KT workshop offers new skills and perspectives

25 November 2014

The Scientist Knowledge Translation Training (SKTT™) workshop co-hosted by MSFHR and Genome BC earlier this month was highly successful and drew a great mix of participants across all research pillars.

The two-day workshop, led by Drs. Melanie Barwick and Donna Lockett, was open to 2014 MSFHR Scholar Award holders and their teams, and individuals who are part of research projects funded by Genome BC.

“Participants in this workshop were a wonderful blend of new and seasoned researchers,” said Lockett. “For some, the workshop provided a new set of skills and perspective. For others, it offered an expansion and refinement of existing skills. The enthusiastic engagement that participants displayed, right to the very end of two long days, was an indicator of the most appropriate audience for our SKTT workshop.”

The workshop allowed participants to develop a fundamental skill set and competencies around creating and implementing a KT plan that can help generate research impact, promote research utilization, and ensure that research findings reach the appropriate audiences.

“I was pleased to hear that several participants reported they would be able to use a lot of what they learned during the workshop to strengthen the KT plans they were currently developing for grant applications,” said Jessica Collins, MSFHR knowledge translation coordinator.

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