Here you can find quick links to resources available to all TRP students

TRP Quick Links


The Translational Research Program is housed under the department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology.


Quercus is the new Learning management System for University of Toronto

If you are experiencing issues with Quercus, please contact


The purpose of the TRP Individual Development Plan (IDP) is to provide students the opportunity to set their personal, professional and academic development goals beyond the learning outlined by the program in the classroom. The IDP is a required component of the TRP that allows students to focus on personal and professional growth and development. The form can be found here

TRP students are expected to take 2 electives. You can find a list of electives taken, by previous TRP students,


TRP Student Handbook can be found here!

Important TRP Dates for 2020/2021

Sept 1 – TRP Orientation for the new cohort Day 1

Sept 3 – TRP Orientation for the new cohort Day 2

Sept 8 – TRP classes begin

Sept 11 – Registration deadline

Sept 21 – Final date to add full-year and fall session courses

Sept 30 – Tuition payment deadline for fall session to avoid service charges, except for those with permission to defer payment due to full funding package (e.g., major award, scholarship, teaching assistantships, tuition waiver)

Oct 12 – Thanksgiving Day (school closed)

Oct 19 – 23 – Fall Reading Week (no classes)

Nov 30 – Tuition payment deadline for winter session to avoid service charges, except for those with permission to defer payment due to full funding package (e.g., award, scholarship, teaching assistantships, tuition waiver)

Dec 10 – Last day of TRP classes for the fall semester

Dec 23 – University closed for winter holiday

         [WINTER BREAK]

Jan 4 – University re-opens

Jan 5 – TRP classes resume

Jan 18 – Final date to add winter session courses

Feb 15 – 19 – Winter Reading Week (no classes)

April 9 – Last day of TRP classes

         [SUMMER BREAK]

May 10 – Final date to enrol in May to June or May to August session courses 


Please find other important SGS session dates HERE!

UofT Quick Links


The University of Toronto offers a large variety of workshops and service, such as:

Graduate and Life Sciences Education advocate for graduate and undergraduate students and promotes innovative education in the heart of Canada’s largest health care research hub.

Student Life works to provide an opportunity for every student to actively participate in university life, find connection, community, and friendship, encounter new ways of thinking and being in the world; and experience leadership, independence, and success.

Some services include: Health and Wellness and the Career Centre 

The School of Graduate Studies oversees graduate admissions, fellowships, grants, academic employment, preparation for teaching, mentoring activities, professional development, academic progress and degree milestones.


Here you can find information such as:

SGS Calendar
Add/Drop Form
Leave of Absence Form
or Request other forms and letters  

Writing and Citation Resources


Library Workshops that provide you with a range of workshops teaching students various skills and tools.

U of T Academic Integrity Office: click here
This site offers a definition of and guidelines for academic integrity. Of particular interest is the Smart Strategies section which provides a comprehensive list of resources and advice. 

Writing in the Health Sciences: A Comprehensive Guide: click here!
This guide created by University of Toronto includes PDF help guides with examples for every aspect of academic health writing, from abstracts and annotated bibliographies to oral presentations and poster and presentation design.

Purdue Online Writing Lab: click here!
Guidance and examples for citing a variety of materials in a variety of academic writing styles.

UTL Citation Management Guide: click here!
This guide created by the Gerstein Science Information Library introduces concepts of citation and plagiarism, and provides an overview of the most often used citation management software (RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero). 

Graduate Centre for Academic Communication provides graduate students with advanced training in academic writing and speaking. GCAC offers give types of support designed to target the needs of both native and non-native speakers of English: non-credit courses, single-session workshops, individual writing consultations, writing intensives, and a list of additional resources for academic writing and speaking.

Gerstein Science Info Centre Virtual Help Desk: click here!
Contact the Gerstein Virtual Help Desk for assistance in accessing online and physical materials, research support and more.  
- Nabilah Juma, Cohort 2017

The TRP gives us an opportunity to hear from different discussants every week. It’s inspiring to interact with individuals who have so much experience to share, whether it’s their successes or failures.