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The GlycoNet Trainee Association (GTA) is composed of the students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians, and research associates affiliated with the Canadian Glycomics Network.

The GTA Executive Committee (GTA-EC) represents the interests of all members of the Association. In addition to providing a trainee perspective to the GlycoNet training program, the Committee will also help facilitate networking events and meetings, contribute to Network communications, and work to promote GlycoNet to the broader community. The GTA-EC meets regularly to discuss ideas and issues that matter most to the next generation of Canadian glycomics scientists, and to help ensure that GlycoNet trainees have access to a diverse set of opportunities during their time in the Network.

The GTA 2019-2020 Executive Committee

Ryan Sweeney

The chair of GTA Executive Committee enforces the terms of reference of the Trainee Association. They are the offical spokesperson of the GTA. THe chair of GTA Exeuctive Committee sits as a member of the GlycoNet’s Training Committee as the GTA’s representative.

Vice President
Nolan Frame

The Vice President is responsible for the coordination of the activities of the Trainee Association and serves as the official spokesperson in conjunction with the president.

Akay Akohwarien

The secretary maintains and manages the records of the Association and assists the chair to perform Association duties, including meeting documentations and Association correspondence. 

Communications Officer
Revathi Reddy

The Communications Officer is responsible for all matters that pertain to internal and external communications of the Trainee Association. They maintain awareness of the members in the Association and assist information sharing with the trainees.

Symposium Committee Representative
Emily Rodrigues

The Symposium Committee Representative is responsible for the coordination for the professional development and trainee activities of the annual Canandian Glycomics Symposium. The Representative sits as a member of the GlycoNet’s Symposium Committee as the GTA’s voice.

William Scott

Members-at-large is responsible for liaising between the GTA Executive Committee and the members of the Association. They fulfill requirements as delegated by the Executive Committee and address overall Association goals.

Past GTA Executive Committees

Trainee Newsletter Archive

The Trainee Newsletters were issued monthly from January 2016 to April 2017. After April 2017, the Trainee Newsletter was merged with the GlycoNet Newsletter.

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