Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award
The 2013 Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) will be held June 4-6, 2012 in Winnipeg. The aim of the CSHRF is to provide a venue for the networking, research exposure and recognition of Canada's most promising research trainees in the health sciences. While the primary component is the judged research poster competition (with associated, nationally recognized CIHR awards of excellence), value-added elements include tours of unique research facilities such as Health Canada’s National Virology Laboratory, student-led social events such as a tour of the NRC’s Institute for Biodiagnostics, dinner at the Lower Fort Garry National historic Site, a CIHR information session with leadership from the CIHR and a cross-disciplinary symposium on hot topics with internationally-recognized speakers. This year's symposium will be on "Big Science in Biomedicine."
Universities have been invited on nominate their top PhD students in health sciences for participation in the forum. A limited number of invited participants will also receive travel award funding from CIHR.
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PhD students in health sciences (defined as broadly as the mandate of the CIHR) are eligible to be nominated.
Students should contact their graduate program for information about applying.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies will collect nominations on behalf of UBC, to forward to the CSHRF Coordinator. Graduate programs are invited to nominate their top PhD students in health sciences to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Graduate programs may submit up to 5% of their PhD students in health sciences (for instance, if a program has 40 PhD students in health sciences, it could submit up to 2 nominees). Appropriate selection criteria are to be determined by the graduate programs. Please note that the symposium theme rotates from year to year and should not bias student selection.
Graduate programs are asked to submit the following by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 22, 2013: