Lead: David Hogan
Program Coordinator: Amanda Duncan
Our mission is to develop the next generation of research leaders and support their efforts in developing increasingly effective approaches to understanding and combating age-related neurodegenerative conditions.
- Support the overarching CCNA research program;
- Develop future research leaders in the area of age-related neurodegenerative conditions; and,
- Build aging and neurodegenerative disorder research capacity in Canada.
Current CCNA Trainees:
More than 80 trainees from a variety of disciplines are now contributing to the work of CCNA teams, platforms, and programs. Based within participating post-secondary institutions throughout Canada, CCNA’s trainees benefit from and contribute to the transformative work of the consortium.
WHO IS A CCNA TRAINEE?
To be recognized as a CCNA-Affiliated Trainee, an individual must be either:
- A graduate student (Master’s or PhD) registered full-time or part-time in a Canadian post-secondary institution and working under the supervision of a CCNA investigator member on CCNA related work; or
- A postdoctoral researcher* (also known as a Scholar or Fellow) associated with a Canadian post-secondary institution (registered as a student and/or holding an appointment as an employee) who is being mentored by a CCNA investigator member, and is engaged in CCNA related work.
* A postdoctoral researcher is an individual holding a recently completed research doctoral degree (or medical professional equivalent) in a temporary period of mentored research or scholarly training.
Resources for Trainees
The Training and Capacity Building Program has created learning resources to help CCNA trainees develop the ability to communicate to a non-scientific audience, one of the essential “soft skills” you’ll need no matter where your research career takes you.
The Synapse – The CCNA Training and Capacity Building Program Newsletter
For more information about this cross cutting program, please contact Amanda Duncan.