Training and Mentoring

Training and Mentoring

What We Do

In order to ensure that patient-oriented research remains top-of-mind for scientists, we need to train the next generation to see it as a critical part of their approach to research. To this end, our Training and Mentoring team has developed a suite of tools to support this learning. In addition to providing funding for post-doctoral trainees and mentoring programs to develop valuable skills for early career investigators, this team has put together training plans that advance understanding of the need for patient-oriented research. Presented in both English and French, these trainings bring together researchers and people living with diabetes to increase understanding of the unique and necessary role that patients play in research. In addition, the Diabetes Action Canada team has worked with partner organizations to support training specific to Indigenous communities.

Get Involved

You will participate in discussions approximately once a month pertaining to research projects and strategic goals of the Network. You can also get involved in a research team! Researchers need your feedback to make sure research projects are relevant for people living with diabetes.

Our Team

André Tchernof


Mathieu Bélanger


André Carpentier


Michelle Murray

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By Krista Lamb On March 31st, the Government of Canada announced new funding to support training and development programs in the health care space. Diabetes Action Canada is pleased that our new Training and Mentoring program co-lead Dr. André Tchernof at the Université Laval, received one of these awards, entitled Maximize your Research on Obesity […]

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