Join the CTNHR

All faculty, students and knowledge user partners interested in participating in scholarly research activities are welcome and encouraged to apply for membership status.

There are three categories of membership:

  • Research Scholar
  • Knowledge User Scholar
  • Trainee Research Scholar

At the application stage, potential members will be asked to state which one of the four research pillars of CTNHR their interest most aligns with.  The four pillars are:

  • Health Needs of People
  • Health Systems & Health Workforce Planning
  • Knowledge Translation & Implementation Science
  • Marginalized Populations & Health Equity

    For more information on membership, please see the Membership Information Document [PDF] which describes the criteria for each category and the opportunities of membership.

    To apply please complete the Membership Application Form [PDF]

Volunteer Opportunities for Students

Dr. Lori Weeks conducts research in the area of aging. There are many studies currently in progress that a student could get involved with such as supporting older adults in transitions between hospital and home, older women and intimate partner violence, remote using remote monitoring technology in the homes of older adults, and innovative housing for older adults. Depending on the interests of the student, there could be opportunities to work on developing a grant, contribute to data analysis, participating in research team meetings, contributing to systematic reviews, and preparing results for presentations and publications. The involvement of undergraduate and graduate students is welcome. This would include 2 hours per week for one month. Students would work closely with Lori Weeks and additional team members including other faculty, students and research staff on areas of interest to them and on research tasks they wish to gain experience in. 

To apply, please send a short email stating program of study, experience, availability and areas of interest to lori.weeks@dal.ca.

Dr. Marilyn Macdonald conducts research in the area of knowledge synthesis related to the older person. The research team is presently conducting several systematic reviews. One example is a scoping review of assistive technologies used in long term care to support social interaction. We welcome undergraduate or graduate student volunteers to attend our Thursday at noon Joanna Briggs Institute Health and Aging Research Cluster. Students may begin as observers, and if interested will be mentored in the preparation of systematic review protocols and in the methods used to conduct systematic reviews. This would include 1 hour per week for observation and if interested in participation additional hours are negotiable. Students would work closely with Marilyn and the members of the Research Cluster.

To apply, please send a short email stating program of study, experience, availability and areas of interest to Marilyn.Macdonald@dal.ca.