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Graduate students interested in pursuing research in areas supported by the CRPD should contact individual researchers for further information.


The CRPiD Student Connections is a supportive environment  and forum for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of all disciplines/fields of study, who share an interest in dementia and gerontological scholarship.

This group aims to be diverse and inclusive, with members from across the UBC community, as well as other universities. There is no cost to join. Meetings will have a hybrid format (in-person and virtual) and will take place the last Thursday of every month.


Becoming a member of the CRPiD Student Connections will include:


              Being a part of the greater CRPiD community

                   Learn about and attend CRPD events and colloquiums

                   Increase understanding of the dementia experience

                   Learn from people living with dementia

             Opportunities for expanding connections with other students

                   Networking and socialization

                   Meet others with similar research interests

                   Connect across disciplines

             Mentorship and learning from one another

                   Support one another as new and developing scholars

                   Find a mentee/be a mentor to others

                   Share experiences as students/learn from one another

             Encouragement and feedback on scholarly work

                   Join or form a writing group

                   Tips on publishing and writing grants

                   Practice presentations and thesis defences in front of peers

                   Discuss and explore different research methods


If you would like to join, please email Sheila Novek at

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