McCaig Trainees

McCaig Institute Trainees

McCaig Institute trainees play a key part in the multi-disciplinary research environment by leading research initiatives and increasing understanding of bone and joint health.


Register as a McCaig Institute Trainee

If your supervisor is a McCaig Institute member, you are classified as a McCaig Institute trainee. Please download and fill out the Trainee Application to be eligible for funding and awards.

Submit your application

McCaig Trainee Resources

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McCaig Trainee Committee

The McCaig Institute Trainee Committee (MTC) is made up of a group of dedicated student leaders at the Masters, PhD, and Post-Doctoral level who are committed to fostering a sense of community across the institute, and enhancing the training experience of students.


Events and opportunites

Participate in McCaig Institute events and trainee opportunities throughout the year including the Seminar Series, McCaig 3MT Competition, Research Day, and mixers.

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Funding opportunities

Explore available funding opportunities and awards for undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

The McCaig Operations Team

The McCaig Operations Team is responsible for helping to execute the institute’s mandate to support research, education and community activities. Contact the McCaig Operations Team at

Frequently Asked Questions

The McCaig Institute is here to support and help you navigate your trainee experience. See below for helpful resources to frequently asked questions, if you have additional questions, please contact

Please email to confirm trainee space assignments and receive keys. To obtain an office key you will need to provide a $20 deposit. The deposit is returned once the key is returned.

If you require after hours access, please email and provide your UCID # so we can grant after hours access. Please note, you must have your physical UCID card first before access can be granted. This access will also include the main HSC doors.

The McCaig Institute has two board room meetings spaces that are available to book for lab meetings and presentations: HRIC 3A14 (capacity:10) and HRIC 3C70 (capacity: 15). To book a room, please email to check availability and secure the space.

We love sharing research news and celebrating accomplishments with the McCaig community. If you’ve recently published a paper or received an award, please email to include it in the bi-weekly McCaig newsletter.

Visit Trainee Funding Opportunities to explore funding options and the terms of reference for McCaig Trainee Awards. 

Contact the Operations Team at to receive a copy of our slide template, poster template and logo.

Congratulations - contact the Operations Team at to share the news! Once you’ve updated us, we will connect regarding returning keys and next steps on joining our alumni database.

If you are interested in showcasing your research on the website and on social media accounts, please contact

If you are interested in joining the McCaig Trainee Committee contact the co-chairs of the McCaig Trainee Committee to learn about open positions and upcoming opportunities.

As a McCaig Institute trainee you will be added to McCaig newsletter list to receive McCaig Institute updates and information on upcoming events. Also, you will be added to the Trainee Mailman lists so you can stay updated on trainee specific updates and opportunities.

If you would like to be added to the newsletter list and trainee list, contact

Graduate Student Resources

Important links and resources for University of Calgary graduate students.

Graduate Student Awards

Learn more about graduate student awards and funding opportunities.

Graduate student awards

Graduate Student Association

Learn more about how the Graduate Student Association supports the UCalgary graduate student community. 

Graduate Student Association

CSM Graduate Student Education

Learn about the CSM Graduate Student Education and access the CSM Training Programs calendar.

CSM Graduate Student Education

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Stay up to date on important dates and academic processes.

Faculty of Graduate Studies