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Bridge Program CIHR/MSFHR Strategic Training Fellows are graduate students, post-doctoral fellows or practitioners on secondment from the public or private sectors. All have been awarded Bridge scholarships to participate in the program. For more information, refer to the PEOPLE > Fellows webpage.


Bridge Program Learners are scholarship-winning graduate students who participate in the Bridge Program courses, but are not Bridge Fellows. For more information, refer to the PEOPLE > Learners webpage


Mentors are faculty members who participate in the supervision of Bridge Program graduate student research and serve as representatives on Program committees. They coordinate and develop content materials for the graduate courses, participate in multidisciplinary operating grant writing, and supervise development of the course modules. For more information, refer to the PEOPLE > Faculty Mentors webpage.


Bridge Program committees are responsible for the overall management of the program, admissions policies, establishing and maintaining program requirements, evaluating the program's successes and failures, and recruiting of fellows and partners. There are five committees:

  • Coordinating Committee

  • Executive Committee

  • Admissions and Progress Committee

  • Evaluation Committee

  • External Advisory Committee

For more information, refer to the PEOPLE > Committees webpage.


The Director, Associate Directors, and Program Manager are responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Program, and report to the Coordinating Committee. For more information, refer to the Contact Us webpage.


Partner organizations include research centres at UBC, private and public sector organizations, and other universities. For more information, refer to the PEOPLE > Partners webpage.


A number of Bridge fellows have completed the program. For more information about their subsequent academic and professional careers, refer to the PEOPLE > Alumni webpage.

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