For Students & Trainees

Trainee Day (October 16, 2016)

The CARWH Trainee day is targeted towards students and new researchers. It involves a combination of workshops, professional development sessions, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. For more information about Trainee Day, please contact Amy Hall at amyhall AT This day will be held entirely in English.

Travel awards

CARWH is pleased to be offering several travel awards for students and trainees for amounts up to $1000. Priority will be given to those in full-time MSc and PhD research degree programs, but post-doctoral fellows and other students (e.g. MPH degree students) may apply. To apply for a travel award, please submit a letter (less than 1000 words) explaining how CARWH attendance will further your student or trainee research goals and attach a travel budget that includes estimates for transportation, accommodations, and incidentals. Please send your complete application to Drs. Catherine Trask and Victoria Arrandale, CARWH Scienticic Committee Co-Chairs and Organizing Committee Members, at and, by May 15, 2016 (subject: "CARWH student travel awards"). You will be notified of the result of your application by mid-June.


We would like to encourage the participation and professional development of students, post-doctoral fellow and early career researchers at this year’s conference. To this end we want to encourage trainees to take advantage of three opportunities:

1. Trainee Day
2. Co-chairing parallel sessions
3. Conference support

1. Trainee Day 

The CARWH conference Trainee Day will be held on Sunday October 16 at the conference venue. Current students, recent graduates, and post-doctoral fellows are highly encouraged to attend! The cost of the Trainee Day is included in the CARWH 2016 conference registration. Interested students and new researchers should contact Amy Hall ( as soon as possible to confirm their intention to attend the Trainee Day in order to help us plan.

Trainee Day schedule (in preliminary conference program, more details to come in early fall)

2. Co-chairing parallel sessions

Students and new researchers interested in co-chairing an oral presentation session with a senior researcher should also contact Amy Hall ( with a list of THREE parallel sessions they would be interested in co-chairing. Parallel sessions are outlined in the preliminary program. We will do our best to include all interested trainees in this activity.

3. Conference support roles

Students, recent graduates, and post-doctoral fellows interested in volunteering to assist with various tasks during the conference (e.g., technical support in session rooms, assistance with registration or posters set-up, etc.) should email A few minutes given here and there will make a great difference!

Abstract, Poster, and Presentation Awards

CARWH will also be offering prizes for best abstract, best poster, and best oral presentation by a student or trainee. Be sure to indicate on your registration if you are a student or trainee so that you can be considered for these prizes.