Obesity Canada is pleased to announce the 2023 Canadian Obesity Research Training taking place at the Canadian Obesity Summit May 14-17 in Whistler, BC. This opportunity is an abbreviated, updated version of our extremely popular Obesity Boot Camps, and promises to be the “can’t miss” event of 2023!  

The Canadian Obesity Research Training is open to 15 MSc/PhD students and early career researchers (within 5 years of graduation). Attendees must be attending a Canadian university for their training or be employed at a Canadian research institution. The training will cover all aspects of obesity, ranging from epidemiology and public health to cell biology, energy regulation, clinical management and health policy. The program will consist of 6 hours of in person training during the Canadian Obesity Summit combined with supplemental online components occurring virtually before and after the conference.  

Successful applicants will receive the discounted student rate for registration to the 8th Canadian Obesity Summit, along with a travel grant for transportation and accommodation expenses at the conference (up to $2,000 CAD).  

Space is limited.

Requirements for Applications:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Letter of recommendation from your supervisor (or employer in the case of new professionals).
  3. Copy of your curriculum vitae.
  4. 1 single-spaced page summary of your research interests, and a brief explanation of what you hope to get out of the boot camp.

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm MST Wednesday, March 15, 2023 


May 14, 2023

May 17, 2023


Obesity Canada


Fairmont, Whistler, British Columbia

During the 8th Canadian Obesity Summit

Call for applications has closed.


Sanjeev Sockalingam, University of Toronto

Andre Tchernof, Université Laval

Ian Patton, Obesity Canada

Taniya Nagpal, University of Alberta 

Mary Forhan, University of Toronto

Patient partners

Sarah Nutter,  University of Victoria

Other faculty TBA

Preliminary program coming soon! 

For more information contact us