St. Michael's, which is a requirement of their graduate studies education. Their university graduate studies thesis supervisor is a St. Michael's Hospital investigator. YesYes and no. Graduate students typically receive an annual stipend from either the university or St. Michael's Hospital directly. If the funds being used to pay the graduate student are held at St. Michael's Hospital, then the graduate student will be paid their stipend directly from St. Michael's Hospital. T4ANo

How to register:

Steps for supervisors

a) Complete the bar code identification form for your trainee
b) If your trainee will be receiving a stipend thought St. Michael’s (Unity Health Toronto) – please complete this email template.
c) Send your trainee the getting started package and have them complete the registration section.
d) Email the forms from steps a and b, as well as the trainee’s documents from step c) to Dalbir Singh (Dalbir.Singh@unityhealth.to) and the RTC (rtc@smh.ca)

COVID-19 Update

KRC trainees: If your trainee will be working in a lab onsite, please update your labs Return to Work Strategy Form. Please note that your new trainee must follow the same rules (assigned bench space and work time) to comply with the current level of occupancy of the lab (50%). Your renewed plan must be approved by the Task Force Floor Leads on your floor, and you must receive an official approval before your new trainee is allowed on site. Your trainee must send back the Safe Work Practices Contract and finish all the required training before they can start working onsite. Your biosafety permit also has to be updated to include your new trainee. Please contact Olivia Lavery Olivia.Lavery@unityhealth.to with questions about the process of obtaining permission for your trainee to work on site, and Steven Hayes steven.hayes@unithealth.to with questions about the biosafety training.   LKS trainees: please note that trainees will require explicit permission to be on site.  It is assumed that your trainee will be able to work from home during the current restrictions. If they need permission to come on site please follow the instructions on the microsite, under Onsite Permission: https://covid.unityhealth.to/research/clinical-community-research/

Important Note

If your trainee will not be working onsite, they should not pick up their ID badge or complete their immunizations at Corporate Health and Safety. If your trainee will be working onsite, they are required to pick up their ID badge and complete their immunizations (immunization check-ins are for trainees working directly with patients). These instructions will be sent to your trainee once they complete their getting started package.

Steps for trainees

a) Congratulations on your acceptance to your graduate program! Your next step is to get registered at the St. Michael’s Hospital Research Training Centre. Click here to access the getting started document. Review this document and complete the registration section. For international trainees, student and visitor, Immigration Canada is now requiring a new process for all foreign workers – Guide to completing Immigration Canada’s offer of employment

b) After you and your supervisor have completed the above steps and been onboarded, please fill out this form to register with the Research Training Centre. If you have questions please contact Sophie at rtc@smh.ca.

Note: If you are a new post-doctoral fellow, please view the Post-Doctoral Fellow page to register with the Research Training Centre.

New to Toronto?

Information for international trainees