Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program for New Investigators is intended to help basic and clinical child health researchers at CHRIM who are in the first six years of their first academic appointment, to establish their research programs and launch their careers.

The program aims to establish and support an ongoing relationship between new investigators and their selected mentors. The new investigator is invited to meet with members of the Mentorship Committee to discuss the benefits of mentoring and to choose one or two mentors. Having both a career/academic mentor as well as a scientific/research mentor who are experts in your area of study is ideal. 

The University of Manitoba, in partnership with CHRIM, is an academic centre for the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP). The CCHCSP curriculum involves monthly workshop sessions to discuss professional development topics relevant to both clinical and basic researchers. New investigator participants in the CHRIM Mentorship Program are encouraged to take advantage of these learning opportunities and attend the workshops, regardless of whether they are enrolled in the CCHCSP. At times, mentors are invited to attend and sometimes facilitate the topic.

Mentors and mentees will also be invited to attend a half-day Mentorship Meeting every year in the spring, where they will have a chance to share their research and experiences with other mentees and mentors, to self-evaluate and to plan for the coming year.

Additional Resources for Trainees can be located within the Research Support Unit Resource page.

Any questions about the program can be directed to Kristy Wittmeier at