The CCNA Trainee Society
The CCNA Trainee Society was founded in January 2018 and is a national network of Master’s and Doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows engaged in CCNA-related work.
Total CCNA Trainees
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CCNA Trainees: Tackling complex questions about age-related neurodegenerative diseases.
The CCNA Training & Capacity Building (T&CB) Trainee Society was founded in January 2018 and is a national network of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in the CCNA’s three strategic research themes: Prevention and Treatment of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, and Quality of Life for those with lived experience (persons living with age-related neurodegenerative diseases and their care partners).
Am I a CCNA Trainee?
Any Graduate student (Masters or Doctoral) registered full-time or part-time in a Canadian post-secondary institution is automatically a CCNA trainee. The only criterion is that you must be supervised by a CCNA investigator and engaged in CCNA-related work.
If you are a Postdoctoral Researchers, you are also recognized as a CCNA trainee if you are associated with a Canadian post-secondary institution (registered as a student and/or holding an appointment as an employee). You must be working under the mentorship of a CCNA investigator and engaged in CCNA-related work.
The Trainee Society Executive Committee
The activities of the Trainee Society are organized by an Executive Committee and supported by the T&CB Program Coordinator and Lead.
The objectives of the Trainee Society are to:
- Develop a peer network for CCNA trainees.
- Promote interdisciplinary collaboration across and within the CCNA’s strategic priorities.
- Create and support networking and mentoring opportunities.
- Represent the interests of trainees in the CCNA.
Executive Committee Members
Past Executive Committee Members (2018 – 2020)
We would like to thank the following Committee Members from CCNA Phase 1 who helped establish the Trainee Society.
- Lindsay Wallace, Team 14: Multi-Morbidity and Dementia, Dalhousie University
- Allen McLean, Team 20: Issues in Dementia Care for Rural and Indigenous Populations, University of Saskatchewan
- Bruna Seixas Lima, Team 10: Cognitive Intervention, Reserve and Brain Plasticity, University of Toronto
- Charlene Chu, Team 15: Gerontechnology and Dementia, University of Toronto
- Saira Mirza, Teams 7 & 8: Vascular Illness and its Impact on Neurodegenerative Diseases and Lewy Bodies, Aging and Dementia, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Each year the Trainee Society Executive Members organize workshops and events for CCNA trainees. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Trainee Society events will be online in 2021.
Trainee News: Share your success stories with us!
The CCNA Trainee Society wants to acknowledge all of your hard work and amplify your successes. We are seeking trainee success stories to share on the Training and Capacity Building Program website. If you have a story to share, submit it using the form below.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Trainee Society Executive Committee is always interested in hearing from CCNA trainees who are interested in organizing events and activities for fellow trainees.
Volunteering your time with the Trainee Society is a great way to get involved with the CCNA, and you can add it to your CV!
If you are interested in volunteering email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org