New Group Content: Nominating students for the CIHR National Student Research Poster Competition‏

If you are interested in being nominated for this forum, you will need to have your application materials to Sharon by Monday, March 7th, as the deadline is March 9th.

Please note that the deadline for nominations is much sooner than usual: Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Entering its 29th year, the 2016 Canadian Student Health Research Forum will take place on June 7 to 9, 2016 in Winnipeg. This forum is a valuable opportunity for health research trainees in all fields at the doctoral level (PhD) from across Canada to present their work, to network and be recognized for the excellence of their contributions. The forum will feature a judged research poster exhibition, awards of excellence, tours of unique research facilities, and student-led social events as well as a cross-disciplinary symposium on – “Patterns of Health: A Population Perspective” – where some of the world’s leading scientists in the field will present their work. For more information on the 2016 CSHRF, please see

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 some travel award funding from CIHR.

G+PS 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 G+PS. Graduate programs may nominate 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 a completed nomination form by e-mail to by Wednesday, 9 March 2016. Nomination form is available at

Questions about nominations should be sent to

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