National Gathering of Graduate Students (NGGS): June 12-14, 2016 & New Investigators Meeting (NIM): June 14-16,

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CIHR-IAPH will be hosting two events in the coming weeks! Here is some updated information for you!
National Gathering of Graduate Students (NGGS): June 12-14, 2016 at Ottawa, ON
This year’s NGGS will be focusing on reconciliation in research, and strengthening the Indigenous voice in health research across Canada. This event is geared towards graduate students who are currently in the midst of their academic degree programs. The event brings together many graduate students (studying in the area of Indigenous health research), to help strengthen and broaden their understanding of Indigenous health research, and build upon research and academic skills. If you are interested in attending, please see attached, the Call for Abstracts. Each potential participant must submit an abstract for consideration to attend the event by completing the Abstract Submission Form. Please note if you would like to be considered for the Scientific Director Award on your application by checking the appropriate box on this form. You will be notified if your abstract has been accepted; upon acceptance, you may be asked to present your material in either a poster format or an oral presentation. There is an online registration link to the NGGS, where you will be required to upload your abstract.

New Investigators Meeting (NIM): June 14-16, 2016 at Ottawa, ON
This year’s NIM will similarly be focused on reconciliation in research. This event is geared primarily to new researchers just starting their research careers, who have already completed their schooling. This event will provide several opportunities to better understand the implementation of Two-Eyed Seeing and Indigenous Ways of Knowing in health research, the grant application process, mentorship skills, and to strengthen skills around academic writing and publication. Note that there is no abstract submission necessary for the NIM this year; however, there will be a scheduled time during the event where participants may be able to present their research. If you would like to have your work considered for presenting during the NIM, please upload any pertinent materials when you register online for the event. Your materials will be reviewed and you will receive notice if you have been selected to present during the NIM. Please register for the event using the following link:

At this time, opportunities for travel awards specific to the NGGS and NIM have passed.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact, via email, Joanne Nelson ( and Maya Nakajima (

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