BC trainees funded to attend KT Canada Summer Institute

6 June 2013

Four BC-based research trainees will be funded by MSFHR to expand their knowledge translation skills at the 2013 KT Canada Summer Institute in Knowledge Translation.

PhD candidates Emily Jenkins (UBC), Sarah Munro (UBC), and Lupin Battersby (SFU), and post-doctoral fellow Rozanne Wilson (UBC) will be fully supported to attend the workshop June 17 to 19 in Hamilton, Ont.

“MSFHR recognizes the gap between research discovery and implementation – knowledge translation can help to close this gap,” says Gayle Scarrow, MSFHR knowledge translation manager. “Building the KT capacity of researchers and knowledge users is one of five main areas that the Foundation focuses on to build an environment that supports effective KT in BC”

The Summer Institute provides participants with the opportunity to increase their understanding of knowledge translation research and network with national and international experts. Attendees will develop skills in the practice of KT and learn how to develop, implement, and evaluate KT strategies.

The Summer Institute is aimed at graduate students, post-doctoral and clinical fellows, and junior faculty who study issues relevant to KT. The theme of this year’s institute is “Challenges in the Science and Practice of Knowledge Translation.”

KT Canada is a clinical research initiative funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. For more information, visit the KT Canada website.