Collaborative Graduate Program in Musculoskeletal Health ResearchWestern University

CMHR Events

The Program hosts a series of seminars in musculoskeletal health research by mentors and visiting scientists. Trainees will also present seminars at later stages of their graduate career. Moreover, there will be focused workshops and an annual research retreat/symposium for the entire Program membership. At the retreat, each trainee will present a poster on her/his research, with feedback provided by mentors and visiting keynote speakers. With a mixture of research presentations and broader topics discussed at the retreat, we expect that students will learn to interface their own specific research projects with broader issues, such as ethics in research and in health care delivery, and translation of knowledge to receptor communities.

Summer Student Lunchtime Seminar Series 

July 21    "What's the Big Deal About Grad School"
July 7      "Delivering an Effective Presentation"
June 23   "Building Bridges-The Importance of Communicating Trandisciplinary Research" RSVP here
June 9     "How to Read a Scientific Paper" *Ungergrads only 
May 26    "Statistics" 


SSR Symposium
July 30 8am-4pm 

Seminar Series

Seminars will be in Auditorium B at University Hospital unless otherwise stated.

Mar 15, 2016 -  TBA 

Feb 16, 2016 -  TBA

Jan 19, 2016 -  TBA

Dec 15, 2015 -  TBA

Nov 17, 2015 - Dr. Steve Aronckzy-MSU-Wade O. Brinker Professor of Veterinary Surgery
Director, Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Human Medicine
Professor of Surgery, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Oct 20, 2015 - Dr. Jake Barralet-Professor of Surgery, McGill University

Sept 22, 2015 - Dr. Heather McKay-Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Family Practice, UBC

June 4th, 2015 - Dr. Andrew Lassar-Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard University

May 6th, 2015 - Dr. Nancy Lane-MD, University of California, Davis.

April 21st, 2015 - Dr. Heather McKay-Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Family Practice, UBC 

March 17th, 2015 - Dr. Steve Novella-Yale University, School of Medicine

February 17th, 2015 - Dr. Boris Hinz-Associate Professor Matrix Dynamics Group, Faculty of Dentistry University of Toronto, Canada

January 20th, 2015 - Dr. Amanda Agnew-Director, Skeletal Biology Research Laboratory, Assistant Professor, Division of Anatomy, College of Medicine BA, Anthropology, State University of New York, MA Biological Anthropology, PhD Biological Anthropology The Ohio State University

December 9th, 2014 - Dr Brian Harfe-Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Associate Director, UF Online at University of Florida

October 27th, 2014 - 10:30am -  Gairdner Lecture

October 27th, 2014 - 2:00pm - Gairdner Reception

Canadian Bone and Joint Conference

April 2016

Bernier Lecture

May 2016

Annual MSK Retreat

May 5 & 6, 2015 

Related External Events

January 22nd, 2015 - Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's "Bridging the Valley" Seminar