Bringing together Ontario’s next generation of cancer researchers

Rising Stars is a pan-Ontario network for students and trainees working in cancer research at the graduate (master’s, PhD) and postdoctoral level. The Network facilitates events, workshops, seminars and awards to highlight trainee research and provide opportunities for trainees to collaborate, boost their skills, and strengthen their network.

Join Rising Stars to spark collaborations, strengthen your network and elevate the impact of your research.

Sign up for the network below to gain access to:

  • The Rising Stars Speaker Series featuring top trainee research;
  • Workshops on sought-after professional skills;
  • New funding opportunities for trainees (travel awards and scholarships);
  • Conference meet-ups and networking events;
  • The Rising Stars Mentorship kick start program; and
  • The latest local trainee research delivered right to your mailbox.

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2021 OICR Rising Stars Awards – Now accepting applications

The OICR Rising Stars Award aims to highlight world-class trainees and students across Ontario by supporting those who demonstrate leadership, community engagement and a high standard of scholarly achievement in cancer research. Eligible applications will be accepted until February 19, 2021.

OICR Rising Stars Award – Call for Applications

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