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Part of the Stem Cell Network’s mandate is to support the training of the next generation of more than 3,000 highly qualified personnel (HQP) who will lead and grow Canada’s regenerative medicine sector. It will be innovative early-career investigators, supported by SCN, who will develop new therapies, novel technologies and insightful research to inform policy development.

Some examples of our programs include:

Exchange Program:
Aims to provide researchers and trainees the opportunity to acquire specific skills or develop collaborations that will directly benefit their research project.
Travel Awards Program:
SCN offers a variety of travel awards to support trainees/HQP to learn and collaborate by enabling them to attend workshops and courses within Canada and internationally.
Bursary Program:
SCN bursaries provide financial assistance for eligible trainees to attend workshops and courses. In most cases, the bursary includes workshop registration fees, travel, hotel and meals costs. 

SCN would like to acknowledge the contributions and support from the Government of Canada, the SCN Training & Education and Trainee Communications Committees and our workshop and event partners, through which these knowledge translation activities have been made possible.

Till & McCulloch Meetings

The Till & McCulloch Meetings gather stem cell scientists, clinicians, ethicists and policy-makers from Canada and abroad. The event showcases Canada’s place in the global stem cell ecosystem and provides a tremendous opportunity for stakeholders to network with international peers.

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In the news

New stem cell technology gives high-risk leukemia patients second chance at life

Positive results from a recent clinical trial show that a Canadian-made stem cell innovation could reduce risks and improve outcomes of cord blood stem cell transplantation for patients with leukemia and lymphoma. OTTAWA, November 5, 2019 — Few people get a second chance at life. And fewer still are forced to take it before their …

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