Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Training

SCPOR offers SPOR module training for everyone intending to engage in patient-oriented research. Module 1 is Foundations in Patient-Oriented Research and Module 2 is Fundamentals of Health Research in Canada. These are offered one right after the other, on the same day. Read more about the modules here.



Thursday, May 2, 2019 in Regina, 8:30-4:00 pm

Location: Wascana Rehabilitation Centre (Meeting room 6),

2180 23 Avenue, Regina

To register for this module, click here. 


Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Saskatoon 8:30-4:00 pm
Queen’s House, (Conference Room C)
601 Taylor Street Street, Saskatoon

To register for this module, click here.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Saskatoon 8:30-4:00 pm

Queen’s House, (Conference Room C)
601 Taylor Street Street, Saskatoon

To register for this module, click here. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Saskatoon 8:30-4:00 pm 

Queen’s House, (Conference Room C)
601 Taylor Street Street, Saskatoon

To register for this module, click here. 


The Respiratory Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan will host “Advances in Respiratory Research: What Patients and Families Need to Know” on Friday, May 10th  11:30 – 4: 30 PM. The event will give community members an opportunity to engage with researchers to discuss how advances in research are improving respiratory health.


Some program highlights include:

·       Patient testimonials on their journeys with COPD, lung transplantation, lung cancer and asthma

·       U of S researchers will provide insights on the latest advances in research related to diagnosis and management for these conditions

·       Q & A sessions and networking between patients, families and researchers


Full agenda and registration information can be found on the RRC website under the “Events” tab. Or, click here to register now.

Please feel free to share the links with your networks. Space is limited so we ask that patients, caregivers and their families register before May 3rd.

NEW: Knowledge Translation Workshops

The Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) is excited to host Dr Gabrielle Zimmermann for this informative KT workshop where participants are encouraged to bring their own KT projects to work on, or just come ready to learn about knowledge translation, both end of grant and integrated. This workshop consists of two related parts: in the morning we will explore Integrated KT and in the afternoon, how to create an end-of-grant KT plan. Lunch will be provided. Registration costs are covered by SCPOR.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is limited! If you register and later find you cannot attend, please inform us so we can give your place away to someone on the waiting list.

Workshop Schedule:

Integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT)

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn what integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) is, when to do it and when not to do it as well as key considerations for eveloping an iKT proposal (i.e how to do it).

Specific learning objectives:

  • Describe what integrated KT (iKT) is.
  • Explain why knowledge users should be engaged in your research.
  • Identify which knowledge users you will engage in your research and start to create a plan.
  • Recognize what should be included in an iKT proposal
  • How to create an End-of-Grant KT Plan
  • In this hands-on workshop participants will learn the key elements of an End-of-Grant KT plan and how to develop them into a cohesive plan in a grant proposal.

Specific learning objectives:

  • Identify the target audience and key messages for your research findings.
  • Decide which strategy is appropriate for your research findings: diffusion, dissemination, implementation.
  • Create a draft end-of-grant KT plan for your research findings


Wednesday April 3rd, 2019 in Saskatoon, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Education Building- Room 1024

28 Campus Drive

To register for this KT workshop, click here. 



Thursday April 4th, 2019 in Regina, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 


Classroom Building

Room 434 (The Arts Boardroom)

3707 Sureau Loop

To register for this KT Workshop, click here. 

Our next Building Research Relationships with Indigenous Communities (BRRIC) Training will be offered on Friday, March 22nd 2019. Click here to register. 

SCPOR Webinar Archives

SCPOR’s webinars on various aspects of scientific literature and literature synthesis, research data management, copyright and open access are preserved in our webinar archives. Click here to access them.