Training Programs

Western Regional Training Centre for Health Services Research (WRTC) 

The Western Regional Training Centre for Health Services Research (WRTC) is an innovative and collaborative program designed to support the training of applied health services researchers across disciplines, sectors, and institutions, and equip them to address the research needs of a wide range of health-care policy makers.The WRTC is based at six universities in Western Canada:  University of Alberta (UA), University of British Columbia (UBC), University of Calgary (UC), University of Manitoba (UM), University of Regina (UR), and University of Saskatchewan (US). 

WRTC students have access to additional training opportunities and receive an annual stipend and travel support.  Students can benefit greatly from attending the workshops, institutes, and seminars funded by the WRTC, as well as the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR).  Students can also gain unparalleled exposure to senior management and policy experts through practical field placements, which greatly enhance job opportunities following program completion. The training program is designed to attract students from a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Graduate students (master or PhD) who are in a thesis program may participate in the program as full students or as affiliate students. A full WRTC student is one who has been accepted into either a master or PhD program in the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan. An affiliate WRTC student is one who has been accepted into a master or PhD program in another academic unit at the University of Saskatchewan or at any other university in western Canada (excluding those units and universities already involved in the WRTC program). 

Please click here for more information on WRTC Application Process.

Co-applicants from the University of Saskatchewan:


2011-12 Academic Year: WRTC Fellowship

Mohsen Soltanifar

 

Mohsen Soltanifar, MSc, School of Public Health, Full Student

Silvia Bermedo-Carrasco

 

Silvia Bermedo-Carrasco, PhD, School of Public Health, Full Student

Allison Cammer

 

Allison Cammer, PhD, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Affiliate Student

Riley Glew

 

Riley Glew, MSc, Community Health and Epidemiology, Affiliate Student

PAST FELLOWSHIP HOLDERS:

2011/2012 Affiliate WRTC Students
  • Janna Schurer, MSc, Department of Veterinary Microbiology
  • Busola Adelugba, PhD, School of Public Health
2011/2012 Full WRTC Students
  • Robert Nesdole, PhD, School of Public Health
  • Juan-Nicolas Pena Sanchez, PhD, Inderdisciplinary Studies
  • John Paul Kuwornu, MSc, Collaborative Biostatistics
2010/2011 Affiliate WRTC Students
  • Busola Adelugba, PhD, School of Public Health
  • Wasem Alsabbagh, PhD, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
  • Brenna Bath, PhD, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
  • Meric Osman, PhD, Department of Economics
  • Janna Shurer, MSc, Department of Veterinary Microbiology

2010/2011 Full WRTC Students
  • Simon Kapaj, PhD, School of Public Health
  • Prosanta Mondal, PhD, Collaborative Biostatistics Program
  • Robert Nesdole, PhD, School of Public Health
  • Juan-Nicolas Pena-Sanchez, PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies

2009/2010 Affiliate WRTC Student
  • Recep Gezer, PhD, School of Public Health