Trainees and Awards
The Owerko Centre supports the training of students at the undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral levels.
Summer Student Workshop Series 2020
This summer, the Owerko Centre, in partnership with ACHRI and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, is pleased to offer a compelling series of workshops for our summer students. Regardless of their source of summer funding, students are welcome to participate in these workshops. The workshops will be offered in an online format during the June - August 2020 period and run for between 60-90 minutes.
The workshop topics and dates are as follows:
Summer student workshop series kick-off - June 3 starting at 1:00-2:30pm
How to prepare a literature review - June 17 starting at 1:00-2:30pm
How to effectively design an experiment - July 2 starting at 1:00-2:30pm
What you need to know about biostatistics - July 15 starting at 1:00-2:30pm
How to create an academic abstract - July 29 from starting at 1:00-2:30pm
Effective verbal academic communications - Aug 12 starting at 1:00-2:30pm
Effective visual academic communications - Aug 19 starting at 1:00-2:30pm
We also have some great resources to share if you are a summer student. Hosted through the Cumming School of Medicine website, summer students can access key information like accessing the community Slack workspace, the summer student handbook, and other great resources. You can access them here: https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/research-institutes/institutes/summer-students-home
To register or learn more about the the annual Summer Student Symposium, click here: https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/summer-student-symposium
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can register for our summer studentship program here: Summer Student Registration
Thank you to all who submitted an application for the 2019/2020 Owerko Centre Trainee Awards. After a very competitive selection process, we were able to determine winners in the three award categories listed below.
Owerko Centre Trainee Development Award
This award provides an opportunity for Owerko Centre graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to receive further training in new methods and techniques that will enhance their research skills and projects. The award winners will pursue additional training opportunities in the areas listed below their names.
Elizabeth Baker, PhD
Improving Child and Youth Health Outcomes Through Translational Research
Supervisor: Dr. Deinera Exner-Cortens
Gillian England-Mason, PhD
Advanced Statistical Training in Structural Equation Modelling (SEM)
Supervisor: Dr. Deborah Dewey
Advanced Statistical Techniques for Eye-Tracking Research
Supervisor: Dr. Susan Graham
Training on the Simple Interactions Tool to Improve Parent-Child Interaction Assessments for Children Exposed to Early Adversity
Supervisor: Dr. Nicole Letourneau
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.
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.
Paper title: "Reduced white matter fiber density in Autism Spectrum Disorder"
Supervisor: Dr. Signe Bray