OTRU recognizes that involving students and graduates early in their careers is an essential strategy in developing the next generation of researchers and practitioners with a commitment to tobacco control.
OTRU Training Opportunities
Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice
Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice is a comprehensive and evidence-based online course on tobacco control for public health professionals and others working in tobacco control.
Tobacco and Health: From Cells to Society
The graduate-level course Tobacco and Health: From Cells to Society is offered via webinar to students across Canada through the Graduate Department of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of tobacco and tobacco-related issues from a public health perspective.
Graduate and practicum students may conduct their thesis research under the supervision of OTRU Principal Investigators and Scientists and complete their field practica at OTRU.
CIHR Strategic Training Program in Public Health Policy
The vision of the CIHR Strategic Training Program in Public Health Policy at the University of Toronto is to create an active, collaborative multidisciplinary community of researchers, trainees, policymakers, educators and practitioners that works and learns together to address – from a policy perspective – the key issues for public health at local, regional, national and global levels.
OTRU Student Funding
Ashley Studentships for Research in Tobacco Control Come to an End
The 2012-13 round of funding marked the end of the Ashley Studentships for Research in Tobacco Control due to fiscal constraints.
The OTRU Graduate Studentships for Research in Tobacco Control Program was initiated in 2000 to increase tobacco control capacity in Ontario by supporting the development of a future generation of tobacco researchers and practitioners. In 2004, the program was renamed the Ashley Studentships for Research in Tobacco Control in recognition of Dr. Mary Jane Ashley, a founding OTRU Principal Investigator, for her long standing support of students and her many contributions to tobacco control.
Since its inception in 2000 to 2012-13, 130 studentships have been awarded to students in academic programs in health sciences, social sciences and humanities at post-secondary institutions across Ontario. Many of our studentship recipients have gone on to be leaders in tobacco control research and programming.