Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health ResearchBone and Joint Institute
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    BJI Science Rendezvous booth showing off cool science to the public (May 2018)

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    Trainees at the inaugural CBJ Young Investigator Forum (May 2018)

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    Inspiring Young Women in STEM volunteers at the BJI/CMHR Booth (Mar 2018)

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    Trainees attended the CMHR Holiday Event at The Hood Archery Games (Feb 2018)

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    Tibal Fracture MRI Scan: Imaging

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    FEM Knee: Finite Element Modelling

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    Robotics Lab: Biomechanics Research

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    Knee Joint: Bone & Joint Research


Response to #COVID_19: CMHR offices are located in the Bone and Joint Institute in the Kirkley Centre at University Hospital. Given our close proximity to the most vulnerable populations, the BJI has decided to close our offices and work from home to limit social interactions and flatten the curve.
We will continue working towards lifelong mobility using virtual platforms such as email, zoom and OWL.  
Please contact if you have any questions or concerns

We will continue monitoring the situation and update you with any further changes specific to CMHR.  Please continue to follow the University's website below for broader Institutional instructions.


The Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health Research is a unique program in Canada and is an add-on to the already well established graduate programs participating with our program.

Canadian institutions train excellent basic researchers, engineers and clinician-scientists, but critical manpower shortages remain in all areas of musculoskeletal-health research. Traditional science graduate education tends to create hyper-specialized and isolated investigators due to its focus on the training of individuals who use a limited set of techniques. Chronic disorders such as musculoskeletal diseases develop over many years, involve many interconnected biological and biomechanical pathways, and manifest in clinical problems that are modulated by a variety of psychosocial factors, significantly impacting the everyday life of the individual. To combat such disorders, an integrated training approach is required – one that combines technology, mechanistic research,ethical considerations and clinical applications in a real-world context.

CMHR aims to develop researchers with the scientific and leadership skills necessary to build transdisciplinary teams focusing on integrated approaches for the management of musculoskeletal (bone and joint) diseases. Our long term goal is to enable discoveries in musculoskeletal research and to translate this new knowledge into improvements in disease prevention, health care, policy and commercialization.

 Program Objectives: 

  1. Foster the development of future leaders in musculoskeletal health research
  2. Enhance the number of trainees involved in transdisciplinary musculoskeletal health research
  3. Support the career advancement of trainees