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Medical microbiology and infectious diseases PhD student Ruth Mwatelah presents her poster

Medical microbiology and infectious diseases PhD student Ruth Mwatelah presents her poster for the Manitoba Health Research Poster Competition.

Research Days returns

June 14, 2022 — 

For the first time since 2019, 262 of Canada’s top graduate students from 17 universities will present their research at the University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus from June 13 – 20, 2022 as part of the 33rd annual Canadian Student Health Research Forum.

In collaboration with the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) offers a one week programme aimed to network, showcase and recognize health research trainees through an adjudicated presentation of their research, participation in CIHR-led career development seminars and the presentation of a symposium by world renowned, leading–edge scientists.

The much-missed forum hosted by the Max Rady College of Medicine and Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, offers graduate students an opportunity that has been absent for the past two years: to meet, learn from established scientists and connect with their peers, the next generation of researchers.

“This is an unparalleled opportunity for graduate students from across Canada to network with one another, hear from leading international researchers and discover new opportunities for collaborations. We thank all partners for their support and participants for their scholarship and collegiality in making Research Days an exciting and stimulating event,” says Dean Brian Postl.

Once again, the Brodie Centre Atrium is filled with data, graphs and information on a wide variety of topics for the Manitoba Health Research Poster Competition. Visitors can read more about fetal lung anomalies or using microbiome data for disease classification as they walk through the atrium. The national research poster presentation will begin Wednesday and the prestigious Gairdner Symposium on Thursday.

The six day event will also feature a health sciences career fair and presentations from experts, including UM’s James Blanchard, who will be speaking on how to improve health outcomes to those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

“We are thrilled to be able to present this opportunity in person this year and for the enthusiastic response by all our stakeholders in Manitoba and nationally.” Dr. Edwin Kroeger, professor of physiology and pathophysiology and chair of Canadian Student Health Research Forum.  “There is no replacement for in-person connection. We hope our students use this year’s forum to network with other Canadian researchers and grow professionally.”





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