Trainee Career Development

At CHRIM, we recognize the vital importance of fostering the professional development and mentorship of the next generation of child health researchers. The institute is affiliated with the University of Manitoba, where many of our trainees are registered as students.

To support all trainees as they transition from student life to life after graduation, we offer professional development resources led by our Trainee Career Development Group.

The Trainee Career Development Group provides several development opportunities throughout the year including workshops, courses, and networking events that support graduate students on their path to a meaningful career.

Areas of career development include:

  • Funding Opportunities and Writing Development
  • Access to Expert Panels (journal editors, researchers, industry professionals)
  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Skill Development
  • Oral Presentations
  • Networking

The CHRIM Trainee Career Development Group, along with the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, is proud to announce a new grant sponsored by Emergent Biosolutions. This grant will provide professional development to trainees with an award up to a max of $500.

Applications are due by November 15, 2022.

Our Team:

Sarah Turner, President

PhD Candidate

THRiVE Lab / Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease in Children Network

Samantha Lee, Vice President

PhD Student

Jones Lab/ Biology of Breathing, HSGSA Representative

Dr. Andrew (Wai Hei) Tse

Research Associate

Keizer Lab / Biology of Breathing

Spencer Ames, Secretary

MSc Student

THRiVE Lab/ Immunology/ Developmental Origins of Health and Disease


Dr. Christine Leong

Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy

CHRIM Investigator

Dr. Chris Pascoe

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology

CHRIM Investigator

Contact Us:

For more information about the CHRIM Career Development Group or to be added to our email distribution list please contact Sarah Turner at Please also visit the events calendar for upcoming workshops and events.