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.

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 Trainee Funding Competitions

ACHRI is accepting applications for the following competitions: 

  • Aisha Rea Fellowship in Vasculitis: Deadline extended to Monday, July 4, 2022
  • Trainee Conference Travel and Research Visit Awards: Deadline June 1, 2022 for travel to conferences/ workshops that occur after June 1, 2022

Please see our Trainee Funding page for details on these competitions.


Child Health and Wellness Seminars

Join us on Mondays from 8:30– 9:30 am for seminars featuring local and international speakers from our seven Child Health and Wellness programs. For details and to register, please visit ACHRI's Events Calendar.


MITACS Fellowship Info Session

May 25, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Find out how to leverage the substantial funding potential of MITACS in this 1-hour session by MITACS representative, Sarah Topps. She will be talking about MITACS Accelerate and Elevate opportunities for postdocs and their supervisors in the Cumming School of Medicine. This info session will go in-depth about industry partners and how to find them, as well as the two upcoming competitions.

Register now

Note, the deadline for the upcoming competition is June 30, 2022.


Trainee Course: Principles of Biostatistics 

This course is offered by UCalgary’s One Health in collaboration with the University of Calgary Biostatistics Centre this spring (May-June). The course is comprised of two sections:

Section 1: Fundamentals of Biostatistics, will serve as a fundamental foundation for participants to understand the basic concepts of biostatistics with a focus on statistical testing in research studies.

Section 2: Applied Statistical Modelling for Data Analysis in R, will cover basics of applied statistical modelling. 

Please register soon, as enrollment is limited. Please note that upon successful completion of the course, ACHRI-affiliated trainees will be eligible to apply for reimbursement from ACHRI for the course fee. Please contact us at for details.


Mitacs Training Courses

Mitacs is excited to share that they have updated their course portfolio to respond to modern learning preferences, and better align content with the competencies required by industry partners and employers. Follow the link for details. 


Mental Health during COVID-19

If you are experiencing increased anxiety, fear and stress related to COVID-19, UCalgary has some excellent tips and mental health resources for students, staff and faculty.


Resources for Trainees



Other Training 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.

ACHRIthe Owerko CentreHBILibin, McCaig and Snyder Institutes have teamed up to provide summer students with outstanding opportunities and resources to enrich your summer research experience. Register with us to be added to the mailing list and receive the latest information on the upcoming summer workshops and activities!