ACHRI Research Trainees

As a research institute, ACHRI focuses not only on providing a sound research environment to its members, but also on creating innovative training initiatives to enhance the educational and research training experience at UCalgary and ACHRI.


ACHRI Trainee Weekly Post

To keep our trainees up-to-date on various relevant training activities and funding opportunities in our Institute and UCalgary, ACHRI sends out a weekly newsletter to registered ACHRI trainees and members. To be added to the ACHRI trainee mailing list, please register as an ACHRI trainee or contact our office at achri.training@ucalgary.ca.

Please see the ACHRI calendar for listings of current ACHRI events, open to members and trainees. Please see the CSM Training Programs calendar for listings of current workshops and training opportunities in ACHRI and other CSM institutes/programs.  

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Upcoming ACHRI Trainee Workshops:

Summer Student Workshop Series 2020

This summer, ACHRI, in partnership with the Owerko Centre and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), is pleased to offer a compelling series of workshops for summer students:

  • Summer student workshop series kick-off - June 3 @1:00pm
  • How to prepare a literature review - June 17 @ 1:00pm
  • How to effectively design an experiment - July 2 @ 1:00pm
  • What you need to know about biostatistics - July 15 @ 1:00pm
  • How to create an academic abstract - July 29 @ 1:00pm
  • Effective verbal academic communications - Aug 12 @ 1:00pm
  • Effective visual academic communications - Aug 19 @1:00pm

Please sign up for the summer student mailing list and register for these workshops here. Scroll down for more information and resources for summer students and supervisors.

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Conflict Resolution

June 9 | 9 am to 12 pm | Online via Zoom

Conflict itself is neither good nor bad, in fact, it can be a catalyst for dialogue and creativity. Successful people know this and learn to manage conflict effectively, turning it into an opportunity for growth and change. This workshop, facilitated by Terry Wasylak of The Career Clinic, will help participants identify their preferred conflict management mode, identify the best approach for each situation, and ultimately handle conflict in a positive and productive way.

Presented in partnership with HBI REALISE. Enrollment is limited, so register soon!

Please register here.

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Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP)

Is a new online learning platform, creo™, which provides training in some basic research method skills. To register for a free account with creo™, please click here. Note, creation of an account and completion of the modules is not a requirement for CCHCSP certification. Rather this is one of many optional tools CCHCSP would like to make available to our trainees, ensuring that each of you has access to training materials across all CCHCSP modules to help you become the best child health clinician scientist you can be.


Other Training Opportunities on Campus

Newsletters

ACHRI Newsletter

Postdoc Office Newsletter

CSM Graduate Science Education Newsletter
 

Training Activities, Workshops and Events

Wellness Webinars

During the summer, the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning and the Campus Mental Health Strategy are presenting a series of wellness webinars that will offer participants important mental health tools to help them work through the COVID-19 crisis:

Resilience during COVID-19 and beyond
June 23, 10:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Dr. Jennifer Thannhauser, Associate Director of Counselling, Student Wellness Services
Register here

Emotional wellness: Learning how to be attentive to both positive and negative feelings
July 21, 10:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Dr. Jacqueline Smith, assistant professor and director of mental health and wellness in the Faculty of Nursing 
Register here

Mindfulness as a coping strategy in times of crisis
Aug 11, 10:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Dr. Linda Carlson, professor, psychosocial oncology in the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine 
Register here

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BME Undergraduate Research Program

From May through August 2020, the BME undergraduate research program will host virtual enrichment sessions ranging from educational workshops on statistical methods, research techniques, and presentation skills as well as seminar notices and updates on the BME Summer Student Symposium, tentatively planned for mid-August. All students with biomedical engineering projects welcome! For more information and to sign up for program notices, visit:  http://eepurl.com/dtS4-n

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Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) 18th Annual Virtual Symposium

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Virtual (via Zoom)

This event will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Imogen R. Coe, the founding dean of the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University. Graduating trainees will present their work and reflections. All are welcome!

CLICK HERE to join the symposium.

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Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning: Postdoctoral Scholar Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

  • This certificate demonstrates that you have completed a comprehensive program in which you have cultivated a reflective, evidence-based and theoretically-informed approach to teaching and learning. More information.

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Career Services on Foothills Campus

  • Did you know that Career Services visits Foothills monthly to meet with graduate students? These one-on-one appointments are 45 minutes, and cover anything career-related, including career planning and exploration, resumes/CV/cover letter review, job search/networking, LinkedIn, interview preparation, AND MORE!
  • To book, visit CareerLink event calendar
  • Questions? Email stephanie.warner@ucalgary.ca

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Career Services Workshops

Various dates

Career Services  Workshops for Winter 2020 are now open for registration! Visit CareerLink for all offerings.

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UCalgary Health Sciences Library

Offers a series of training workshops on EndNote, literature searching, project management, systematic reviews and other topics. More information.


Summer Student Resources

ACHRI, the Owerko Centre and HBI have partnered to provide summer students with outstanding opportunities and resources to enrich their summer research experience:


Workshop Series

ACHRI, the Owerko Centre and HBI have partnered together to create a compelling workshop series that will complement every stage of your project from planning to presentation.

View the workshop calendar

Summer Student Handbook

This year we compiled additional resources that may be useful to summer students as they prepare to carry out their research in a virtual environment. This handbook will be made available next week.

Summer Student Journal Club

Critically evaluating literature both within and outside your field is a critical aspect of research. We’ve created regular journal clubs for all summer students. More details to come.

Collaborative Slack Workspace

To facilitate a sense of community and connectedness, we have created a Summer Student Slack workspace where students can socialize, ask questions, and share ideas. More details to come.

Central Summer Research Email

We’ve simplified! This year we will be managing our communications through a central email summer.research@ucalgary.ca. If you have any questions, please email us at this address.

Summer Student Symposium/Research Day

As always, we will end the summer with a full-day research symposium where your hard work will be showcased in the format of talks and poster presentations. More details to come.


External Opportunities and Other Resources

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Opportunities:

Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) has a new online learning platform, creo™, which provides training in some basic research method skills. To register for a free account with creo™, please click here. Note, creation of an account and completion of the modules is not a requirement for CCHCSP certification. Rather this is one of many optional tools CCHCSP would like to make available to our trainees, ensuring that each of you has access to training materials across all CCHCSP modules to help you become the best child health clinician scientist you can be.