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Career Development & Mentorship

The CCCTG Career Development & Mentorship subcommittee consists of CCCTG members and other clinician educators from across Canada who are responsible for coordinating the content of the annual Research Career Development Day. 

Research Career Development Day

The CCCTG hosts an annual Research Career Development Day to promote research education for all critical care trainees across Canada. The day consists of talks geared to trainees from CCCTG members on research-related topics such as:

  • Career planning
  • How to write a grant and manuscript
  • The role of the Research Ethics Board

In addition, trainees have the opportunity to present their research projects for feedback from the CCCTG membership on issues such as methodology, statistics, and patient recruitment.

For further information, please contact Andrew Seely.

2024 Winter Meeting Travel Award for Trainees, Fellows & Early Career Allied Health Professionals

The CCCTG is pleased to announce a new CCCTG Travel Award for Trainees, Fellows and early career allied health professionals. This call for applicants is open to current Trials Group members for attendance at the Winter 2024 Scientific Meeting in Lake Louise, Alberta. 

The Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Award

The Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Awards are given out to emphasize the importance of mentors in developing Canada's next generation of critical care researchers. The Awards honour persons who have made exceptional contributions to the promotion of critical care research among Canadian fellows, graduate and post-graduate students, young investigators, research coordinators and allied health care providers.

View the call for nominations for the Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Award 2024 (PDF).

The deadline for 2024 nominations is December 22, 2023. 

For further information about this Award, please contact Andrew Seely.

Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Award Recipients:

2023      François Lamontagne

2022      Robert Fowler

2021      Ellen McDonald

2020      Margaret Herridge

2019      Peter Dodek

2018      Louise Rose

2017      Tom Stelfox

2016      Jacques Lacroix

2015      Maureen Meade


Career Development and Mentorship Funding Opportunities

For CCCRCG Funding Opportunities, please visit the CCCRCG page

The Education Travel Award

Through this Education Travel Award, the CCCTG seeks to emphasize the importance of developing Canada's next generation of critical care researchers and to encourage critical care trainees to attend the Research Career Development Day.

As funding permits, the total amount available for this funding opportunity is $5,000 per year. The CCCTG hopes to provide up to 10 awards annually.

Read the Education Travel Award 2022 program description (PDF) and view the application form (PDF)The 2022 application deadline for the Education Travel Award was Monday, April 18, 2022.

All funds awarded are subject to the CCCTG’s Travel Reimbursement and Expense Policy. For more information, visit the Awards and Reimbursement intranet page.

For further information about this Award, please contact Dominique Piquette.