The Point of Care Health Technologies Team offers training opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research assistants, summer students, and honours students. Besides intensive research projects, the PCHT also offers opportunities for academic and social interaction.
We encourage potential students and research fellows to email any of our PCHT Node leads directly, should their particular field of research be of interest. You can find contact information on the Contact page of our website.
Undergraduates can participate in our Point of Care Health Technologies team in a variety of ways including as research assistants, co-op students, international internships, honors thesis students, and capstone design teams.
Students are expected to be accomplished in their field, be self-directed and motivated, with a demonstrated interest in health technologies.
Co-op positions and international internship opportunities will be posted here when available and may also be posted to the SFU co-op job listings. Honors thesis and capstone design students must contact individual faculty members to define research and design objectives.
Masters and doctoral students are welcome to join the PCHT team as research assistants as they complete their degree at SFU or as visiting scholars through formal exchange programs or individual research collaborations.
Graduate students must meet the SFU Graduate school admissions criteria for their home department and have the support of a PCHT faculty member.
Graduate research programs can start any semester in the school year. Please see the SFU Graduate Admissions page for application deadlines.
POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS
Postdoctoral Fellows are welcome to join the PCHT team as research assistants or as visiting scholars through formal exchange programs or individual research collaborations.
Postdoctoral Fellows must meet the SFU Graduate school admissions criteria for their home department and have the support of a PCHT faculty member.
SFU Grad Admissions: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/future/admission-requirements.html
Scholarship Funding Pages:
MITACS Globalink: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink
MICHAEL Smith Foundation for Health Research: http://www.msfhr.org/funding
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILTIES
PCHT is supported by an SFU Community Trust Endowment Fund (CTEF) and AGE-WELL (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life NCE Inc.), Canada’s technology and aging network.
HQP who are funded through one of AGE-WELL’s Core Research Projects are automatically enrolled in the EPIC training program and work towards completion of the AGE-WELL Innovators of Tomorrow certificate.
As set out in PCHT’s Terms of Reference, part of AGE-WELL’s mandate is to provide HQP (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, etc.) with world class training in the field of technology and aging. It is expected that HQP will dedicate approximately 3-4 days a month on AGE-WELL activities, such as participating in networking events, capacity building and/or experiential training opportunities that will be developed by AGE-WELL. It is important that this be considered in project planning. With that in mind, HQP are expected to attend all biweekly HQP Research Forum meetings (on Surrey campus, as well as when they occur on alternating campuses).
HQP will be expected to complete a short application that describes their project and training goals and will submit an annual progress report to demonstrate how they are meeting the goals of CTEF and AGE-WELL.
It is expected that HQP will attempt to secure additional funding during their membership in PCHT. Funding may not provide a full stipend for the entire duration of the training period.
Network HQP are expected to fully participate in cross-Network activities and should demonstrate this participation in their progress reports.