Student Opportunities

What is the Role of Master of Science (MSc), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in the CRC in Person-Centred Interventions for Older Adults with Multimorbidity Program?

Dr. Markle-Reid takes pride in guiding the next generation of scholars and provides the building blocks for them to carry out their own research. Graduate students have the opportunity to work on their thesis within ongoing research projects to highlight real-life issues and narrow the research-to-practice gap. Students are involved in the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program in the areas of protocol development, data collection and analysis, evaluation of implementation and writing. They also participate in conferences, co-author publications in peer-reviewed journals and attend research team and community stakeholder meetings. Postdoctoral fellows are directly involved in training and mentoring graduate and undergraduate student trainees.

Learn more about Rebecca Ganann's Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Markle-Reid here

Dr. Markle-Reid also hosts a Seminar Series entitled Research Issues in the Development, Evaluation, and Translation of Nurse-Led Interventions, for graduate students and faculty members.

Why Train as a Student with the CRC in Person-Centred Interventions for Older Adults with Multimorbidity Program?

Students have the opportunity to conduct research, teach and receive financial support with the assistance of McMaster University School of Nursing (SON) and the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU).


  • Work within an interdisciplinary team and access research expertise from world class researchers and leaders affiliated with the McMaster School of Nursing and ACHRU in the areas of pragmatic trials, economic evaluation, knowledge translation, intervention design and evaluation
  • Receive research and administrative support through ACHRU
  • Access large administrative databases through the McMaster ICES hub
  • Participate in robust capacity building initiatives


  • Be mentored into a faculty role


  • Receive a salary as a full-time MSc or PhD student through the CRC chair and other peer-reviewed projects
  • Receive financial support to attend scientific conferences
  • Get monetary assistance in applying for scholarships and funding for their research

How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming a student in the CRC in Aging program please email Dr. Markle-Reid your resume.