Upcoming Virtual Info Sessions For Our September 2020 Cohort

Upcoming Virtual Info Sessions For Our September 2020 Cohort

Despite the current situation the time to plan for the future is now.  Though it is clear that graduate program delivery and structure may change, learning how to translate health science into innovations that solve pragmatic problems is likely to be an even more desirable skillset.

The TRP has made some changes to its structure and delivery, for the 2020 Cohort in September in light of the COVID-19 landscape. Our focus remains on ensuring that our students make the most of their graduate experience. Join our info sessions to hear what’s in the works and how the TRP may work into your professional future.

Upcoming Info Sessions: 

These TRP information sessions are intended to allow prospective students to find out more about the program and for the program to learn about what prospective students are looking for. It is an opportunity to see whether your learning style and objectives align with the TRP approach.

These are small group intimate discussion sessions with the TRP Director and prospective students interested in learning more about the program. These are delivered in an online format and hosted via Zoom.

For more information or to register for an info session, please visit Here!

Program Admission – EXTENDED

Program Admission – EXTENDED

We live in uncertain times.

These times have been especially taxing on healthcare professionals and clinicians.  Some have had to adjust to significantly different workflows and entirely different responsibilities or roles–and many have had little time to breath much less consider what will happen in the fall when the “second wave” hits.

The TRP is intended to help people innovate, explore new opportunities, and to think outside the (new) normal.  To acknowledge requests from prospective students in the healthcare sector, to ensure that we are not limiting opportunities to qualified individuals, AND to acknowledge the current logistical challenges, the TRP will be extending our application deadline and adding a series of information sessions at varying times.

We will continue to review expressions of interest and applications from qualified prospective students until July 17th, 2020.

If you are looking for a professional graduate opportunity that will help you work on becoming a more innovative and creative problem-solver, an intrapreneur or a better Translational Researcher attend one of our Info Sessions or contact us to book an individual Consult.

If you have any questions, please do. not hesitate to contact us at trp@utoronto.ca

Keep safe.


Student Award in Technology and Aging

Student Award in Technology and Aging

AGE-WELL and the TRP are proud to announce the AGE-WELL TRP Graduate Student Award in Technology and Aging.  The purpose of this award is to encourage TRP students to focus on research aimed at understanding, advancing, encouraging and promoting education and research around accessible policies, services, and technologies that help older Canadians maintain their independence, health, and quality of life by increasing their safety and security, supporting independent living, and enhancing social participation.


Award Overview

Deadline:                                 July 1, 2020

Value/Duration:                       $5,000 per session for 2 consecutive sessions

Level of study:                         Master’s

Required Legal Status:            Domestic students (Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected persons) or International (valid study permit)


Applicants must:

  • Be registered or intend to register in the TRP on a full-time basis in 2020-2021
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Protected Persons or hold a valid study permit (International)
  • Have achieved at least B+ (or equivalent) in the last two completed years of study


To be eligible to hold the award, recipients:

  • Must register and remain enrolled as a full-time student at the TRP
  • Must remain in good standing at the TRP and to make satisfactory progress toward the completion of degree requirements.
  • Must register and complete the AGE-WELL EPIC Training and Development Program


Application Process

Applicants must submit the following to trp@utoronto.ca:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic Record (Up-to-date transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies (including those from U of T) must be scanned and combined as a single pdf file
    • Scanned unofficial, student-issued, or web transcripts are permitted
  • Letter of Interest
    • Must specify their interest in technology and aging
    • Provide a short summary of a potential capstone project idea in the area of technology and aging
Application Deadline – Extended **

Application Deadline – Extended **

Hello Applicants!


Due to the evolving uncertainties related to COVID-19, we have extended the application deadline for International applicants to June 1st, 2020 (Documentation deadline: June 15th, 2020).

The Translational Research Program is still open to answer any questions you may have regarding the program, application process, etc. Feel free to email us at trp@utoronto.ca or book a 1-on-1 consultation with a member of the admission committee here.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Thank you

TRP Team


Thinking outside the box: TRP-York U Podcast

Thinking outside the box: TRP-York U Podcast

Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | March 9, 2020

The healthcare field is undergoing rapid transformation. This change in tide has brought with it a slew of questions – how are things done, how should things be done, by whom, and what repercussions would this evolution bring forth?

These days, in health science, it seems like everyone is talking about “Translation”. It comes in numerous flavours and seldom does everyone at the table agree upon the meaning

We at the TRP believe that translation is the process of turning knowledge, observations, and discoveries into interventions (via application or commercialization) that positively impact the health of patients. Breakthrough scientific research is an indispensable cornerstone of healthcare. However, if this research never truly translates into the clinic, interventions that could improve patient health would never be found.  

We take a patient-centered approach to translation, to promote evidence-based interventions that are impactful to patients and help improve lives. Our philosophy at the TRP is to raise actionable questions and prepare individuals to translate observations into innovations.  

To extend our reach and have our message heard meaningfully, we collaborated with the New Horizon’s podcast team from York University. Their podcast on our program features our revered Dr. Richard Foty, Assistant Professor at the TRP; accomplished alumna Kathleen Mounce; and riveted student Andrew Wan.

Their captivating conversation covers aspects of what our program teaches, it’s unique framework, the journey of self-discovery and future prospects. Here’s a trailer with snippets of the engaging talk.

With your interest now piqued, watch the faculty video podcast and hear the alumna-student audio podcast to learn how you could become a part of our unique program that is more than just a degree.

Faculty Video Podcast

Alumna-Student Audio Podcast

Special Thanks: We would like to acknowledge the honest efforts and enthusiastic vigor of the New Horizon’s Podcast team from York University. We appreciate you covering a feature on our program and look forward to future collaboration. 

Disclaimer: The trailer, video, and audio of this podcast are the joint property of the University of Toronto and York University. No portion of the material may be reproduced without exclusive written permission from both parties involved.