National Mental Health Service Provider

Research

WWC DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP

IN MILITARY & VETERAN HEALTH RESEARCH

$18,000 each year for two years to a Doctoral level student conducting research on issues relevant to military members, Veterans or other related populations and their families.
In 2013, Wounded Warriors Canada made a 10-year, $400,000 commitment to the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran and Health Research (CIMVHR) to help increase research supporting military and Veteran community. Now in its eighth year, the scholarship is awarded to one PhD candidate annually who demonstrates excellence in their proposed research while exhibiting significant potential for a high impact career in a military, Veteran and family health research.
 
THE NEED: More Canadian research is needed to address the health and well-being issues over the life-course of individuals and families of those who serve and have served, as related to occupational exposures, experiences and environment. These may include health consequences – physical, mental and social – that are unique in their nature, magnitude, long-term effects, delayed presentation, and trans-generational implications. 

ELIGIBILITY:  

Applicants must:

  • Be registered with a Canadian university, as a full-time doctoral student, or as a student in a combined MA/PhD, fast track program, having completed comprehensive examination(s) or equivalent.
  • Be doing research that considers the unique context of military service over the life course and that is of potential importance to improving the physical, mental health, or well-being of military, Veteran or other relevant populations and their families.
  • Have received ethics clearance from for their research from their respective university and/or the Social Science Research Review Board (SSRRB) if applicable: https://cimvhr.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-08-16_SSRRB-CIMVHR-Statement_English.pdf
  • Have received ethics approval for their research.
  • Submit two written evaluations from referees.

For inquiries please contact scholarships@cimvhr.ca.

WWC DOCTORAL SCHOLARS

Brad Hardie PCC, ECPC, MPNLP, CTP

Duncan Shields

2013-2015

 Cindy Hogg PCC, ECPC, C-IQ, EQ-i  Trauma Informed Coach, Specialist in Individual, Couples, Relationship and Family Wellness Coach, Individual and Group Mental Health and Well-being, Organizational / Corporate Mindfulness and Coaching Culture Leadership Initiative, Co-Founder of Moving the Human Spirit.

Celina Shirazapour

2014-2016

Helena Hawryluk

2015-2017

Linna Tam-Seto

2016-2018

Brad Hardie PCC, ECPC, MPNLP, CTP

Tara Collins

2017-2019

 Cindy Hogg PCC, ECPC, C-IQ, EQ-i  Trauma Informed Coach, Specialist in Individual, Couples, Relationship and Family Wellness Coach, Individual and Group Mental Health and Well-being, Organizational / Corporate Mindfulness and Coaching Culture Leadership Initiative, Co-Founder of Moving the Human Spirit.

Stephanie Houle

2018-2020

Ashley Williams

2019-2021

Kate St Cyr

2021-2022

EVIDENCE-INFORMED IMPACT

BOS

The results of a longitudinal, mixed methods study have provided evidence of statistically significant reductions in symptoms of PTSD and depression, as well as increases in reported social support and quality of life. There is also evidence that BOS significantly reduced reports of stigma faced by participants.

COPE

One year following program participation couples reported significant increases in active coping, emotional support, acceptance and instrumental support. This was coupled with a decrease in loneliness scores. Couples also reported an increase in degree of relationship satisfaction when measured on the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS)

TRP

Following completion of both phases of TRP participants reported: Increased levels of competence, confidence self-regulate in working through past traumas. Further they reported increased ability to use resources to find relief working through past traumas, confidence in working through future traumatic events and reductions in traumarelated shame (TRSI).

WARRIOR KIDS

Early feedback from both participants and parents reports positive progress and communication around 3 goals: Cultivating Knowledge around OSI’s/PTSD; developing connections to other peers; and developing new strategies for coping/resilience.