Research Information, Updates and Opportunities

The Reviewer in Training Program

The CIHR Reviewer in Training (RiT) program offers Early Career Researchers (ECRs) a learning opportunity to gain a better understanding of the elements of high-quality review and the peer review process through direct participation in the Project Grant competition with the support of a Mentor.


To be eligible to participate in the RiT program, individuals must meet CIHR's definition of an ECR and work at a Canadian institution as of the application deadline of the Project Grant competition, March 8, 2023.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please visit CIHR-RiT program website to apply online.

ECRs who have previously participated in the RiT program, reviewed for the Project Grant competition, or are full members of the College of Reviewers are not eligible to apply.

Deadline: February 3, 2023

PLEASE NOTE: The CIHR-RiT program's application requires a letter from the Institution attesting that you meet the eligibility criteria. Please contact by January 26, to obtain a letter certifying that you meet the eligibility criteria.

Faculty Writing Support Program

We are happy to announce the return of the Faculty Writing Support Program!

This year we are hosting:

  • Writing retreat during Winter reading week – two full days of writing quietly with cross-campus colleagues, fully catered
    • Retreats require registration – save your spot now before they fill up!
      • Winter Retreats scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21 and Wednesday, Feb 22 at 9:00AM-4:00PM, Location TBD
  • Weekly Friday morning writing drop-in
    • Friday sessions are drop-in style from 9:00-11:30AM in NCB293 and do not require registration

For more info and registration click HERE. Informational flyer also attached.

We are grateful for funding through the Small Grants Funding program and other supports from Western Research.

Happy Writing!

This event is part of Western's Faculty Writing Support Program—a grassroots enterprise led by Western faculty members with support and funding from Research Western.
Email Emily Abrams Ansari ( ) or Kelly Olson ( ) for more information.

Methodology Clinics – Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics - Western University

The Methodology Clinics take place on Fridays, and are available by appointment only.

What are the Methodology Clinics?
Consulting and collaboration provided by supervising faculty and senior graduate students.

Why is the department offering this service?

  • To train our students. One potential outcome, if the clinics are successful, is a graduate course in Methodological Consulting.
  • To develop alternative funding streams for graduate student support.
  • To identify potential employment opportunities for students and graduates.
  • To facilitate collaborations between our faculty and our colleagues.

For more information click here

Please direct any inquiries to to make an appointment to attend the clinic.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Methodology Clinic meetings will occur via online means (Zoom, Skype, etc.) until otherwise noted.

Call for Members - Research Ethics Board for Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry is in need of additional Research Ethics Board - Western University members. The current complement of REB members is not sufficient for the high number of research protocol submissions.

Please consider serving as a member of the REB or acting as a delegated reviewer. To inquire about the possibility of becoming a member, please contact and we would be happy to provide more information and to connect you with Erika Basile, the Director of Research Ethics and Compliance at Western.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Research Opportunities: Student/Trainee Researchers for your labs/projects

It takes a dedicated team to stay up to date on all the amazing research that is ongoing in mental health. To assist in the process of finding new team members, we have been collecting a list of potential new members for faculty!

If you are looking for a new research team member, please connect with Nicole North ( ) and she will happily share our updated list of interested individuals and their CVs with you!

Thank you!

Call for Research Publications

Dear all,

We want to recognize and showcase your research as it happens. We kindly request that faculty, residents, and students affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry to please send in the citations of your recent (2022) publications to Nicole North.

  • Format: APA
  • Please state your division membership (as applicable)

Please email your publications to: 

Thank you!

There are research opportunities within the department for undergraduate students, clerks, and residents. To find out more about opportunities, please see the Research by Division page, and browse the opportunities within each division.

If you have received a grant for research in psychiatry, or you know of a colleague who has received a grant, please e-mail that information to Nicole North ( for inclusion on the website.

Important Links

Updated: January, 2023