MIRA Trainee Network

Interdisciplinary, peer connections and learning are central to the MIRA Trainee Network. All McMaster trainees are welcome.

Succeeding together

The MIRA Trainee Network connects trainees from across all six McMaster Faculties — creating an opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange and networking. Through the network, trainees discuss challenges and opportunities related to their research on aging, gain interdisciplinary perspectives on their work and learn about potential future careers. All are welcome — the MIRA Trainee Network includes undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in aging research.

The network hosts events and activities supporting McMaster trainees interested in aging research. Events include trainee poster sessions, community research fairs, interdisciplinary knowledge translation and exchange, networking and speed mentoring, and our regular meetings. Join the MIRA Trainee Network and connect with fellow McMaster graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are advancing the field of aging research.

Trainee Insights

    “The trainee network has provided me with the opportunity to network with other researchers in aging, gather feedback on study and data analysis protocols, and ample opportunity to practice skills in knowledge translation. I’m looking forward to maintaining these connections moving forward as I finish my Ph.D.”

    Sara Oikawa

    PhD candidate

    “Since I have been involved with the network from the beginning, the executive committee has become an outlet to develop my own leadership skills and to cater meetings and events to reflect the needs of this group of researchers as well as give visibility to our members through the website.”

    Sydney Valentino

    MSc candidate

    “This experience influenced my research goals as i now wish to pursue a post-graduate degree studying the aging population and continue this work in my career. The fellowship allowed me to continue to enhance the skills i had previously obtained through my thesis and create connections with other professionals and students in the field.”

    Giulia Coletta

    MIRA undergraduate fellow

Join the MIRA Trainee Network

Connect with your fellow McMaster students and postdoctoral fellows advancing the field of aging research.

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