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 award sponsored by Emergent Biosolutions. This award will provide professional development to trainees, up to a max of $500. Click here to see examples of eligible and ineligible events for this award.

Our Team:

Samantha Lee, President

PhD Student

Jones Lab/ Biology of Breathing, HSGSA Representative

Spencer Ames, Vice President

MSc Student

THRiVE Lab / Immunology/ Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

McKay Lowry, Secretary

MSc Student

Pascoe Lab / Biology of Breathing

Benjamin Bydak, DREAM Trainee Representative

PhD Student

Saleem Lab / Diabetes Research Envisioned and Accomplished in Manitoba


Dr. Chris Pascoe

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology

CHRIM Investigator

Dr. Samantha Pauls

Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy

CHRIM Investigator

Past Presidents

Sarah Turner

PhD Candidate

THRiVE Lab / Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease in Children Network

Dr. Andrew (Wai Hei) Tse

Research Associate

Keizer Lab / Biology of Breathing

Contact Us:

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