Travel Awards

  • Travel Awards

CRTP Trainees are eligible to apply for travel awards, to help offset expenses to attend and present their research at national and international cancer research conferences or workshops.  Students have so far traveled to 19 different countries and have won several presentation awards.

Funding is limited and requests are reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

Daniel Medina-Luna, AACR           Samlau Kutana, IPOS


Please review the terms of reference and download the application form for further details and to apply.

A well-written sample abstract indicating the cancer relevance of the project is provided for your reference.

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2022/23 Travel Award Recipients:

Jessica Vickery

Cancer and Primary care research international network (Ca-PRI) conference 2023, Oxford, England

Modeline Longjohn

Workshop: QuantitatEVs: Multiscale analyses, from bulk to single vesicle, Trento and Milano, Italy

Elias Habib 

Conference: American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), Washington DC

Poster Presentation: Haploinsufficient tumour suppressor PRP4K is negatively regulated during epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition 

Vlora Riberdy

Conference: World Molecular Imaging Conference, Miami FL

Oral Presentation: Pre-clinical MRI radiomic and machine learning to precid survival after immunotherapy treatment

Jae Ho Han

Conference: Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2022 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Oral Presentation: A small RNA signature from extracellular vesicles in patient plasma correlates with recurrence or progress of high-grade gliomas
– Recipient of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors National Brain Tumor Society Award

Alexa Wilson

Conference: Ubiquitin Biology, Keystone Symposia, Vancouver BC

Poster Presentation: Stressed out: How a herpesvirus E3 ubiquitin ligase targets the cellular stress response
– Recipient of a Keystone Symposia travel scholarship

Daniel Medina-Luna

Conference: American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA

Poster Presentation: Mobilization of Memory Natural Killer cells in Cancer Immunotherapy

Jodi Langley

Conference: International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Phoenix AZ

Oral Presentation: Understanding the barriers, facilitators and preferences to exercise for individuals living with non-curative cancer: a scoping review

Oral Presentation: The effects of a 12-week exercise intervention on cognitive impairment in cancer survivors

Nick Dawe

Conference: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society — Americas (TERMIS-AM) Annual Conference and Exhibition, Toronto ON

Presentation: Development and characterization of T-SLICE: An in vitro cancer model that pre-capitulates the tumour microenvironment

Jasmine Barra

Workshop: American Association of Immunologists Advanced Course in Immunology, Boston MA

Samlau Kutana

Conference: 2022 International Psycho-Oncology Society World Congress, Toronto ON

Poster Presentation: Objective Cognitive Function in a sample of cancer survivors with Insomnia and Cognitive Complaints

Poster Presentation: Qualitative Assessment of Needs and Preferences for a Smartphone App to Treat Insomnia in Cancer Survivors

Brendan McKeown

Conference: Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting, Montreal QE

Poster Presentation: Jadomycin B cytotoxicity involves interactions with COX2 signalling in human breast cancer cells

Funding for travel awards is provided by: