Upcoming Deadlines

JuMP Undergraduate Summer Studentship

2014 Deadline
April 1, 2014
(Start May 1 2014)


Upcoming JuMP Events

 For current JuMP trainees:

Click here for the March 2014 calendar!

Annual Bone & Joint Research Retreat
May 8th 2014

Seminar Speaker Series

March 24th 2014 - "Target Identification for Future Joint Pain Relief" - Jason McDougall

April 15th 2014 

Bone and Joint Focused Workshops

TBD - Pre Clinical Imaging

June 3rd - Building Teaching Dossiers

Also of interest:

Upcoming Conferences

Colour Outside the Lines: A Reverse Innovation Challenge for Canadian Health Systems
November 26th 2013
King Edward Hotel, Toronto, Canada.

More Information.


YouTube Channel

Bone and Joint Injury and Repair Conference

 January 16 & 17, 2014 
London Convention Centre
2014 Herbert Fleisch Workshop
March 16th- 18th 2014.
Early Bird Registration: October 1st 2013.
Call for Abstracts: October 1st 2013
Brugge (Belgium)

More Information

Canadian Connective Tissue Conference 
May/ June 2014 
London, ON


The Joint Motion Program (JuMP) is a CIHR Strategic Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research and Leadership. Trainees have the unique opportunity to participate in cutting-edge transdisciplinary research and knowledge translation, while gaining the leadership skills and experience that are essential for scientific progress in the 21st century. JuMP trains leaders who can meet the upcoming challenges in musculoskeletal health research and who will significantly improve the health, mobility and quality of life of Canadians.

Joint Motion Program News

Summer Studentship Deadline

Due to recent successes of our Joint Motion Trainees, we are pleased to announce that the Joint Motion Program is able to offer undergraduate trainee funding for the summer of 2014.

The Joint Motion Summer Undergraduate Studentship Research Program will provide matching funding for trainees to a maximum of $3000 in matching funds for a 12 week studentship running from May - August 2014.  Trainees will receive a total stipend of $6000 from all sources.

Additionally, the summer program offers a Brown-Bag Lunchtime Seminar Series as well as a Summer Trainee Research Retreat, where all students engage in a poster presentation describing their summer project.

Past summer programs have seen incredible research results along with first author papers and international awards as outcomes of trainee summer projects.

Deadline - Tuesday April 1st


Getgood & Orthopaedic Research Funded

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Alan Getgood has been awarded a research grant worth nearly $52,000 from the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), the world’s leading...Read More Here

Beautiful on The Inside. 

Wolf Orthopaedic Quantitative Imaging Laboratory, at Western Univeristy, is the first-in-Canada lab that looks at how people move on the outside and inside. Read more here

JuMP Alumni Paper Featured : Ryan Gillespie


Well Done! 

Members of the Bone and Joint Initiative including several JuMP Trainees at Western formed Team Bernier (in honour of the late Dr. Suzanne Bernier) lead by Team Captain Anusha Ratneswaran and took the top prize for fund-raising dollars in London (out of 38 teams) raising just over $4200 dollars. Canada wide this event included 8000 participants and raised close to 1.7 million.
Term Bernier

Bone & Joint Featured Research

Groundbreaking research has been published in the December 2013 volume of The Journal of Biological Chemistry through the Bone & Joint Initiative in collaboration with Nihon University, the University of Calgary, and Gilead Sciences, Inc. The research team identified the "slective inhibition of PI3K isoforms" as a "new approach for the treatment of inglammatory bone dieseased and skeletal metastases" according to Stephen Sims, PhD, a supervisor for the project.

For full details see the Schilich School of Medicine & Dentistry Article:


MPP Deb Matthews Visits Western

MPP Deb Matthews visited Western for a 3D printing demonstration and to announce $7.4 million in research grants to be split between 6 Western research teams.

For more details, visit:



It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. Cheryle Seguin to the JuMP Program as the new Co-Director.  Cheryle will be working with Trevor Birmingham to wind up the program in its final years.  This is certainly a bitter sweet announcement as Dr. Jeff Dixon takes leave of the program leadership of which he has been such a integral part.  We look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Dixon when he returns from his sabbatical as a Mentor and "Leader at Large" .


The next competition deadline for the Joint Motion Trainee Program is June 1st, 2014 for a September 1st, 2014 Program Intake.

Contact the Program Coordinator if you have any questions.


Upcoming Conferences

KT Canada Summer Institute on Knowledge Translation

June 9-14, 2014   Quebec City, QC

Details Here


CIHR Fellowship Program 

Deadline change and reminder about moving to one competition per year

This serves as a reminder that beginning in the Fall 2013, CIHR will only be offering one Fellowship competition per year. Despite this change, the number of fellowships awarded will be maintained at approximately 170 per year and the overall budget allocated to this program will remain unchanged at $21M over five years.

To ensure the successful implementation of this change, the CIHR Fellowship awards competition deadline will be moving to November 15, 2013 (rather than October 1) and the anticipated notice of decision will be on April 30, 2014. Although the deadline date is delayed for this competition, eligibility of candidates will not be impacted for this year as, exceptionally for this competition, applicants' eligibility will be calculated as of October 1, 2013. 

Should you have questions, we encourage you to consult the CIHR website for details regarding the program and how to apply: 


or to contact the program delivery team at fellowships@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


CIHR Guidebook for New Principle Investigators



Funding Opportunities


Mitacs Accelerated PhD Fellowships

Mitacs has a wonderful program that could provide you with a full PhD student stipend for up to 3 years. It is called Accelerate. Quite easy to get actually and they will assist with finding a commercial/industry partner.

For students interested in working on a long-term research project with a supervising professor and partner organization: Mitacs-Accelerate is now accepting applications for 3-year PhD fellowships! 

Contact Mitacs directly for any additional information.

Early Phase Clinical Trials in Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions (R21)


Submission Dates: November 13, 2013; March 13, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

intended to support clinical trials conducting preliminary evaluation of the safety and efficacy of imaging agents, as well as an assessment of imaging systems, image processing, image-guided therapy, contrast kinetic modeling, and 3-D reconstruction and other quantitative tools. As many such preliminary evaluations are early in development, this FOA will provide investigators with support for pilot (Phase I and II) cancer imaging clinical trials, including patient monitoring and laboratory studies. The imaging and Image-guided Intervention (IGI) investigations, if proven successful in these early clinical trials, can then be validated in larger studies through competitive R01 mechanisms, or through clinical trials in the Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs), Cancer Center and/or Cooperative Groups.

All awards are for up to $500,000 in Direct Costs over 2 years.



A CIHR Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research and Leadership