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

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.  


ACHRI Trainee Funding Competitions

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, ACHRI is accepting applications for ACHRI Trainee Travel Awards and Research Visits on a rolling basis. Trainee can still access this funding if they attend virtual conferences or workshops. Please see our Trainee Funding page for details.


Child Health and Wellness Seminars

Starting September 2020, ACHRI kicked off the new Child Health and Wellness seminar series. These seminars take place virtually on Mondays from 8:30– 9:30 am, featuring local and international speakers from our seven Child Health and Wellness programs:

  • Care Transformation for Children
  • Child Brain & Mental Health
  • Child Health Data Science
  • Childhood Cancer & Blood Disorders
  • Healthy Children, Families & Communities
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Precision Medicine & Disease Mechanisms

For details on these seminars and to register, please visit ACHRI's Events Calendar.


Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) - Certificate Eligible Sessions

Tuesdays, 12 noon - 1:30 PM

Paper writing - Qualitative research | December 15
Dr. Gina Dimitropoulos, PhD

Please register by emailing

Other Training Opportunities on Campus

  1. Eyes High Postdoctoral Match-Funding Program


    The Eyes High Postdoctoral Match-Funding Program is designed to support UCalgary faculty to recruit and support outstanding postdoctoral scholars. This program will award partial salary support for postdocs who will be highly competitive for external awards and will help advance UCalgary’s strategic research and innovation plan. Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis.

    This funding is intended for individuals who will be new postdocs at UCalgary at the start of their appointment.

    Applications are to be submitted by the individual applying to be an Eyes High Postdoc, and not by their faculty supervisor.

    Deadlines: May 3, 2021

    For more information, please visit this page, or contact

  2. Career Services

    • Career Services Workshops: Various dates. Visit CareerLink for all offerings.
    • Did you know that Career Services offers one-on-one appointments? They 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 calendarQuestions? Email
  3. UCalgary Health Sciences Library

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

  4. MyGradSkills Online Training Hub

    You asked for skills training online and we listened! Check out our new webpages with strategies, tips, workshops and more to help you flourish in grad school and beyond. Topics range from wellness support to academic and research management.

  5. Continuing Education courses available to thesis-based graduate students

    In partnership with Continuing Education, the Faculty of Graduate Studies has created a unique opportunity for you to develop new skills, competencies and expertise. We’ve temporarily secured a limited number of seats in University of Calgary Continuing Education courses for current, thesis-based graduate students at no additional cost to you. Don’t miss out! Learn more about available courses and how to apply.

  6. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

    Postdoctoral Scholar Certificate in University Teaching 

    • 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.
  7. Workshop on Photo Editing: Capturing research images that wow your audience

    December 2, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Take your audience on a visual journey of your research with the learnings from this workshop. Topics include the rules of thirds, storytelling, cropping, exposure and more. All graduate students are welcome to attend, however the workshop is geared towards helping students prepare for the 2021 UCalgary Images of Research Competition. Learn more and register.

External Opportunities and Other 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.