CPA Junior Investigator Research Colloquium


Application Submission Deadline: Mar. 1, 2023 (PST)

The Canadian Psychiatric Association is inviting applications to its annual CPA Junior Investigator Research Colloquium at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Oct. 19, 2023. The Colloquium aims to provide guidance, mentorship and encouragement to young investigators in the early phases of their training. Junior investigators will have an opportunity to obtain feedback about their past, present and future research from mentors who are tops in their field in a small group setting as well as participate in plenary sessions about career development and grantsmanship.

Candidates who have an interest and potential in developing research careers in psychiatry are encouraged to apply.

Who is eligible?

Psychiatry residents or fellows who have interest and potential in developing research careers in psychiatry. Candidates should hold a medical degree. Candidates must also be current members of the CPA, or apply to be one upon acceptance to the program. Those with individual federal research awards are not eligible. Applicants must be citizens, or permanent residents of Canada, and training in Canada.

Application Process

The deadline to submit 2023 applications is Mar. 1, 2023 (PST). Applicants are required to submit an online application form including:

  • A 500-word abstract by the nominee of a study in progress or completed. If accepted to attend the colloquium, this abstract should be used for the breakout group session. The abstract form is integrated into the online application form (link on the right).
  • A 300-word statement by the nominee describing how attendance at the colloquium will further his/her career goals. If accepted, participants will be asked to presentation his/her study to the breakout group.
  • A letter of recommendation from the nominee’s research mentor or other faculty member, describing the nominee’s potential as a researcher and his/her potential to benefit from the colloquium. (append to the online application form)
  • A curriculum vitae (appended to the online application form).

Colloquium Chair
Dr. Margaret Hahn, University of Toronto
Dr. Baudouin Forgeot d’Arc, Université de Montréal


A $500 stipend, claimable upon attendance to the colloquium, will be provided to successful candidates to partially defray travel expenses.

Best Group Presentation – Gift Card Prizes

Gift Card prizes will be awarded to the junior investigator voted for the best group presentation of the day.

JIRC 2022 - ParticipantsThank you to the Mentors and Sponsors of the 2022 Colloquium


• Dr. Katherine Aitchison (University of Alberta)
• Dr. Mahavir Agarwal (CAMH)
• Dr. Suze Berkhout (University of Toronto)
• Dr. Baudouin Forgeot d’Arc (Université de Montréal)
• Dr. Margaret Hahn (University of Toronto)
• Dr. Arlene MacDougall (Western University)
• Dr. Daniel Mueller (CAMH)


Dalhousie University, Department of Psychiatry
McGill University, Department of Psychiatry
McMaster University, Department of Psychiatry
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Psychiatry
Queen’s University, Department of Psychiatry
University of Alberta, Department of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia, Department of Psychiatry
University of Calgary, Department of Psychiatry
University of Manitoba, Department of Psychiatry
University of Ottawa, Department of Psychiatry
University of Saskatchewan, Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry
Western University, Department of Psychiatry
Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Université Laval, Department of Psychiatry
Université de Montréal, Department of Psychiatry
Université de Sherbrooke, Department of Psychiatry

For more information on participating in or sponsoring the Colloquium, contact Rob Cornforth at 1-613-234-2815 (237) or by e-mail at

Please contact Rob Cornforth at
(613) 234-2815 ext. 237 or