Western Regional Training Centre for Health Services Research Program

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) 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 Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina campus. An affiliate WRTC student is one who has been accepted into a master or PhD program in another academic unit at the University of Regina or at any other university in western Canada (excluding those units and universities already involved in the WRTC program). 

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Funding

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. Students may receive support from the WRTC for a total period of up to 2 years. To be eligible for a second year of funding, all students must submit a progress report to the WRTC. Students must be judged to have fulfilled all training requirements (training requirements found on website) to be awarded a second year of funding, and this is at the sole discretion of the WRTC Admissions Committee.

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