Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Beginning in 2008, students who participate in high school student science week at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation are eligible to apply for the Peter D. Paré Scholarship, an eight (8) week summer internship at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (valued at $2,000). Recipients of this fellowship spend 8 weeks working in a laboratory on a research project which they present at the Summer Student Research Day.  Past projects and laboratories are listed below.





Testing of a structure model for smooth muscle contractile unit

Dr. Chun Seow


Airway Epithelial Repair: Cell Subtypes or Proliferation/Differentiation Dependent?

Dr. Del Dorscheid


The role of Interleukin-1 in driving inflammation and remodeling in the asthmatic EMTU

Dr. Tillie Hackett


Changes in Macrophage Populations Induced by Statins in Patients with COPD

Dr. Stephan van Eeden


Role of TAR-DNA Binding Protein-43 in Viral-Induced Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Honglin Luo


Structural integrity of muscle cytoskeletal filament network: regulation by cross-linker proteins

Dr. Chun Seow


The Dynamic microbiome response to lung inflammation and stress

Dr. Don Sin


Interstitial Fibrosis in Exercise- and Hypertension-induced Cardiac Hypertrophy

Dr. Mike Allard


Studying the role of lysosomal cholesterol as a regulator of ABCA1 expression and high density lipoprotein (HDL) formation

Dr. Gordon Francis


Studying the role of Respiratory Syncytial Virus induced inflammation in airway epithelial cells

Dr. Del Dorscheid


Studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms associated with pathogenesis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Dr. Darry Knight

For further information on this program contact Gurpreet Singhera or Educational Coordinator.


CIHR IMPACT Strategic Training Program

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) IMPACT (Integrated and Mentored Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Training) Strategic Training Program at the Universities of British Columbia and Manitoba trains high quality clinical and basic science post-doctoral fellows with the goal of creating the next generation of investigators capable of developing and translating knowledge from bench to bedside with the outcome of improved cardio-pulmonary health status of the Canadian population.

The CIHR Strategic Training Program provides a very competitive funding and the opportunity to join focused teams of researchers in unique multidisciplinary research groups.

For more information please visit the IMPACT website.

External Grants and Fellowships

Additional grants and fellowships can be found on the pages listed below: