SCPOR provides funding for students interested in patient-oriented health research (MSc, Phd, Postdoc, Medical Residents & Research Assistants). To qualify, student trainees MUST be working on patient-oriented research projects that align with the Saskatchewan Health System Strategic Priorities. At the University of Saskatchewan, the trainee selection process is determined by the home department/college that contributed to SCPOR trainees.

U of S funding is open to students in the following departments/colleges:

  • College of Nursing
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Pharmacy & Nutrition
  • Community Engagement & Outreach
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Math & Stats
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Psychology
  • Edwards School of Business
  • Veterinary Medicine

For more information about U of S SCPOR trainees, please contact the SCPOR office at

U of R funding is open to students in any Faculty or Academic Unit, including:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Faculty of Kinesiology + Health Studies
  • Faculty of Media, Art and Performance
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Work
  • Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
  • La Cité universitaire francophone
  • Federated Colleges of UofR: Campion, FNUniv, Luther

* IPHRC has funding dedicated to Indigenous students

At the U of R, the trainee selection process is facilitated by the Research Office. For more information, please contact


SCPOR Trainee Intake form – Please fill out this form if you are interested in funding for a trainee.

Trainee Terms of Reference – Please read this before filling out the Trainee intake form.

Trainee Annual Progress Report – This report is required for all trainees who have been awarded a SCPOR Graduate Student Scholarship (Masters or PhD) or a SCPOR Postdoctoral Fellow Scholarship. The Annual Progress Report is due on March 31st each year.


SCPOR would like recognize the current trainees who are working on SCPOR supported patient-oriented research projects:

SCPOR Funded Trainees

SCPOR would like congratulate and recognize the current funded trainees that are working on SCPOR supported patient-oriented research projects:

  • Heider Al Mashalah, MSc student in the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering, University or Regina. Supervisor Dr. Eman Almehdawe. Heider is studying the impact of emergency department occupancy at Regina General Hospital on patient length of stay.
  • Bryan Belous, Brace Graham, Dwayne Johnson & Ila Wenaus, MEd students in the Faculty of Education/Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre, University of Regina. Supervisor Dr. JoLee Sasakamosse. These four individuals are helping to research the concept and role of place for First Nations youth mental health.
  • Tracey Carr, Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Supervisor Dr. Gary Groot. University of Saskatchewan. Tracey is researching the role trust and worldview on shared decision making for Indigenous people with cancer.
  • Jane Caulfield, MSc student in Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan. Supervisor Dr. Marjorie Delbaere. Jane’s project focuses on consumer perceptions of public health initiatives.
  • Lucia New, PhD student in College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. Supervisor Dr. Donna Goodridge. Lucia’s project focuses on patient safety initiatives in acute care settings, gaining the perspectives of patients and families.
  • Carrie Pratt, MSc student in the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. Supervisor Dr. Angela Bowen. Carrie’s project investigates indigenous women’s perspectives on culturally secure birth practices.
  • Jennifer Sedgewick, MSc student in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan. Supervisor Dr. Thomas Rotter. Jennifer’s project involves amalgamating a face-to-face systematic review course and on-line course into a blended systematic review to course.
  • Linzi Williamson, PhD student in the Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan. Supervisor Dr. Karen Lawson. Linzi’s research looks at the development of the theoretical models governing the implementation and evaluation of the Warman Nurse Practitioner Clinic.