The deadline for the CHILD Cohort Study’s first-ever National Poster Competition has passed.

Prize winners will be announced soon!

CLICK HERE
to see all the amazing creations by our participants.

How do I send in my poster?

Right now, original posters cannot be dropped off to the CHILD clinics. Scan or take a picture of your poster and email it to your CHILD research coordinator by May 8 May 22 (new extended deadline!).

Try to ensure the photo or scan of your poster is very clear and as large as you can make it. 

Make sure to include your first name, your age and your city/town in your email and most importantly … tell us what your poster is about in 3 sentences or less (“My poster is about …”)

CHILD research coordinators
CHILD Vancouver site

Linda Warner: childstudy@bcchr.ca

CHILD Edmonton site

Joyce Chikuma: childstudy@ualberta.ca

CHILD Winnipeg, Winkler & Morden site

Scarlet Salas: CHILD@chrim.ca

CHILD Toronto site

Yaminee Charavanapavan: child.study@sickkids.ca

What should my poster be about?

Your poster can be about anything to do with the CHILD Cohort Study. For example, your poster can tell us what a CHILD clinic visit is like … or … what being part of the study means to you … or even … something CHILD has discovered (see some examples here).

What materials can I use?

Create your poster using any art materials you like (crayons, pencil crayons, markers, paint). Be creative and colourful! The only restriction is to make the poster by hand and to avoid using an iPad, computer or digital program.

How do I send in my poster?

Right now, original posters cannot be dropped off to the CHILD clinics. Scan or take a picture of your poster and email it to your CHILD research coordinator by May 8.

Try to ensure the photo or scan of your poster is very clear and as large as you can make it.

Make sure to include your first name and your age in your email and most important … tell us what your poster is about in 3 sentences or less (“My poster is about …”)

CHILD research coordinators
CHILD Vancouver site

Linda Warner: childstudy@bcchr.ca

CHILD Edmonton site

Joyce Chikuma: childstudy@ualberta.ca

CHILD Winnipeg, Winkler & Morden site

Scarlet Salas: CHILD@chrim.ca

CHILD Toronto site

Yaminee Charavanapavan: child.study@sickkids.ca

Where will the posters be displayed?

All posters will be displayed here on the CHILD Cohort Study website. Check back here regularly to see all the posters from around the country.

Are there prizes?

Every contestant will receive a prize of a cool CHILD Cohort Study water bottle. We will also award four regional prizes (Instax mini 9 instant cameras and film!) and one national prize (Apple gift certificate worth $500!)

IMPORTANT NOTE: All poster submissions will be displayed on the CHILD Cohort Study website and published across CHILD social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook).

If you do not wish to have your poster or your name/age/city to be visible to the public, please let your CHILD coordinator know when you submit your poster.

How will the posters be judged?

Posters will be evaluated based on three criteria:

  • creativity (is the poster creative and imaginative?)
  • use of colour (do the colours catch your eye?)
  • clear messaging (does the poster tell us something about the CHILD Cohort Study?)

The deadline for the CHILD Cohort Study’s first-ever National Poster Competition has passed.

Prize winners will be announced soon!

CLICK HERE
to see all the amazing creations by our participants.

The CHILD Cohort Study is proud to announce the prize-winners of its first-ever National Poster Competition!

NATIONAL WINNER

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REGIONAL WINNER: BC

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REGIONAL WINNER: ALBERTA

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REGIONAL WINNER: MANITOBA

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REGIONAL WINNER: ONTARIO

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MEET THE JUDGES

TIM CAULFIELD

Professor of Health Law and Science Policy | Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

Professor Timothy Caulfield is an unrivalled communicator who debunks myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector — from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine — for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. He is a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and a research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.

Prof. Caulfield writes frequently for the popular press on a range of health and science policy issues. He is also the host and co-producer of the award-winning documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, currently streaming on Netflix.

ERICA EHM

Writer, actor, songwriter, entrepreneur and TV host

Erica Ehm is best known as a pioneering video jockey at the Canadian cable television station MuchMusic.

Drawing on decades of experience as an iconic television personality, and thirteen years of experience as CEO of her own companies, Erica has earned a reputation as a powerful speaker, event moderator and host.  Her companies, niche publishing brand YMC.ca and digital agency Ehm & Co, have earned a dozen prestigious marketing and publishing awards.

VANESSA FORAN

President & CEO, Asthma Canada

Vanessa Foran is a non-profit leader with broad experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. She is president and CEO of Asthma Canada, and has more than 20 years’ experience as an NGO leader, working with patient groups such as the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario.

ANDREW McCOLGAN

Lead, Strategic Communications at Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Andrew McColgan is a senior communications strategist with experience in public affairs, government relations, and partnership development. He is lead for strategic communications at CIHR, the major federal agency responsible for funding health and medical research in Canada.

DEBBIE MORRISON

Co-Founder, Debbie and Donald H. Morrison Family Foundation

Debbie Morrison is the co-founder of the Debbie and Donald H. Morrison Family Foundation, a charitable organization that supports many health-related institutions and endeavours, including the CHILD Cohort Study.

MARY-ELLEN RAYNER

Communications & Partnerships Lead, The Sandbox Project

Mary-Ellen Rayner specializes in communications and partnerships at The Sandbox Project, a national charity that fosters cross-sector collaboration toward improved child and youth health and wellbeing in Canada. She works with Sandbox’s national network of charities, researchers, youth, policymakers and corporate Canada to help pool resources, share promising practices and facilitate knowledge-sharing. She is also a member of the CHILD Cohort Study KMb Stakeholder Advisory Committee.

GWEN SMITH

Co-owner & co-editor, Allergic Living magazine

Gwen Smith is a journalist with years of experience in both Canada and the U.S. She is founder, editor, writer and co-owner of Allergic Living magazine and Allergicliving.com, which cover all aspects of living with food and environmental allergies, asthma and celiac disease. She has been the deputy managing editor and national editor of The Globe and Mail newspaper, the editor-in-chief of a major women’s magazine, a magazine writer and a radio and TV producer.

LISA WOLFF

Director of Policy and Research, UNICEF Canada

Lisa Wolff has worked in UNICEF Canada for more than a decade leading education and policy focused work to advance the rights of Canada’s children to develop to their fullest potential, consistent with international human rights standards. For this work, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She is also a member of the CHILD Cohort Study KMb Stakeholder Advisory Committee.

CLICK HERE
to see all the amazing creations by our participants.

How do I send in my poster?

Right now, original posters cannot be dropped off to the CHILD clinics. Scan or take a picture of your poster and email it to your CHILD research coordinator by May 8 May 22 (new extended deadline!).

Try to ensure the photo or scan of your poster is very clear and as large as you can make it. 

Make sure to include your first name, your age and your city/town in your email and most importantly … tell us what your poster is about in 3 sentences or less (“My poster is about …”)

CHILD research coordinators
CHILD Vancouver site

Linda Warner: childstudy@bcchr.ca

CHILD Edmonton site

Joyce Chikuma: childstudy@ualberta.ca

CHILD Winnipeg, Winkler & Morden site

Scarlet Salas: CHILD@chrim.ca

CHILD Toronto site

Yaminee Charavanapavan: child.study@sickkids.ca

What should my poster be about?

Your poster can be about anything to do with the CHILD Cohort Study. For example, your poster can tell us what a CHILD clinic visit is like … or … what being part of the study means to you … or even … something CHILD has discovered (see some examples here).

What materials can I use?

Create your poster using any art materials you like (crayons, pencil crayons, markers, paint). Be creative and colourful! The only restriction is to make the poster by hand and to avoid using an iPad, computer or digital program.

How do I send in my poster?

Right now, original posters cannot be dropped off to the CHILD clinics. Scan or take a picture of your poster and email it to your CHILD research coordinator by May 8.

Try to ensure the photo or scan of your poster is very clear and as large as you can make it.

Make sure to include your first name and your age in your email and most important … tell us what your poster is about in 3 sentences or less (“My poster is about …”)

CHILD research coordinators
CHILD Vancouver site

Linda Warner: childstudy@bcchr.ca

CHILD Edmonton site

Joyce Chikuma: childstudy@ualberta.ca

CHILD Winnipeg, Winkler & Morden site

Scarlet Salas: CHILD@chrim.ca

CHILD Toronto site

Yaminee Charavanapavan: child.study@sickkids.ca

Where will the posters be displayed?

All posters will be displayed here on the CHILD Cohort Study website. Check back here regularly to see all the posters from around the country.

Are there prizes?

Every contestant will receive a prize of a cool CHILD Cohort Study water bottle. We will also award four regional prizes (Instax mini 9 instant cameras and film!) and one national prize (Apple gift certificate worth $500!)

IMPORTANT NOTE: All poster submissions will be displayed on the CHILD Cohort Study website and published across CHILD social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook).

If you do not wish to have your poster or your name/age/city to be visible to the public, please let your CHILD coordinator know when you submit your poster.

How will the posters be judged?

Posters will be evaluated based on three criteria:

  • creativity (is the poster creative and imaginative?)
  • use of colour (do the colours catch your eye?)
  • clear messaging (does the poster tell us something about the CHILD Cohort Study?)