Trainees and Awards

The Owerko Centre supports the training of students at the undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral levels.

 

Summer Student Workshop Series 2020

This summer, the Owerko Centre, in partnership with ACHRI and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, is pleased to offer a compelling series of workshops for our summer students. Regardless of their source of summer funding, students are welcome to participate in these workshops. The workshops will be offered in an online format during the June - August 2020 period and run for between 60-90 minutes.

 

The workshop topics and dates are as follows:

  • Summer student workshop series kick-off - June 3 starting at 1:00-2:30pm 

  • How to prepare a literature review - June 17 starting at 1:00-2:30pm 

  • How to effectively design an experiment - July 2 starting at 1:00-2:30pm 

  • What you need to know about biostatistics - July 15 starting at 1:00-2:30pm 

  • How to create an academic abstract - July 29 from starting at 1:00-2:30pm 

  • Effective verbal academic communications - Aug 13 starting at 1:00-2:30pm 

  • Effective visual academic communications - Aug 19 starting at 1:00-2:30pm 

 

We also have some great resources to share if you are a summer student. Hosted through the Cumming School of Medicine website, summer students can access key information like accessing the community Slack workspace, the summer student handbook, and other great resources. You can access them here: https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/research-institutes/institutes/summer-students-home

To register or learn more about the the annual Summer Student Symposium, click here: https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/summer-student-symposium

 

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at summer.research@ucalgary.ca

You can register for our summer studentship program here: Summer Student Registration


Thank you to all who submitted an application for the 2019/2020 Owerko Centre Trainee Awards. After a very competitive selection process, we were able to determine winners in the three award categories listed below.

Owerko Centre Trainee Development Award

This award provides an opportunity for Owerko Centre graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to receive further training in new methods and techniques that will enhance their research skills and projects. The award winners will pursue additional training opportunities in the areas listed below their names.

Elizabeth Baker, PhD

Elizabeth Baker, PhD

Improving Child and Youth Health Outcomes Through Translational Research

 

Supervisor: Dr. Deinera Exner-Cortens

Gillian England-Mason, PhD

Gillian England-Mason, PhD

Advanced Statistical Training in Structural Equation Modelling (SEM)

 

Supervisor: Dr. Deborah Dewey

Narae Ju

Narae Ju

Advanced Statistical Techniques for Eye-Tracking Research

 

Supervisor: Dr. Susan Graham

Jelena Komanchuk

Jelena Komanchuk

Training on the Simple Interactions Tool to Improve Parent-Child Interaction Assessments for Children Exposed to Early Adversity

 

Supervisor: Dr. Nicole Letourneau

Daphne Nakhid

Daphne Nakhid

Internalizing Behaviours and Iron Accumulation in Youth with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

 

Supervisors: Dr. Catherine Lebel & Dr. Carly McMorris

Owerko Centre Knowledge Dissemination and Engagement Award

This award recognizes individuals or groups who have developed community-oriented projects that showcase The Owerko Centre’s commitment to studying neurodevelopmental disorders and child mental health, in a creative and impactful way. This award encourages trainees and fellows to engage with the surrounding community and foster the broader public’s understanding of scientific research.

Preeti Kar

Preeti Kar

Project title: Knowledge-to-Action: Translating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Calgary

 

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Lebel

Nicole Racine, PhD

Nicole Racine, PhD

Project title: Study of Adversity and Resilience (SOAR) Project

 

Supervisors: Dr. Sheri Madigan & Dr. Suzanne Tough

Owerko Centre Trainee Publication Award

This award recognizes trainees who have first authored papers focused on neurodevelopment and child mental health over a given year in an impactful and creative way.

Dennis Dimond

Dennis Dimond

Paper title: "Reduced white matter fiber density in Autism Spectrum Disorder"

 

Supervisor: Dr. Signe Bray

Rochelle Hentges, PhD

Rochelle Hentges, PhD

Paper title: "Heterogeneous trajectories of delayed communicative development from 12 to 36 months: Predictors and consequences"

 

Supervisors: Dr. Susan Graham & Dr. Sheri Madigan