The W21C Initiative is led in partnership by UCalgary and Alberta Health Services. Both organizations are committed to achieving excellence in health care through innovations to clinical care, research, and education. Participation in the W21C builds on the longstanding tradition of collaboration between organizations working towards this goal.
W21C offers a limited number of interdisciplinary summer studentships each year (based on available funding) to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to rigorous research practices and an interest in improving public health and health systems outcomes. Students who are currently enrolled in post-secondary programs are eligible to apply.
Applications for Summer 2022 will be open soon
W21C Studentship Position Details:
- Summer studentships run from May to August.
- W21C summer students will be matched with a Principal Investigator, and will have the opportunity for mentorship and engagement with health care innovators at the University of Calgary.
- In addition to assisting in research activities, the students will participate in research learning workshops and conduct presentations.
- Please review the full W21C Summer Student job profile before submitting your application.
Application Deadline and Interview Process:
- If you are interested in pursuing a summer student position for the upcoming summer, please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In your cover letter, please let us know if you have received scholarships or funding to support your summer research opportunities, or if you are applying to fulfill an internship or practicum as part of your program (and if this comes with partial or full funding).
- Deadline for submission is December 31, 2020 (for summer 2021).
- Qualified applicants will be contacted in late February 2021 for interviews.
For additional questions, please contact email@example.com.
Meet our 2021 Summer Students!
- Jillian Alexander, Jillian was entering her third year of Information Design at Mount Royal University.
- Anna Bradford, Anna completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Alberta, during which she completed her undergrad thesis at the Cross Cancer Institute focusing on the disease Fanconi Anemia. Anna completed her graduate studies in the Master of Biomedical Technology (MBT) program at the University of Calgary. Following her time as a summer student, Anna joined the W21C team as a Research Assistant.
- Duaa Fatima, Duaa was entering her third year of Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Health and Society at the University of Calgary.
- Dr. Cindy Hutchison, Cindy completed her undergraduate degree, a double major in Microbiology and Human Biology and minor in English, her medical degree, and residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Toronto. Cindy was completing a Communications degree, majoring in Information Design, at Mount Royal University.
- Richard Lushai, Richard is going into his third year of Bachelor of Science in Integrated Engineering at UBC Vancouver, with a combination of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering as well as a minor in Physics. He previously completed a diploma in mechanical engineering technology with a specialization in robotics and automation.
- Maya Pajevic, Maya is entering her third year of Information Design with a minor in Social Innovation at Mount Royal University.
- Kumel Amjad, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Physiology and was completing his master’s degree in Biomedical Technology, both being at the University of Calgary.
- Tuba Bukhari, Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a focus in biology and was completing her graduate studies in the Master of Biomedical Technology (MBT) program at the University of Calgary.
- Nour Hassan, was completing her final year of Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Health and Society at the University of Calgary.
- Jenny Lee, was entering her third year in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary.
- Kathy Liu, completed her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (HSP) at Western University and was completing her master’s degree in Biomedical Technology at the University of Calgary.
- Madeleine McKenzie, was completing her undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at Concordia University in Montreal.
- Syed Rizvi, was completing his undergraduate degree of Health Sciences, majoring in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Calgary.