ACHRI Research Trainees

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

Current Trainees

Trainees registered in ACHRI and currently supervised by an ACHRI member are welcome to access funding opportunities (scholarships, fellowship support, research-related travel) and trainee activities (workshops, courses, events).

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Future Trainees

ACHRI researchers offer a wide range of research training opportunities in basic, clinical, and population health sciences for students in all stages of their educational careers.

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ACHRI Trainee Association

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ACHRI Training and Education Committee

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ACHRI Trainee Bulletin


To keep our trainees and scholars up-to-date on training activities and funding opportunities in ACHRI and beyond, ACHRI sends out a bi-weekly newsletter. To be added to the ACHRI trainee mailing list, please register as an ACHRI trainee. 

ACHRI is pleased to partner with CSM institutes and other programs on campus - please check out their current offerings by clicking on links below:


Events and Seminars

For ACHRI Events, visit the ACHRI calendar.

For CSM workshops and training activities, visit the CSM Training Programs calendar.

  • GPDN 2022 Career Symposium Sponsorship
    • October 25 - 27, 2022
    • The Graduate and Postdoctoral Development Network is hosting the 3rd annual Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, aimed at professional development and career exploration. The symposium includes keynote addresses from David Mendes, PhD from Papa PhD and Dan Munro and Creig Lamb of Shift Insights as well as workshops from GPDN experts on topics including Career Storytelling, Using Informational Interviews, Showing your Value, and more. Full event details can be viewed hereIf you have questions, please email

Courses and Workshops

  • Course: MDCH 700 - Public and Patient Engagement in Health Research
    • Fall 2022, Mondays, 9am-12noon. Online
    • Interested in learning more about public and patient engagement in health research? Do you want to learn about how partnering with community can enrich and improve your research? This course provides a theoretical overview of patient and community engaged health research, and shares considerations for engaging patients and community members in health research projects. Students will also have many opportunities throughout the term to learn directly from many experts, including patient research partners, academic and clinician researchers and others working in the public and patient engagement space.
    • For more details, email Maria Santana:
  • AbSPORU Patient Engagement in Patient-Oriented Research Certificate Course
    • September 19 - December 2, 2022, Online
    • Engaging patients as research partners is fundamental to patient-oriented research (POR). The Patient Engagement in Patient-Oriented Research Certificate course introduces key concepts, methods, and strategies for engaging patients as partners. As research team members, patient partners help to shape research questions, actively collaborate on health research studies, contribute to knowledge translation, and more. By the end of this course, you will have created a patient engagement plan for a research project or research project idea that you bring with you to work on through this course.
    • This certificate course is part of the AbSPORU Leadership in Patient-Oriented Research Micro-credential. View course details and register here by September 12.
  • Mitacs Training CoursesMitacs Training provides professional skills development courses for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. 
    • In Fall 2021, Mitacs launched a brand-new professional development curriculum, to respond to modern learning preferences and better align content with the competencies required by industry partners and employers. The courses offered are Project and Time Management, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Networking Skills, Communication Skills, Career Planning, R&D Management, Leadership Skills, Writing and Presentation Skills.  The courses are available at no charge to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows currently registered at a Canadian university through the Mitacs learning management system, EDGE. Follow the link for details and to register. 


Trainee Funding Competitions

Please see our Trainee Funding page for details on trainee funding competitions.


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