TRAINEE EDUCATION PROGRAM
The incredible scientific breakthroughs in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine require investment in translating our strengths in stem cell biology and bioengineering to ensure that the highly qualified and sought after trainees emerging from our academic institutions have opportunities to stay and work in Ontario. The Ontario team has well established and internationally reputed training programs for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, technicians and others.
- OIRM hosts workshops for trainees to develop both hard and soft skills. Visit the OIRM Workshops webpage for current opportunities.
- OIRM trainees can apply to be an OIRM Ambassador on the Communications Committee.
- Undergraduate and graduate (MSc and PhD) training with one of OIRM’s scientists
- OIRM's trainees can participate in the NSERC CREATE Graduate Training Programs:
- OIRM's trainees can enroll in the Training Program in Regenerative Medicine multi-disciplinary course MSC7000Y
- OIRM's trainees can also enroll in the new Tissue Injury, Repair and Regeneration course LMP1017H
- OIRM trainees can attend the OIRM Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Symposium which highlights OIRM's leading-edge research
- OIRM trainees have the opportunity to attend and present at the Till & McCulloch Meetings - Canada's go-to national stem cell meeting
- OIRM offers its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program with up to two awards available for 2017
- OIRM's Travel Award Program provides funds to support trainees while they present research at the Till & McCulloch Meetings (Canada's national stem cell meeting) and the meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)
OIRM's Education Series includes a range of leading-edge topics, available live in Toronto or via webcast
- External Seminar Series features distinguished speakers from around the world
- Stem Cell Rounds feature monthly seminars and debates within the fields of stem cell and bioengineering research, presented by OIRM scientists
- Translation Talks link stem cell biologists with clinicians doing translational work in regenerative medicine
TRAINEE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
OIRM Fellowship Award - Deadline to apply January 15, 2018
OIRM is seeking the very best candidate with the outstanding potential to be independent leaders in the stem cell and regenerative medicine community. The OIRM Fellowship Award is now open to basic research trainees (PhD), as well as, health professional trainees (MD, DVM and DDS).
This fellowship is valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years. Competition is open to both Canadian citizens and international students studying in Ontario. For more information on eligibility and how to apply visit Funding Opportunities.
OIRM Communications Committee - Deadline to apply November 30, 2017
OIRM is looking to recruit 6-8 trainees to serve on the OIRM Communications Committee as OIRM Ambassadors. In a minimum one-year term, Ambassadors will engage with the public both online and in person, as well as at research events to share information about stem cells and OIRM activities. More information and applications are availabe on the OIRM Communications Committee page.
TRAINEE TRAVEL AWARDS
Till and McCulloch Meeting- Trainee Travel Awards
OIRM is happy to support the following trainees with a travel award to support their attendance at TMM2017.
- Alexandria Afonso (Szabo Lab, McMaster University)
- Debasmita Bhattacharya (Scime Lab, York University)
- Natasha Chang (Rudniki Lab, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)
- Joshua Dierolf (Betts Lab, Universtiy of Western Ontario)
- Mirabelle Ho (Stewart Lab, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)
- Suria Jahan (Pineault Lab, Univerity of Ottawa)
- Pushpinder Kanda (Davis Lab, Ottawa Heart Institute)
- Miljan Kuljanin (Hess Lab, Universtiy of Western Ontario )
- Rohan Nabkarni (Draper Lab, McMaster University)
- Auturo Ortin Martinez (Wallace Lab, University of Toronto)
ISSCR 2018; OIRM Travel Award- Applications not yet open