Student/Early Career Events

Monday April 28


7:30am – 8:30 am             Breakfast Corner

We’ll have a few tables set aside for students/postdocs/early career professionals to meet each other before the conference starts. Please look for the sign when you come in.


5:30pm – 6:15pm             Networking in the Balmoral Room

7:00pm                             Dinner at Earls Restaurant: 1185 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1B5

This is a semi-structured meet and greet / networking and social event, followed by an optional outing for dinner and drinks.


Tuesday April 29         


1:00pm – 2:15pm             Student/Early Career Session on Career Development

This is a concurrent session during Session D intended to provide students, postdoctoral fellows and early career professionals with an opportunity to discuss career development strategies and opportunities with senior professionals in the field.


Wednesday April 30 


Student awards

Two awards were presented based on peer review: one for the best poster/rapid-fire presentation and one for the best full-length oral presentation.


Poster competition:

WinnerAlys Havard, University of Western Sydney

Honorable Mention Kelsey Lucyk


Oral competition:

WinnerMegan Bell, Telethon KIDS Institute

Congratulations to the winners!

Contact for all Student/Early Career Activities:
Kate Smolina, University of British Columbia