Trainee Activities

The student committee has been hard at work putting together many exciting events for your time in Ottawa! Please review the below. Note some activities require registration in advance so please review and update as needed.

Trainee Social

August 23 – 7:30 to 12:00am

Join us for a lively night out at the Heart & Crown in Byward Market on Tuesday, August 23rd. Located steps from the convention centre, registration is only $10 and includes some food and drink. The NACOB student committee will host a game of trivia beginning at 8pm. Due to space constraints at the venue, capacity for the Trainee Social is limited to the first 300 registrants. As registration is first come first served, we recommend signing up quickly to assure your spot with a  final deadline of August 12th! Trivia group signups and details will follow in August.

If you have already registered and want to add the social, please click HERE and select edit registration!

ASB Student Chapters Meeting

August 23 – 12:15pm to 13:15pm

The ASB Student Body will be hosting our second annual Student Chapters Meeting on Tuesday (8/23) during lunch. The purpose of this event is for members of ASB Student Chapters to come together to exchange ideas and ask questions about what their chapters have been doing over the past year, as well as provide a space for students interested in starting an ASB chapter to ask any questions they have about the process. The ASB Student Rep, as well as several current chapter presidents, will be on hand to lead a Q&A session, which will be followed by time to break into smaller groups and meet people from other schools.

Trainee Professional Development

August 23 – 5:30 – 7:00pm
The trainee professional development event is taking place on Tuesday, August 23rd from 5:30-7PM. This roundtable style event welcomes undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to speak with and learn from experienced members of the biomechanics community about a variety of topics. Some academic topics will include the preparation of scholarship/fellowship applications for national funding agencies (e.g., NIH, NSF, NSERC, CIHR), manuscript writing and reviewing as well as the differences between pursuing academia in the US and Canada. Non-academic topics will include, but are not limited to: government and industry career paths, technology development and entrepreneurship as well as equity, diversity and inclusion in academia.

Conference Insiders

A CSB/ASB first! The conference insiders program recruits experienced conference goers to volunteer and share their knowledge with trainees who are newer to conferences or have never been to an in-person conference due to the pandemic. The responsibilities of the conference insiders include:

1) Being a point of contact for students who may want your advice on how to best optimize their time at NACOB,

2) Meeting students in person, throughout the registration time, on Sunday, August 21st, and

3) Meeting with students for an hour on Monday morning for a walk and talk event (7-8 AM).

Join us in advising and learning with the newest biomechanics trainees!

The deadline to register as a conference insider is July 24th, 2022.

If you have already registered, please go HERE to edit your registration if you are interested in being a conference insider!

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