Trainees and Awards

The Owerko Centre supports the training of students at the undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral levels.


2021 Summer Student Workshop Series

This summer, ACHRIthe Owerko CentreHBILibin and Snyder Institute have teamed up to provide summer students with outstanding opportunities and resources to enrich your summer research experience. We will be offering the following 7 exciting workshops:

  1. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  2. How to effectively design an experiment
  3. What you need to know about biostatistics
  4. How to create an academic abstract
  5. Effective verbal academic communication 
  6. Effective visual academic communication

For more information and to register, please click here.

Thank you to all who submitted an application for the 2020/2021 Owerko Centre Trainee Awards. After a very competitive selection process, we were able to determine winners in the two award categories listed below.

Owerko Centre Knowledge Dissemination and Engagement Award

This award recognizes individuals or groups who have developed community-oriented projects that showcase The Owerko Centre’s commitment to studying neurodevelopmental disorders and child mental health, in a creative and impactful way. This award encourages trainees and fellows to engage with the surrounding community and foster the broader public’s understanding of scientific research.

Shefali Rai

Shefali Rai

Project title: Co-Director of Community Engagement for Neuro Nexus 2020


Supervisor: Dr. Signe Bray

Owerko Centre Trainee Publication Award

This award recognizes trainees who have first authored papers focused on neurodevelopment and child mental health over a given year in an impactful and creative way.

Brae Anne McArthur

Brae Anne McArthur, PhD

Paper title: "Trajectories of screen use during early childhood: predictors and associated behavior and learning outcomes"


Supervisors: Dr. Sheri Madigan & Dr. Suzanne Tough

Sabine Soltani, PhD

Sabine Soltani, PhD

Paper title: "Attentional biases in pediatric chronic pain: An eye-tracking study assessing the nature of the bias and its relation to attentional control"


Supervisor: Dr. Melanie Noel