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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 Residents Research Day (see below).

  • Dominique Piquette (Chair)
  • Mema Briseida
  • Jenny Foster
  • Elaine Gilfoyle
  • Ronald Gottesman
  • Jamie Hutchison, Past Chair, CCCTBG Representative
  • Aleksandra Leligdowicz, Trainee Representative
  • Keren Mandelzweig
  • Kusum Menon
  • Orla Smith, CCCRCG Representative
  • Maude St-Onge

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
  • Etc.

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.

Research Career Development Day 2022 took place on May 30 in conjunction with the CCCTG Spring Scientific Meeting in Montréal.

Following the Research Career Development Day, trainees were invited to present their ongoing research (when applicable) at the CCCTG Spring 2022 Scientific Meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 31.

For further information, please contact Dominique Piquette.

For CCCRCG Funding Opprortunities, please visit the CCCRCG page.

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 will 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.

As funding permits, the CCCTG hopes on one award annually of $500 each.

View the call for nominations for the Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Award 2022 (PDF).

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

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 application deadline for the Education Travel Award was Monday, April 18, 2022.

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