Institute-wide Educational Activities

Snyder Endowed Chair Seminar Series

This seminar series hosted by Snyder members holding endowed chairs features distinguished basic and clinician scientists at the top of their fields of research. Seminars are held on the last Friday of each month from September to June. Visiting speakers are also requested to meet with faculty members and trainees.

For more information, please contact seminar series organizer Dr. May Ho at

Snyder Research Day

This annual event showcases research achievements of Snyder members in the preceding year. A keynote speaker is also invited.

For more information, please contact Research Day organizer Dr. May Ho at

Student Research Day

This annual event is organized by graduate students under the supervision of Dr. Donna Marie McCafferty to provide a forum to showcase their research and to acquire experience in scientific presentation. Abstracts are selected for oral or poster presentation by a student committee with faculty input. Faculty members act as judges for best oral and poster presentations. 

The goal of this event is to celebrate the research of trainees within the Snyder Institute. The Beverley Phillips Awards for Research Excellence will be awarded for the best oral presentation and poster presentations.

Every year, we ask that all faculty encourage their trainees and post doctoral fellows to participate and bring to the attention to the review committee any trainee they believe should be in the spotlight (recent publication, well rounded story for imminent publication, clinical application.

Professional Development Day

This annual event is held off-site by the Institute to provide professional development for trainees with regard to career options (both academic and non-academic), resume development, presentation skills, interviewing skills etc. Topics are driven by student interests/requests through a student committee. 

Snyder Partnered Seminar Series

Funds can be requested for speakers invited by, and catering to, a niche group within the Institute who also have a somewhat broader appeal to Institute members. A maximum of $1,500 would be available for any single visit with the remaining costs covered by partnering sources. Examples of partnering sources would be, leaders in medicine programme, departmental sources, graduate studies support for a PhD external examiner. This programme would also cater to individuals who may have committed to a meeting in Banff and could stop over for a day in Calgary. Applications should be submitted at least 2 months prior to the event and will be reviewed on an ad hoc basis.

Please contact Dr. May Ho [] if you are interested in applying.