If you are currently an undergraduate student, graduate student, or post doctoral fellow, and are interested in being a part of a ground-breaking program geared toward human and animal health, consider applying to ITraP! It is a great opportunity to get involved in an interdisciplinary initiative geared toward global public health. It will also provide you with experience working with students and supervisors from our international partner institutions.
Apply to the ITraP Program Dealine for 2014 applications: October 18, 2013
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Students will be selected based on their:
Using this collaborative/interdisciplinary approach to learning, the students will learn about the present and future challenges of global health issues. They will also be able to:
Students will not only gain access to such outstanding mentors and lab environments, but will also be trained in some of Canada’s best research facilities, such as the Vaccine and Infectious Disease-International Vaccine Centre (Biosafety Level 3 facility) and the National Centre for Foreign Animal Diseases (Biosafety Level 3 and 4 facility).
Our integrated training program, with its opportunities for mobility, internships and summer school, will be used to link international scholars and practitioners who will work together and identify interdisciplinary research questions for the program's students.Career Possibilities
Many graduates of the ITraP program, will assume leadership or leadership-track positions in industry and government, while others following doctoral and post-doctoral training may be based in basic or applied infectious disease research laboratories.
There is an urgent need in government agencies, industry and academia for highly qualified personnel (HQP) who are equipped with a understanding of infectious diseases and food safety but can also develop more effective strategies of disease prevention, management and control.
The program's multi-disciplinary training - combined with the exposure to the work environment in the public sector and industry - will prepare our trainees to fill these required positions. As the trainees branch out into careers of their primary disciplines they will also have the capacity to rapidly regroup into highly effective teams with abilities to translate cutting-edge scientific and public health approaches into policy that is tailored to the particular emerging pandemic or challenge at hand.