Capacity Development Opportunities

Training is an important aspect of building stakeholders’ capacity (including patients, families and community partners as well as researchers, students, clinicians and funders) to actively participate in patient-oriented research in our province.

Together we can achieve our AbSPORU goals of transforming health research and patient outcomes.


We invite you to join us!

Annual Training Events

Our annual POR Institute is a signature event to bring together our POR communities, celebrate our successes and develop new ideas. Watch for more information about the POR Virtual Institute 2020 coming soon!

Exciting learning opportunities for communities also include the popular KT-sponsored workshop – META (Moving Evidence to Action). Watch for more information about META 2020.

Training Program

We assist our stakeholders to meet the CIHR POR competencies, through offering content in a variety of media, including in-person and recorded lectures, podcasts and workshops. We also share additional learning opportunities that may enrich your POR learning in other ways.

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Certificate Programs

Our certificates are targeted to learners who want to learn more about particular topics. Applied content and active learning support our learners in assuming leadership roles to advance POR in practice.

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Graduate Studentships

First-year students in MSc and PhD health research programs in Alberta are invited to apply for a studentship to help launch their POR careers. This highly competitive application process is held early in the fall with 1-year awards commencing in January of the following year.

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Credit Courses

University credit courses require the standard 39 hours of instruction and course work to receive university credit; currently one course is being offered in the spring semester, with additional topics to be announced.

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