University of Calgary
UofC Navigation


The Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases is committed to provide excellence in training in biomedical and translational research in autoimmune, inflammatory, immunological and infectious disorders at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.  In addition, there are Institute-wide educational and professional development activities to support and promote our trainees. 

 A number of interdisciplinary graduate degree programs offered under the auspices of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are affiliated with the Snyder Institute. Students can also register in a graduate degree program while concurrently registered in the MD program through the Leaders in Medicine (LIM) program at the Faculty of Medicine.

As part of its mandate to train the next generation of research leaders, the Snyder Institute is proud to administer the Beverley Phillips Rising Stars Program for Graduate Scholarships and Postdoctoral Fellowships. This program is made possible by a generous donation of Mr. Gordon & Mrs. Beverley Phillips in 2014.

For a complete list of members that are looking for graduate students please click here.

For more information, please contact the Snyder Scholarship Program Director Dr. May Ho at


The Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases was named in 2008 in honour of Joan Snyder and her parents, who she credits for teaching her the value of philanthropy. It is a group of more than 104 clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic scientists who are impacting and changing the lives of people suffering from chronic diseases, including sepsis, MRSA, cystic fibrosis, type-1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. For more information on the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, please visit us at or follow us on Twitter @SnyderInstitute.