Intersections of Mental Health Perspectives in Addictions Research Training is an innovative, multidisciplinary research training program designed to equip health researchers from across disciplines, sectors and settings to conduct sex- and gender-based analyses in addictions research with a focus on the intersections of violence, trauma and mental health with addictions.

IMPART offers a research training program and fellowships to Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Students and Clinician Researchers.

  • The IMPART program is in its final year and is no longer accepting applications for fellowships.

However, watch this space for our new website coming Fall 2015. It will share an open access online course, videos and loads of free resources. In the meantime, you can check out our new book,Transforming Addiction: gender, trauma, transdisciplinarity published by Routledge.

What Our Graduates Say

PhD trainee, Neuroscience:

My growth as a neuroscience researcher has been greatly enhanced by the IMPART program. The transdisciplinary emphasis and practice that IMPART provides has provided me with an experience that I believe has been invaluable to my training as an academic researcher. More...

PhD trainee, Interdisciplinary Studies:

As the main goals of IMPART target gender and sex based analyses in addictions research with a focus on the intersections of violence, trauma and mental health, it has been a unique opportunity for me to develop my knowledge and put it into practice. More...

MA trainee, Epidemiology:

Previous to my fellowship, I had this feeling that the medical model of addiction just didn't cover everything. IMPART enabled me to figure out just what those missing were. My fellowship helped me develop greater understanding, knowledge, and compassion so I can be effective in the field. More...

MA trainee, Clinical Psychology:

What I gained most from IMPART was hearing the often divergent but always fascinating viewpoints of the other IMPART members, each person coming from a different background with a different focus of research but a similar passion for creating dialogue regarding substance use and gender. More...

More graduate testimonials...


IMPART is a Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and brought to you by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH), along with partners from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre.

CIHR BCCEWH UBC BC Women's Hospital


For more information, please contact:

IMPART Director
E311–4500 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

Phone: , ext. 6494
Fax: 604–875–3716

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