Students and trainees

MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017

15:00 – 17:00 - The Art of Networking: Making the right connections as a trainee
This session will be created and led by trainees, for trainees. Executive members of the Canadian Injury Prevention Trainee Network will lead this networking session that is applicable to trainees from all disciplines. The session will give participants the necessary information and tools to gain confidence in making professional connections with researchers, stakeholders, knowledge users, and other trainees. The session will include the knowledge and practical skills necessary to be successful in networking in research and non-research contexts.
Presented by York University.

17:00 – 18:30 - Student and Trainee Reception
We invite students and trainees to meet other delegates and engage with leaders in the field of public health. This event is a great opportunity to hone your networking skills and develop new collaborations.  


10:30-12:00 - Careers in public health:  Focusing your career search
Careers in public health are limitless. Learn from two career development professionals with experience in public health how best to focus your career interests and find your next job in public health. In this session, you will hear a presentation entitled ‘Focusing your Career in Public Health,’ and apply a hands-on method to assist you with narrowing your career interests. Following this introspection, you will interact with seasoned public health professionals, who will offer guidance and advice during small group breakout sessions. You will be able to move next into further career research and networking to achieve success in pursuing the public health career of your choice.


07:30-08:45 - You’ve got a taste of public health, now what?
Students and trainees will come together during an interactive breakfast session to synthesize what has been learned over the course of the conference and discuss next steps. Thomas Piggott will share opportunities to remain involved and will provide tips on how students and trainees can channel their desire to effect change.

11:00-12:30 - Dr. John Hastings Student Award Session
The Dr. John Hastings Student Award is named in honour and memory of Dr. Hastings and his commitment to and belief in students as the future of public health in our country.  CPHA will identify the 10 top-rated student abstract submissions to be presented at this special session, where they will be judged by a panel of reviewers and conference delegates. The award is valued at $1,000.