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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ACHRI Summer Studentships 2020

We have great news to share: ACHRI summer studentships will continue this summer. We all recognize the value of summer studentships and are committed to providing excellent summer experiences for summer trainees. ACHRI  will award 10 ACHRI summer studentship awards, up to 5 ACHRI-BME awards and, of course, support ACHRI PIs across the university with our summer student workshops for summer 2020.

There will be some changes to the summer student format, due to the current COVID-19 situation and the restrictions that are currently in place by UCalgary. All summer students will, for now, work remotely and be part of your virtual research team. We recommend that supervisors make appropriate adjustments to incorporate summer students remotely to your teams. This will require mentoring from a distance and adjusting their research assignments accordingly.  New students will not be permitted to do work on campus while restrictions are in place, even in areas that have received Critical Research Designation.

ACHRI STEP committee is developing a list of potential ideas and resources to provide meaningful summer student experiences during COVID-19 as well as some tips and tricks on how to work in a virtual environment (links to tutorials on Zoom and other platforms). We will reach out with those resources in early April. As the situation with COVID evolves, we will collaborate with you to adjust your plans for summer students.

Please contact Julia Klenin with any questions regarding ACHRI Summer Studentships

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ACHRI TRAINEE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

ACHRI STEP is pleased to announce the following competitions for trainee funding:

  • ACHRI Clinical Research Fellowships - Deadline May 1, 2020
  • ACHRI Graduate Scholarships - Deadline May 1, 2020
  • ACHRI Postdoctoral Fellowships - Deadline May 1, 2020
  • ACHRI Trainee Small Research Grants - Deadline May 15, 2020

Detailed information and application forms for each award can be found on our Trainee Funding page. Please register as an ACHRI trainee to be eligible to apply for these and other ACHRI STEP awards.

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UPCOMING ACHRI TRAINEE WORKSHOPS:

The 2020 CCHCSP Certificate-Eligible Sessions

Partnered with ACHRI, CCHCSP is excited to offer a series of 2020 CCHCSP Certificate-eligible sessions in Calgary. All are welcome - trainees of any level, discipline and faculty.

Negotiating Your First Faculty Position; presented by Jim Kellner - POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020

Paper Writing - Qualitative Research; presented by Gina Dimitropoulos - POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020

Translational Research; presented by Graham Thompson - POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020

Regression Methods, Part 2; presented by Alberto Nettel-Aguirre - POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020

For more information or to register please contact Janet Wu
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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.

  1. NEWSLETTERS

    ACHRI Newsletter

    Postdoc Office Newsletter

    CSM Graduate Science Education Newsletter

  2. TRAINING ACTIVITIES, WORKSHOPS, AND EVENTS

     

    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.

  1. LINKS

    KT (Knowledge Translation) Newsletter

    Alberta SPOR Support Unit

  2. EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES, EVENTS, AND RESOURCES

    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.