Key dates

Mon. June 13, 2022

Time Brodie Atrium
09:00 - 13:30 Manitoba Health Research Poster Competition

Tues. June 14, 2022

Time Frederic Gaspard Theatre Joe Doupe Concourse Off campus
(location TBA)
11:00 - 12:00 Drewry lecture    
12:00 - 13:30   Drewry luncheon  
14:00 - 16:30 Career development workshop    
19:00 - 23:00     National welcome/orientation reception and social evening (organized by HSGSA)

Weds. June 15, 2022

Time Frederic Gaspard Theatre Brodie Atrium Joe Doupe Concourse Brodie Mezzanine Off campus
(locations TBA)
08:00 - 09:00         National student breakfast (Canad Inns gift card)
09:00 - 11:30   National research poster presentation   Health sciences career fair Student tours
11:30 - 12:00   National research poster presentation Luncheon Health sciences career fair Student tours
12:00 - 15:00   National research poster presentation   Health sciences career fair Student tours
15:00 - 15:30       Health sciences career fair Student tours
16:00 - 17:00 Lindau lecture        
18:30 - 22:30         Social evening at the Forks (organized by HSGSA)

Thurs. June 16, 2022

Time Frederic Gaspard Theatre Brodie Atrium Joe Doupe Concourse Off campus
(location TBA)
08:00 - 09:00     Symposium check-in and breakfast  
09:00 - 12:00 Gairdner symposium      
12:00 - 14:00   Luncheon and poster session    
14:00 - 16:30 Gairdner symposium      
16:30 - 17:15 National awards ceremony      
17:15 - 18:30        
18:30 - 22:00       Social evening (organized by HSGSA)

Fri. June 17, 2022

Time BSMB
202-206
BSMB
203 - 207
BSMB
208 - 210
BSMB
215 - 217
BSMB
216 - 218
BSMB
219 - 221
Off campus
(locations TBA)
08:00 - 09:00             National Student Breakfast (Canad Inns gift card)
09:00 - 10:15 Small group session Small group session Small group session Small group session Small group session    
10:15 - 10:45           Coffee break  
10:45 - 12:00 Small group session Small group session Small group session Small group session Small group session    

Mon. June 20, 2022

Time Frederic Gaspard Theatre
10:00 - 11:00 Manitoba Awards Ceremony

For your convenience, we have provided the agenda as a PDF in addition to the day-by-day schedules.

Agenda (PDF)

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2022 Gairdner Symposium

This year we are pleased to offer the Gairdner Symposium both in-person and virtually.

Please identify your preference upon registration.

Register now

 

Biographies

Zulfiqar Bhutta

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta is the founding director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health and the Institute of Global Health and Development, the Aga Khan University, as well as the Inaugural Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health, and Co-Director of SickKids’ Centre for Global Child Health.

He holds adjunct professorships at several Schools of Public Health including Johns Hopkins University, Harvard, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr. Bhutta leads large research groups based in Toronto, Karachi and Nairobi focused on, scaling up evidence-based community interventions, and implementing reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health interventions in humanitarian settings.

He is a fellow of the Royal Society, the 2021 IHME Roux Prize recipient for significant research contributions to women and child health and was awarded the John Dirks Canada Gairdner 2022 Global Health Award, one of the most prestigious global health awards.

Sheena Josselyn

Dr. Sheena Josselyn is a senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a professor in the departments of psychology and physiology at the University of Toronto. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Brain Mechanisms underlying Memory and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

She earned undergraduate degrees in psychology and life sciences and a master’s degree in clinical psychology at Queen’s University. She received a PhD in neuroscience/psychology from the University of Toronto and conducted post-doctoral work at Yale University and UCLA.

Dr. Josselyn’s awards include the Innovations in Psychopharmacology Award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the Effron Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Dr. Josselyn is interested in understanding how the brain encodes, stores and uses information. Her primary model organism is mice. However, several human disorders (ranging from autism spectrum disorder to Alzheimer’s disease) may stem from disrupted information processing. Therefore, this basic knowledge in mice is not only critical for understanding normal brain function, but also vital for the development of new treatment strategies for these disorders.

Mathieu Lupien

Dr. Mathieu Lupien is a senior scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre where he serves on the senior advisory group and the Research Council on Oncology. He is also a professor at the University of Toronto and holds a cross-appointment with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. 

Dr. Lupien’s research in chromatin and epigenetics has pioneered the study of the non-coding genome to identify the genetic determinants of oncogenesis and accelerate the development of chromatin and epigenetic-based precision medicine designed for cancer patients.

Dr. Lupien is a recipient of the Mona Gauthier Award, the Canadian Cancer Society Bernard and Francine Dorval Award for Excellence, is a two-time recipient of the Till and McCulloch Discovery of the Year award, a three-time recipient of the Investigator Award from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and co-founder of the CoBE ecosystem.

Dr. Lupien earned his PhD in experimental medicine at McGill University and carried out postdoctoral training in medical oncology as an Era of Hope fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School, followed by a PLDA at Harvard Business School.

Janet Rossant

Dr. Janet Rossant is senior scientist emeritus at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, university professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, and president and scientific director of the Gairdner Foundation. 

She is an internationally recognized developmental and stem cell biologist, exploring the biology of the early embryo and its stem cells and their applications to understanding and treating human disease. She has also been actively involved in ethics and public policy discussions around stem cell research and genetic modifications. She led the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children from 2005 to 2015. 

Dr. Rossant has received many honours and recognition for her work, including seven honorary degrees, and election to the Royal Societies of London and Canada and the US National Academy of Sciences. In 2018, she received the North American L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award and in 2021, the ISSCR Achievement Award.

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2022 Career development workshops

Join Dr. Nana Lee for an interactive professional development session on:

  1. reflection
  2. meaningful engagement and
  3. storytelling

To enhance your experience, please complete the individual development plan and bring a resume and cover letter to receive feedback on.

For tips on writing the resume and cover letter, view videos 11 and 12.

Biography

Dr. Nana Lee holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Toronto, a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan and was a visiting scholar at Whitehead (Broad) Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT.

Her roles in the biotechnology industry include senior research scientist for Ellipsis Biotherapeutics and senior research scientist, product manager and director of application science for DNA Software Inc.

She currently holds the position of director and assistant professor, teaching stream for both departments of biochemistry and immunology, director of mentorship and Graduate Professional Development (GPD) for Graduate & Life Sciences Education (GLSE), Temerty Faculty of Medicine and the lead for equity, diversity and inclusion committees.

She teaches curriculum-embedded GPD, Introduction to Graduate Studies, Design Thinking for Scientists, Teaching In Higher Education and advises numerous student initiatives.

She has presented to over 3,000 learners at numerous keynotes and conference sessions throughout the USA, Canada and Asia.

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 Lectures

Information on the 2022 lectures will be posted here. In the meantime, please enjoy the 2021 presentations below.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 National poster presentation

Overview

The National Poster Presentation will take place on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the University of Manitoba's Bannatyne campus, located at 727 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The deadline for both nomination and registration is March 15, 2022 (midnight, central time).

Eligibility

This event is open to all Canadian students enrolled in a health sciences program at the PhD level. Participation is by nomination only - you must be nominated by a graduate student administrator from your institution. Students from Manitoba will be selected from those participating in the Manitoba Poster Competition.

Consideration will be given to students who:

  • Are graduate students in health sciences (defined as broadly as the CIHR mandate) at a Canadian university
  • Have been nominated by the nomination deadline
  • Have registered by the registration deadline
  • Have submitted their abstract by the registration deadline

Note: We welcome posters from across the breadth of the CIHR mandate.

How to register

To register, follow the steps below. 

Step 1: Ensure your nominator has completed and submitted the nomination form.

Step 2: Download the Abstract Submission Form (PDF) and Photography Release Form (PDF).

Step 3: Cut and paste your abstract into the abstract submission form.

Step 4: Complete the registration form and upload the completed abstract submission form and photography release form.

Step 5: Check your email frequently for updates including speaker information, specific event registration and judging schedules. 

Important: please add srforum@umanitoba.ca to your spam filters to ensure they do not end up in your junk folder.

Format

This event has been planned to take place in person following the format outlined below. Alternative arrangements have been made if this is not possible.

Participants will present a poster (no larger than 4 feet x 4 feet) to showcase their research. 

Poster numbers will be assigned to participants once registration has closed. Participants are invited to mount their poster at their corresponding number upon arrival to the forum and orally present their research to the judges at the scheduled judging time on June 15.

Each participant will be assigned a 15-minute judging slot – 10 minutes for presentation and five minutes for Q&A. Please be sure not to exceed your 10 minutes of presentation time or the judges may not be able to ask all of their questions as the judging schedule is very tight.

Judging criteria

Please keep in mind, the judges are most likely not experts in your specific area of research. The topics covered in this competition are very broad and logistically it would be impossible to provide close expertise for all presenters. However, the judges have been selected based on their success as scientists in their respective fields and their broader knowledge of science. As with any presentation, the audience must be taken into account and the information delivered accordingly.

Participants will be judged on:

  • Organization
  • Clarity of presentation, including:
    • background
    • hypothesis/research question(s)
    • methods (eg. study design and analysis technique)
    • results
    • conclusion
  • Visual appearance of your presentation
  • Defense of results

Awards

Please join us at the National Awards Ceremony taking place on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Frederic Gaspard Theatre where we will announce the results of the poster competition.

Monday, June 13, 2022 Manitoba poster competition

Overview

The Manitoba Poster Presentation will take place on Monday, June 13, 2022 at the University of Manitoba's Bannatyne campus, located at 727 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The deadline for registration is March 15, 2022 (midnight, central time).

Eligibility

This event is open to Manitoba students enrolled in a health sciences program at the graduate level. 

Consideration will be given to students who:

  • Have registered by the registration deadline
  • Have submitted their abstract by the registration deadline

Note: We welcome posters from across the breadth of the CIHR mandate.

How to register

To register, follow the steps below. 

Step 1: Download the Abstract Submission Form (PDF) and Photography Release Form (PDF).

Step 2: Cut and paste your abstract into the abstract submission form.

Step 3: Complete the registration form and upload the completed abstract submission form and photography release form.

Step 4: Check your email frequently for updates including speaker information, specific event registration and judging schedules. 

Important: please add srforum@umanitoba.ca to your spam filters to ensure they do not end up in your junk folder.

Format

This event has been planned to take place in person following the format outlined below. Alternative arrangements have been made if this is not possible.

Participants will present a poster (no larger than 4 feet x 4 feet) to showcase their research. 

Poster numbers will be assigned to participants once registration has closed. Participants are invited to mount their poster at their corresponding number upon arrival to the forum and orally present their research to the judges at the scheduled judging time on June 13.

Each participant will be assigned a 15-minute judging slot – 10 minutes for presentation and five minutes for Q&A. Please be sure not to exceed your 10 minutes of presentation time or the judges may not be able to ask all of their questions as the judging schedule is very tight.

Judging criteria

Please keep in mind, the judges are most likely not experts in your specific area of research. The topics covered in this competition are very broad and logistically it would be impossible to provide close expertise for all presenters. However, the judges have been selected based on their success as scientists in their respective fields and their broader knowledge of science. As with any presentation, the audience must be taken into account and the information delivered accordingly.

Participants will be judged on:

  • Organization
  • Clarity of presentation, including:
    • background
    • hypothesis/research question(s)
    • methods (eg. study design and analysis technique)
    • results
    • conclusion
  • Visual appearance of your presentation
  • Defense of results

Awards

The top-rated participants from this event will move on to the National Poster Presentation taking place on June 15, 2022. Participants will be notified by end of day on June 13, 2022.

Award Ceremony

Please join us at the Manitoba Awards Ceremony taking place on Monday, June 20, 2022 in Frederic Gaspard Theatre where we will announce the results of the poster competition as well as the winners of the CSHRF Major Awards, Oncology Awards, and Young Investigator Awards, among others! 

Friday, June 17, 2022 Awards

Graduate students are invited to apply for the awards below. To be eligible, you must be conducting research while completing your program at the University of Manitoba.

Caroline A. Cope Award for Excellence in Oncology Research

An endowment fund was established at the University of Manitoba through a bequest from Ms. Caroline A. Cope to support students demonstrating excellence in cancer research.

Terms of reference

How to apply

Your completed application should include the following documentation, organized in the following order and submitted as ONE PDF file (except photo), in the following order:

  1. Application form
  2. Description of your proposed research or ongoing research (max. 500 words)
  3. Curriculum vitae (Research Manitoba format)
  4. Digital photo of yourself suitable for use in the presentation of award (high resolution preferred, .5-1 MB). Photo should be attached with your application as a separate file.
  5. Reference letters from professors at a post-secondary institution.
    • Letters shall clearly outline the merits of the applicant’s research and also briefly describe other merits of the student.
    • Applicants should submit a maximum of two (2) reference letters.
    • Reference letters should be submitted to srforum@umanitoba.ca directly from the referee’s email address.

Submission

Email application to srforum@umanitoba.ca

Deadline

Friday, April 1, 2022

Important

  • Paper submissions will not be accepted
  • Late applications will not be accepted
  • This award is classified as a scholarship. As such, only students continuing on with their program are eligible to apply.

Dr. Forough Khadem Major Award

The Dr. Forough Khadem Major Award is provided by the Health Sciences Graduate Students’ Association (HSGSA) in conjunction with the Max Rady College of Medicine. This award recognizes graduate students who have
demonstrated both scientific excellence and qualities of leadership by making outstanding contributions to our community.

Terms of reference

How to apply

Your completed application should include the following documentation, organized in the following order and submitted as ONE PDF file (except photo), in the following order:

  1. Application form
  2. Description of your proposed research or ongoing research (max. 500 words)
  3. Curriculum vitae (Research Manitoba format)
  4. Description of your leadership experience in our community through formal or informal roles (max. 500 words)
  5. Digital photo of yourself suitable for use in the presentation of award (high resolution preferred, .5-1 MB). Photo should be attached with your application as a separate file.

Reference letters are also required:

  • Applicants should submit a maximum of two (2) reference letters.
  • At least one letter must be from a professor that supports your scientific excellence and involvement with our community
  • Reference letters should be submitted to srforum@umanitoba.ca directly from the referee’s email address.

Submission

Email application to srforum@umanitoba.ca

Deadline

Friday, April 1, 2022 at noon

Emil and Lynette Hain Scholarship for Oncology Research

Mr. Emil Hain (B.Sc.(C.E.)/59) and Mrs. Lynette Hain have established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba, with an initial gift of $25,000 in 2010. The purpose of the award is to support students undertaking oncology research.

Terms of reference

How to apply

Your completed application should include the following documentation, organized in the following order and submitted as ONE PDF file (except photo), in the following order:

  1. Application form
  2. Description of your proposed research or ongoing research (max. 500 words)
  3. Curriculum vitae (Research Manitoba format)
  4. Digital photo of yourself suitable for use in the presentation of award (high resolution preferred, .5-1 MB). Photo should be attached with your application as a separate file.
  5. Reference letters from professors at a post-secondary institution.
    • Letters shall clearly outline the merits of the applicant’s research and also briefly describe other merits of the student.
    • Applicants should submit a maximum of two (2) reference letters.
    • Reference letters should be submitted to srforum@umanitoba.ca directly from the referee’s email address.

Submission

Email application to srforum@umanitoba.ca

Deadline

Friday, April 1, 2022

Important

  • Paper submissions will not be accepted
  • Late applications will not be accepted
  • This award is classified as a scholarship. As such, only students continuing on with their program are eligible to apply.

Major Student Research Awards

CSHRF offers Major Student Research Awards to open to graduate students performing research in multiple subject areas. To be eligible, you must be  enrolled in a master's or PhD students at the University of Manitoba. Subject areas are listed in the terms of reference.

These awards are made possible thanks to the generosity of the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, the Health Sciences Centre Foundation Inc., the St. Boniface Research Foundation, Emergent BioSolutions, and the Manitoba Medical Services Foundation.

Winners will be announced at the CSHRF Manitoba Awards Ceremony. Please be aware that these awards are separate from those awarded for presentation at the CSHRF event.

Terms of reference

How to apply

Your completed application should include the following documentation, organized in the order below. 

Items #1 – 5 should be submitted as one pdf file, #6 and #7 (if available) should be attached as separate files.

  1. Application form
  2. Cover letter summarizing your research accomplishments (max. 750 words)
  3. Abstract of thesis, if available. If a thesis is not available, submit a summary of your research (max. three pages double spaced)
  4. Curriculum vitae (Research Manitoba format). You may also submit one additional page with any other information you deem relevant to the application (optional).
  5. Publications
    • Full text of up to three papers (published, submitted or in press) and only the first page (author listing) of all others.
    • If submitted or in press, a copy of the manuscript and acknowledgement of submission/acceptance should be included.
    • Applications must state their role in/contribution to each publication listed.
  6. Digital photo of yourself suitable for use in the presentation of award (high resolution preferred, .5-1 MB). Photo should be attached with your application as a separate file.
  7. Thesis, if completed. Submit by email to srforum@umanitoba.ca as a separate pdf file.
  8. Letters of support by applicant’s advisor and any other individual knowledge of the applicant’s research.
    • Letters shall clearly outline the merits of the applicant’s research and also briefly describe other merits of the student.
    • Applicants should submit a maximum of two (2) reference letters.
    • Reference letters should be submitted to srforum@umanitoba.ca directly from the referee’s email address.

Submission

Email application to srforum@umanitoba.ca

Deadline

Friday, April 1, 2022

Important:

  • Paper applications/reference letters will not be accepted
  • Late applications will not be accepted
  • Students who are within 12 – 18 months of graduating their research program are eligible to apply
  • Master's students are not eligible for PhD awards

Right Honourable Don Mazankowski Award for Excellence in Oncology Research

An endowment fund of $12,500 has been established at the University of Manitoba through a contribution from the Don Mazankowski Scholarship Foundation.

Terms of reference

How to apply

Your completed application should include the following documentation, organized in the following order and submitted as ONE PDF file (except photo), in the following order:

  1. Application form
  2. Description of your proposed research or ongoing research (max. 500 words)
  3. Curriculum vitae (Research Manitoba format)
  4. Current transcript
  5. Digital photo of yourself suitable for use in the presentation of award (high resolution preferred, .5-1 MB). Photo should be attached with your application as a separate file.

Reference letters from professors at a post-secondary institution are also required:

  • Letters shall clearly outline the merits of the applicant’s research and also briefly describe other merits of the student.
  • Applicants should submit a maximum of two (2) reference letters.
  • Reference letters should be submitted to srforum@umanitoba.ca directly from the referee’s email address.

Submission

Email application to srforum@umanitoba.ca

Deadline

Friday, April 1, 2022

Important

  • Paper submissions will not be accepted
  • Late applications will not be accepted
  • Students who are within 12 months of graduating their research program are eligible to apply
  • Confirmation letter from the journal of any submitted or accepted manuscript is required

Friday, June 17, 2022 Mentorship sessions

Information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings – established in 1951 – provide a globally recognized forum for exchange between Nobel Laureates and young scientists. They inspire scientific generations and build sustainable networks of young scientists around the world.

Contact us

Dr. Edwin Kroeger
CSHRF Coordinator
A203 Chown Building
753 Mcdermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB R3E 0T6

204-789-3777