Prospective Students

Research Training Opportunities

Graduate student and post-doctoral training opportunities

We are currently recruiting graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and we welcome trainees from a variety of disciplines.

What we offer to our trainees

  • Receive mentorship from a team of leading scholars in long-term care and knowledge translation research
  • Work with a comprehensive longitudinal database  that is unique in Canada
  • Publish in high impact journals
  • Build a professional relationship with a multidisciplinary, pan-Canadian and international team
  • Develop as a scholar for the next stage of your career
  • Contribute meaningfully to research that  has a positive impact on long-term care
  • Potential access to long-term care facilities for primary data collection
  • Opportunity to work with a number of different stakeholders including decision makers, families, and people living with dementia



Resources available

  • Research funds
  • Unique comprehensive longitudinal database of facility and unit survey data, and survey data from several thousand staff
  • Potential access to LTC facilities for primary data collection
  • A unique dataset unlike any other in the world

Matthias Hoben

"I am originally from Germany. Before I came to Canada, I collaborated with Carole Estabrooks during my PhD and I did an internship with TREC. Being part of such a hugely productive and supportive environment was an incredible experience. That broad and deep learning has continued as a post-doctoral fellow with TREC. I quickly became involved in many projects, in addition to my post-doc work on oral health, and have had the opportunity to supervise many students and staff members, and to gain experience in teaching, grant writing, writing and reviewing journal papers and managing research studies, including budgets."
Dr Matthias Hoben, Former TREC Postdoctoral Fellow

Stephanie Chamberlain

"Doing my PhD with TREC has given me the opportunity to work on projects using different research methods and work with a team of researchers from different disciplines. You get to be involved in the entire research process from start to finish—grant writing, protocol development, data collection and analysis, and manuscript writing—something you don’t often get as a trainee. Being part of TREC has allowed me to connect and work with health service researchers in Canada and internationally that I otherwise wouldn’t have met. And beyond the training in academic research, I have also learned management skills through the opportunity to supervise undergrad and junior graduate students."
Stephanie Chamberlain, Former TREC PhD Student

Work from any of our participating institutions

Vancouver • Kelowna • Calgary • Edmonton • Winnipeg • Toronto • Ottawa • Halifax


TREC trainees can work at any of the following participating research institutions:

  • University of British Columbia
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Ottawa
  • York University
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Dalhousie University

TREC also has investigators at the following US and Swedish institutions:

  • Michigan State University
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Texas
  • Karolinska Institute
  • Jonkoping University

Become a TREC trainee!  Contact us

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