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.

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 contact our office at

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


ACHRI STEP is currently accepting applications for the following competitions:

Please visit the ACHRI Trainee Funding page for more information. Please review terms of reference and application requirements before applying. Contact ACHRI STEP office with any questions at 





ACHRI STEP and HBI REALISE Workshop:  A Reader-Centred Approach to Clear and Effective Science Writing and Editing

November 21 and 27 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

This 14-hour workshop is an excellent opportunity for participants to strengthen their science writing and editing skills and become more confident and efficient writers. The workshop will be an engaging and comprehensive mix of mini-lectures and presentations, discussions, and individual and group practice.

Participants will review writing basics (e.g., grammar, punctuation, and mechanics); strengthen their ability to write clearly, concisely, and efficiently; learn some of the key strategies and tools that professional editors use; and leave with resources to help them continue to refine their writing skills. 

Enrollment in this workshop is limited. For more information click here. To apply, please download the application form and submit to


ACHRI Maternal Health Journal Club

Friday November 29, 2019 | 11:30 AM -1 PM, Foothills Hospital (main building), Room c400. Presenters: Natalie Scime and Liz Bering. To download the two papers that will be presented at the club, please click here and here. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Jill Vaughan ( for catering purposes. 

  1. Newsletters

    Postdoc Office Newsletter
    CSM Graduate Science Education Newsletter
    ACHRI Newsletter

  2. Training Activities, Workshops, and Events

    Communications Boot Camp Pt 1: Written Communication

    November 15 | 2 to 4 pm

    Join the GSE on November 15 for a workshop focused on written communication. Content will include tips on getting started, staying organized, how to format documents.


    Think Big: Are We Wired To Be Social?

    November 15 | 6 to 8 pm

    Join host Jay Ingram and experts from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and Faculty of Arts in a lively, interactive discussion about the social life of the brain.


    Mitacs - Practice Your Presentation Skills 1

    November 18 | 9 am to 5 pm

    In this one-day course, theory is introduced in short bursts and participants spend the majority of time practicing their presentation skills while receiving immediate feedback.


    Mitacs - Foundations of Project Management 2

    November 27 & 28 | 9 am to 5 pm

    This 2-day course provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to build on the principles of project management learned in Level I, while exploring key concepts in greater detail to further develop skills and knowledge in the area of project planning and management.


    Networking & Etiquette for Graduate Students

    November 29 | 2 to 3 pm

    Gain more confidence by learning what networking really is and how to best leverage your personality style.


    Libin International Trainee Symposium: Research is Better with Sex & Gender: February 4-5, 2020, Banff, Alberta. The CIHR’s Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) Sex and Gender Science Trainee Network at the University of Calgary, and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute are pleased to invite applications from trainees to participate in this two-day symposium. Attendees will get hands-on training from world-class experts and leave with a concrete plan for integrating sex and gender considerations into their current or proposed research projects. Get all the details and register today at Application deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019.   


    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.


    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!
    • Dates for Fall 2019:
      • September 27
      • October 11, 25
      • November 15, 29
      • December 6
    • To book: Go directly to this link or visit the dates listed above on the CareerLink event calendar
    • Questions? Email

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