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Creating an outstanding, internationally-recognized training environment for tomorrow’s biomedical and health researchers to flourish.

Welcome to the Research Training Centre! Our goal at the RTC is to provide you with an excellent training experience, one where you can reach your full potential as a researcher. Our website will help you navigate trainee life and has links to numerous resources here at St. Michael’s and beyond. For example, if you’re a basic science trainee housed at the Keenan Research Centre (KRC), check out the many training opportunities offered by the Core Facilities team. If you’re a clinical researcher at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, there are links to resources like the Research Ethics Board, software tutorials, and so forth. If you’re a Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) there are links specific to your unique training needs. Please bookmark our ‘Events and Announcements’ page for updates on trainee-relevant events and other information, such as scholarship deadlines, the trainee seminars series, and workshops.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Research Training Centre (RTC) is part of the larger Research Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital, which is comprised of the Keenan Research Centre for Basic Science (KRCBS) and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (LKSKI). The RTC seeks to provide a stimulating research training program and to create a nationally and internationally recognized training environment for future scientists. By bringing together expertise in translational scientific and applied health services research, the RTC works with trainees and the broader research community to support and advance their research training experiences.

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For detailed information please refer to the Graduate Student Registration page. Please contact rtc@smh.ca or Dalbir Singh@unityhealth.to if you have questions.

The LKSKI (dry bench) seminars take place on Wednesdays from 12 – 1 pm. The KRCBS-RTC (wet bench) seminars will be part of the unified KRCBS seminar series, which consists of weekly seminars on Fridays at 1 – 2pm, featuring KRCBS and iBEST PIs and trainees (1/month), and visiting scientists. All trainees are encouraged to attend these seminars that provide an excellent learning and networking opportunity. Trainees can showcase their research and get feedback from experienced scientists, research staff and peers. Detailed information and our upcoming schedule of seminars can be found here.

The Research Training Center is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to support research trainees at the LKSKI and KRCBS. The aim of these awards is to provide a partial salary support to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows registered with the RTC in order to help them to perform research and obtain a degree through their work. More info on the RTC Scholarship, our Travel Award, and others can be found here.

Mental health and wellness support is an essential part of our work in supporting trainees at SMH. For resources and other information please refer to our Trainee Support page.